Ancient Civilizations of Latin America: Inca The Government

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Among the many ancient civilizations in Latin America, the Incas were one of a kind. Their government was a whole lot different from any other of the civilizations. This had great impact on the civilization. In my opinion, without this aspect the Incas most likely wouldn't of been as successful.

As stated before, the government was very important in the Inca civilization and had a lot of impact on their civilization in general. In the Incan civilization the utmost in power was the emperor, then came the royal family. Often times many of the government leaders came straight from the royal family. This impacted the people meaning that is was harder for a common citizen to rise up in power to be a government administrator or leader. Another thing that impacted the society was that the government owned almost everything. This impacted the society in a very good way meaning that the people didn't have to worry about the buying and selling of property since not many people had their own.

Another impact was that the government allocated all jobs to citizens. This impacted all citizens (everyone worked) meaning no one had the option to do what they dreamed of doing in life. That is how the government of the Incas impacted the civilization.

I think that the Incan government made the civilization more successful. One way is that the Incan government chose jobs which meant there was no unemployed people searching all over for a job. If this wasn't present in the Incan Civilization the job world might have been a mess. Also I think that the government having ownership of the land contributed to the successfulness because it means that there will be less homeless citizens. Last of all the government being based in one city helped the...