Questions tagged [south-america]

Questions related to the history of the continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere but also partially north of the Equator, consisting at present of 12 sovereign nations.

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Why did native Americans and Europeans mix in South America but not in North America?

A large part of the current population of South America are descendants of both native Americans and Europeans. In contrast, in north America the intermingling of native Americans and Europeans was ...
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How come Incas believed that the Spanish were the incarnation of their “thunder god”?

I have recently been studying Francisco Pizarro and his domination over the Incas. I watched a clip called "Guns, Germs, and Steel". It was quite interesting, how Pizarro dominated the Incas with only ...