When a reigning Inka ("Inka" is the quechua spelling, matter of preference) died, his successor was disinherited and all properties, servants and lands were split among the Inka's other offspring. The Inka was expected to be a great warrior and this tradition was meant to incentivize constant conquest and expansion.

My question is, how did the successor recover from such a setback? If I'm reading this correctly, he was denied income from lands and his subjects now served his siblings or the Qoya, the late Inka's wife.

  • Presumably if the policy was intended to incentive conquest, the survivor assembled a force and set out for conquest.
    – MCW
    Nov 20, 2019 at 15:55


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