Why were Incas so important?

Why was the Inca empire so successful?

The Incas had a centrally planned economy, perhaps the most successful ever seen. Its success was in the efficient management of labor and the administration of resources they collected as tribute. Collective labor was the base for economic productivity and for the creation of social wealth in the Inca society.

What made the Incas unique?

Although they never invented or had access to the wheel, the Incas built thousands of well-paved paths and roads along, up and over some of the highest peaks in the Andes mountain range. In fact, it’s estimated that they built more than 18,000 miles of roads across their civilization!

How did the Incas influence the world today?

The Incas developed superb architecture and engineering techniques without the use of the wheel and modern tools. Their buildings have proved earthquake resistant for 500 years and today they serve as foundations for many buildings.

What killed the Incas?

The spread of disease

Influenza and smallpox were the main causes of death among the Inca population and it affected not only the working class but also the nobility.

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