North America 1453 CE

The Aztecs are now building their empire in Central America.

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What is happening in North America in 1453CE

Central America

The past couple of centuries have seen the Aztecs, an alliance of groups of whom the Mexica are the leading element, become dominant in Mesoamerica.

The South-West

In the South-West of the present-day USA, a long dry spell has had a disastrous impact upon the agricultural societies of the Hohokam and the Anasazi. Many farming villages have been abandoned and people have moved away from their historic homelands.

The East

Climate change may also have been responsible for changes in societies of the east. There has been a marked upswing in violence between communities, and urban centers such as Cahokia have been abandoned. Other centers continue in being, though none are on the same scale as before.

The North

The Norse settlements on Greenland have vanished, possibly victims of a colder climate and of the continued Inuit expansion across the Arctic region.

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Pre-Columbian civilizations of America

Pre-Columbian peoples of North America

Aztec civilization

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