Aztec Triple Alliance
Timeline: Principia Moderni II (Map Game)

OTL equivalent: Central Mexico
Aztec are shown in lilac purple
(and largest city)
Tenochtitlan & Texcoco & Tlacopan
Language Nahuatl
Religion Sun Worship
Ethnic Group Aztec
Demonym Aztecatl (Nahuatl)
Government Confederate Monarchy
  legislature Council of Four
Established 1428
Currency Quachtli and Cocoa Beans

This is a profile page for the Aztec Triple Alliance and its related states as a part of the Principia Moderni II (Map Game) game. It is controlled by Kunarian. The main of the page is information on the Aztec Triple Alliance, previous and successor states have their own small sections.


Currently the Huetlatoani (meaning Great Speaker, who acts as the head of state) for the Aztec Triple Alliance is Moctezuma I, who rules by divine right given to him by the Sun God Huitzilopochtli. The Triple Alliance is a Confederate Monarchy where, the state is highly decentralised and local rulers are considered rulers by divine right too, the central governments however demands tribute from all over the confederacy as part of their membership.

Central Government

The executive branch of government is led by the Cihuacoatl and Council of Four who do most of the day to day governance with help from the military societies and other agents which they use to enforce their will. The Cihuacoatl is normally a relative of the Huetlatoani and is responsible mainly for the running of Tenochtitlan however is also the main decider of internal policy and how the Triple Alliance is run. The Council of Four are also normally relatives of the Huetlatoani and are compromised of four generals from the four major warrior societies of the Aztec, they advise the Huetlatoani and can also enact internal policy to a certain degree.

Local Government

Local governments are ruled by a Tlatoani (meaning Speaker) who are the local rulers considered to have the divine right to rule just like the Huetlatoani and succession works on a hereditary basis. They have control over their city state and are responsible for the preparing the right amount of tribute for the capitals. Some may be replaced with Calpixqui (High Steward) who are placed there when the local ruler is considered to have become trouble, this is done to ensure correct rulership and correct tribute is paid.

Foreign Relations

Foreign relations are handled by the Huetlatoani with the advice of the Council of Four. Currently the Triple Alliance pursues a foreign policy of developing influence over its neighbors and asserting its divine right to the land of the Sun God. They have no alliances outside of the Triple Alliance, no trade pacts, non-aggression pacts with foreign states.


The Triple Alliance currently has no allies other than those within it.

Trade Pacts

The Triple Alliance has no trade pacts with anyone.

Non-Aggression Pacts

The Triple Alliance has no non-aggression pacts with anyone.

Watch List

The Triple Alliance has a watch list, a list of nations that the Council of Four take a particular interest in due to the threat they pose to the Aztec Triple Alliance.

  • Mixtec
The Mixtec are strong warriors like the Aztec however also have the advantage too of being more organised than ordinary Zapotec city states. They pose a possible threat should they ever bocome aggressive. They are currently neutral towards the Triple Alliance.
  • Tarasco
The Tarascan state is another strongly developed warrior state and in many ways rivals the strength of the Triple Alliance. They pose a problem for expansion as well as if they become aggressive. They are currently neutral towards the Triple Alliance.

Other Agreements

The Triple Alliance has no other agreements with anyone.


Before 1450 the Aztec were a warrior people who were hired by city states to solve their problems, however after a large amount of backstabbing and politics the Aztecs controlled the most powerful city states and were jealously looked upon by the Zapotec and other local empires. Soon the Aztec Triple Alliance formed and began to dominate the other states around it, from 1450 onwards history was recorded by a few Aztec scholars who had found time to take up the task as they were now able to pursue the craft after crops began to be intensively farmed.

Triple Alliance Period

  • 1450: A great drought begins in the Basin of Mexico, and the great leader of the Aztecs Moctezuma I declares that in a dream he had a vision of the Gods and they were not pleased with the tribute that the Aztecs had given them and so sent the drought to punish the Aztecs. Moctezuma believes that this means that more sacrifices to the Gods must be made however the drought stops them from properly mobilising an army. Moctezuma declares that the Aztecs must ready themselves for war and plans are made to take tribute from the southern Zapotec states, while they are stronger than those in the north, the tribute will be greater too.
  • 1451: The drought in the gulf continues and the Aztecs patiently wait it out training up their forces with small border skirmishes all the while desperately conserving crops. In an effort to fight the drought crops are more thoroughly farmed and this method of farming begins to spread, helping to quell the problems of the drought. Moctezuma begins to consolidate powers from the local governments to himself, and some local leaders become wary of his tactics.
  • 1452: The warriors under Moctezuma's command swell in number as forces from elsewhere in the Empire manage to send men to join the main army. However, numbers are lower than expected due to the continuing drought causing severe logistical problems. However, Moctezuma is glad for the increase in manpower. The way that Aztecs have begun farming much more thoroughly is beginning to catch on more, and shows signs that it may stick around after the drought, as farmers are now wealthier and people are better fed, a few Aztecs begin to pursue other crafts as well. The consolidation of powers continues. However, one of the local leaders speaks out but is quickly silenced and replaced with a calpixqui (high steward) of the empire which silences further descent.
  • 1453: The droughts ease and the Aztecs fly forwards towards the Zapotec city states claiming sacrifices and land for the Triple Alliance with Moctezuma I leading them into the south, large amounts of sacrifices are captured and sacrificed to Huitzilopochtli in an event called the Blood Rain due to the relation to the drought. Farming produce increases even more due to the ending of the drought leaving a huge surplus of food, further fuelling the amount of Aztecs beginning to pursue side crafts and hobbies and sports. Moctezuma I begins speaking of reforming the government, the already suspicious local rulers are now split between those who support the creation of a more complex state of governance and those who support local rulers right to make law as they see fit causing a rise in internal tensions.

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