How did the Aztecs conquer the people of central Mexico?

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January 02, 2012 4:10PM

They had a formidable army, composed of several castes of warriors. Most of them had light armor, but their weapons were quite powerful. One example is the Macuahuitl (Nahuatl for 'hungry-wood') which is a kind of club filled with obsidian shards, in fact much sharper than titanium blades: according to Hernan Cortes, the conquistador responsible for conquering the Aztecs, one blow of this weapon could easily cut off a horse's head.