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The Influence Of Spanish And Native American Culture

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Mexico historically has a long, rich and dynamic culture. It was influenced not only by the Native Americans in the Aztecs and Mayans, but also by the earliest European global super power, that being Spain. The Aztec empire thrived across most of modern day Mexico coming to prominence around 1424. The Aztecs were said to have ruled over 5 million people at the time. In 1519 Hernan Cortes led several hundred Spaniards along with other Native allies and conquered the Aztecs. This is significant in the sense that this single event is a defining moment in its history. Mexico defines itself as a “Mestizo” or mixed heritage and culture of both Spanish and Native American influence. For nearly three hundred years Spain would rule and govern
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