Land of the Four Quarters.
He who rules…
Land of the gods.
Land of Enchantment.
The size of the population.
The size of the government.
The number of laws they had.
The number of languages spoken by the population.
The geographical size of the empire.
Feed, clothe and house the population.
To make sure that all Inca workers earned a living wage.
To make sure that the empire was free of crime.
To make sure that the rights of all people were respected.
The rays of the sun.
The web of a spider.
Only the Inca elite and the most dangerous prisoners.
Only the Inca elite and their servants.
Only the Sapa Inca and his family and servants.
Only the Inca elite and military heroes.
The Coricancha was a religious complex.
The Coricancha was a maximum security prison.
The Coricancha was the Sapa Inca’s palace.
The Coricancha was the place where government meetings were held.
In the Andes climate, buildings quickly fell apart.
Inca stonework took a long time to complete.
Building projects were how the Sapa Inca demonstrated their power.
Each emperor had to build a new palace for themselves and their family.
The Inca government was organized like the rays of the sun.
The Inca government was organized in a hierarchy.
The Inca government was organized like a pyramid.
The Inca government was organized like an ice cream sundae.
An ayllu is a group of Inca families.
An ayllu is a branch of the Inca government.
An ayllu is a general in the Inca army.
An ayllu is an Inca tax collector.
The Mi’ta was the Inca service tax.
The Mi’ta was a religious offering to the sun god, Inti.
The Mi’ta was the Inca law code.
The Mi’ta was an Inca arranged marriage.
⅓ went to religion, ⅓ went to the government, and ⅓ went to the worker and his family.
½ went to the government and the worker kept ½
½ was divided among the worker’s ayllu and ½ was put into storage.
⅓ went to the worker and his family and ⅔ went into government storehouses.
Common people had no rights.
Common people could choose what job they did for the empire.
Common people could choose where they wanted to live in the empire.
Common people could choose which gods to worship.
Begging made them feel badly about the crime they committed.
Begging warned others about punishment for crimes.
Begging meant that even convicted criminals still had to contribute to the well-being of the Inca state.
Begging forced others to feel compassion for those less fortunate.
Conquest increased the number of people put to work farming and building.
Conquest led to the Inca discovering new ways to do things.
Conquest meant more government jobs.
All resources in the conquered territory became the property of the Sapa Inca.