Social Event 2: Roman Catholosism Arrives (early 1500's)
The Spanish conquistadors arrived and brought with them many of their own characteristics, one of them being religion. They forced the lands original people to convet, or overwhelming force (at that time) would be used against them, which would result in death.
this lead to the evntual forming of Modern South America.
Political Event 1: Dispute on leader of Incas (1525) When the Inca's emperor died in 1525, his sons fought over who would ascend the throne. After years of Struggle in a brutal civil war, Atahualpa won. This lowered many aspects of the Incas rich and efficient lifestyle. 1700
Political Event 2: Gaining Independence (1800s) By the early 1800s many of the controlledd countries in South America desired freedom. This lead to revolts, where Creoles (American-born Europeans) lead. After sevreral years, Chile became the first independent
Incan Rule Colonialism
Economic Event 1: Gold/mineral Discovery (1693-) The Spanish settlers discovered vast gold and mineral mines and used them to their advantages. Through the use of slaves (which were previously Inca citizens), they were able to mine minerals at a high rate. this is an important economic event as it provided a very good source of income. It helped the colonialists establish themselves as a powerful state, and they were able to back that up via hte income from the minerals collected.
Social Event 1: Tupac lead Revolt (1780-1) Tupac, a desendent of Inca rulers, lead a powerful revolt against the conquistadors and the ruling Spaniards. He gained power through the many Inca remnants, but his revolt was ended when the Spaniards used force, which was un paralleled by most civilizations at that time. This event is significant as it shows how the Inca's opposed colonialism, and the changes that many social factors within their community had to undergo.
Economic Event 2: Coffee Production (1727) In 1727, coffe production became a min source of income for the South American country of Brazil. This lead to cities such as Sao Paulo into becoming important and flourishing into better places for people. This is an important economic resource for many reasons. The most is the fact that Brazil now relies on its coffee exports, as it is the largest producer of coffee beans in the world (by a large margin in comparison to other independent countries).