The rise and fall of the Inca empire – Gordon McEwan



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It was the western hemisphere’s largest empire ever, with a population of nearly 10 million subjects. Yet within 100 years of its rise in the fifteenth century, the Inca Empire would be no more. What happened? Gordon McEwan details the rise and fall of the Inca empire.

Lesson by Gordon McEwan, animation by TED-Ed.

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  1. Like it very much!
    Well Pachacutec's son name was Tupac Yupanqui. And Pachacútec was only 15 when he defeated the chankas, his older brother and heir failed first and the chankas were almost over the city, so he took the control and defended the city. The Legends said that he Made such a powerfull speach than Even the stones raised as stone warriors to defend Cusco!

  2. Hey guys, check out the second book in the power of five series by Anthony Horowitz, it contains some small (some false but mostly true) information about the Incas ☺☺☺☺ 0
    P.S Ty for the video ted-ed I really appreciate it

  3. im from ecuador (one of the territories of the inca empire), and i was so excited about this lesson, after watching the video i can say: i'm not disappointed. even though, i would like them to also include the communication system «the chasquis». but over all, everything was really nice. A wonderful video (as always).

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