Mexico and Central America 1453 CE

The Mexica people are rising to prominence.

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What is happening in Mexico and Central America in 1453CE

Mesoamerica continued to be fragmented amongst numerous tribes and city-states during the 13th and 14th centuries. Then, in the 15th century the Mexica people became the leading element in a new alliance of peoples, the Aztec. Since then this group has been busy extending its power over its neighbours. The Aztec now dominate the Valley of Mexico. Their capital, Tenochtitlan, is already a huge city, perhaps 150,000 strong – very much larger than most Old World cites of the time.

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