Which was more important in helping the Spanish
conquistadors defeat the Incas: Spanish weapons, the Inca civil war,
or the smallpox epidemic?
The technology of Spanish crossbows and horses
against Inca spear-throwers and cotton armor, the five-year civil
war in the Inca Empire, and the devastating effects of the smallpox
epidemic all played a part in the Spanish Conquest of the Incas.