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No, it was not. The Inca Empire was split at the time when Pisarro arrived. It was in the civil war. If it hadn't, the Pisarro's conquest would be impossible. Later, when Spain would advance closer, there could be a normal Spain-Inca war. But even much weaker Yucatan could exist independently for decades. Patagonia remained unconquered till 19 century. The ...


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There was plenty of contact between inca and maya. Aztec expeditions reached Maya borderlands. See maps! They were not that far away. Contacts are broadly attested in archeology (lots of knives and arrow points). Contacts are also attested in early 1500 oral tradition. Plus, “logical” trade routes easily connect the “aztec” Mexican highlands (good place to ...


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Although not an answer regarding contact, an argument against regular trade between Inca and the other two could be made on the basis of rarity of golden and silver Inca artifacts today. When Atahuallpa was captured by Pizarro, every item made of gold or silver was gathered from every store throughout the empire and brought as a ransom for the emperor's life....


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