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Cortes’ 2nd Letter Back To Spain

To systematically rid the world of a civilization takes not only military genius and advanced weaponry, but also a lot of something else. This “something else” is quite unknown though. While Cortes and other Spaniards at the time believed that his conquering of the Aztecs was purely courage and God’s will, I believe that it was not so much of those, but a whole lot of luck. In Cortes’ second letter to the Emperor he discusses his battles with the Aztecs within the city limits of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan. While writing about the inner-city war between the massive army of Aztecs and the handful of Spaniards, Cortes’ credits his victories to the bravery of himself and his troops. Not…