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Did Cortez conquer the Aztecs by himself?

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September 12, 2011 8:36PM

Yes, he did conquer the Aztecs by himself

Well, he did have an army with him.

Some factors that helped him:

-He was welcomed by the Aztec emperor, who later was taken prisoner by him

-A lot of them died because of the new diseases from Europe

-He raised an army adding every culture oppressed by the Aztecs

-Hi had superior firepower and tactics: as Tenochtitlan city was founded over a lake with only a few bridges as connection to mainland he sieged the city until everyone died of starvation.