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Aztec Empire ("Mexica Triple Alliance")
Ce Mexïhca Anàhuãc
Timeline: The Purple Mantle

OTL equivalent: México
Mexhica Aztec Empire (The Purple Flag) Aztec Empire Coat of Arms
Aztec Empire (The Purple Mantle)
Aztec Empire Location
Capital Tenochtitlán
Largest city Tenochtitlán
Other cities Akalkixoayan, Chichén Itzá, Chichimejaa, Tlauhcopa, Chihuahua
Language
  official
 
Nahuatl
  others Maya, Puerepecha, Tzamil, Mixtec, English, French
Religion
  main
 
Toyecnemiliztli
  others Luteran Christianity
Ethnic Group Mexica
Demonym Aztec, Mexihca
Government Unitary parliamentary representative democracy under constitutional monarchy
  legislature Huey Apitsali
Huey Tlatoani Achcauhtli IV
Mayektli Xipil Batan
Established 1325 as Mexhica Triple Alliance

1583 as Aztec Empire

Currency Quachtli
Time Zone UTC -6 hours
Internet TLD .mi


The Aztec Empire has survived several Spanish invasions and through technological improvement and a strong and fierce warrior culture, has survived until the present day. The Mexhica Triple Alliance changed its name to Aztec Empire in 1583.


History

Murales Rivera - Markt in Tlatelolco 3

Representation of Tenochtitlán in 1496

1496:

  • June: Christopher Columbus finally gets an small fleet from the Spaniard Kingdom to travel West after being rejected over the last five years (European-Asian Trading Continuation negated the need of such expedition).
  • August: Columbus arrives to the Island of "La Española" (Current Haiti) However, a disagreement between him and several of his officers sparks a mutiny, Columbus is killed and one of his ships heavily damaged.
  • September: Part of the original crew decides to return to Spain (half of them will be wiped out by a powerful storm on their way back) the rest travel further West to find more advanced kingdoms and richness.
  • November 1st: The Remaining Crew reaches an "Indian" tribe vassal of the Aztec Empire.
  • December 26th: The last men (less than 35) enters "Tenochtitlán" where they're initially mistaken as gods and then taken prisoners after a failed attempt to capture the Emperor Moctezuma Xocoyotzin. They are forced to teach the Aztecs about their language, culture, weapons and horses.

1497:

  • March: A second Spanish expedition is sent to colonize La Española Island.

XVI Century:

1502: An expedition is sent to find the renegades that escaped to the West, after crossing the Gulf of Yucatán, they are informed of the renegade's faith by the local tribes.

1505: Nicolás de Ovando leads a team to conquest the City of Tenochtitlán, however they're defeated by the Aztecs who already know how to manufacture and use primitive fire weapons as well as counting with cavalry of their own. The Spanish presence inflicts damage. However, through the dissemination of several diseases brought by their soldiers, causing an epidemic on the Aztec Kingdom, but the Aztec Empire, still stands.

1508: Beginning of the Aztec-Spaniard Wars.

1509: Creation of "La Gobernacion de Nueva España" in Mexhica Territory.

1510:  The Byzantine Kingdom Begins to expand his commercial fleets beyond the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, creating a port city near El-Cairo, named ανταλλαγή or "Antallagi" (OTL: Port Fadu) to trade faster Indian Products through the Gulf Of Suez (Capture of The City of Suez in 1515 from the Ottomans was instrumental on this).

1512: End of the First Aztec-Spaniard War.

1520: The Second Aztec-Spaniard War begins.

1523: The Portuguese Empire begin trading with the Aztec Empire.

1525: The Dutch and the English begins commerce with the Aztec Empire.

1537: The Second Aztec-Spaniard War ends.

1550: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War Begins.

1559: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War (Phase 1) Ends.

1570: The Third Aztec-Spaniard War (Phase 2) begins.

1585: End of "La Gobernacion de Nueva España".

1586: Treaty of Tuxpan-Resistencia. The Third Aztec-Spaniard War finishes again in Spanish defeat.

  • Finalization of the Aztec-Spaniard Wars.

1595: The Aztec Empire extends itself into the Yucatán Peninsula and to the North.

XVII Century:

1615: The Aztec Empire finishes its semi-Isolationist politics and begins to pursue a more merchantilistic approach after the young prince Tlatelolco II visited Europe.

  • Chichén Itzá is converted into a major Aztec Altepetl (city-State) to control the nearby ports for Atlantic trading, alongside the Main port-city of Tlauhcopa (Nauahtl: Towards East) former Spaniard "Nueva Sevilla".

1623: The Empire creates its first merchant fleet based on the Dutch High Sea ships and trained by foreign sailors. Tahuantinsuyo and begins diplomatic and commercial relationships with it, looking for to consolidate a strong defensive presence against European Invaders.

XVIII Century:

1702: The Decline in the Spice trade makes textiles the new greater importation.

1775: The Thirteen Colonies of North America reach independence from the British Empire with help from the French Kingdom and The Aztec Empire.

XIX Century:

1836: American colonists of European descent begins clashing with the local Aztec population.

1845: the Alkakixoay treaty is signed, creating a permanent border between the European descent Texan inhabitants from the Aztec territories. 1865: Thanks to Aztec Intervention, The Confederated States of America gains its definitive Independence from the United States. The C.S.A. became an important producer for source material for the Aztec Empire, however diplomatic relations are somewhat strained due to Ideological differences between both nations.

1883: The plans for a reunification of the Confederated States of America with the United States is thwarted once more by the Aztec Empire allied to the Tawuatinsuyo due to the distrust these nations has for the Manifest Destiny Policy the U.S. has been presenting. The C.S.A. has been politically influenced to improve its slave's life quality.

1894: The Liberal revolution join forces with leftist movements and University students, The Huey Tlatoani accepts to sworn before the Anauakatlajtoke (national Constitution) and the Empire accepts the Unitary Constitutional Parliamentary Monarchy as its government system.

XX Century:

1918: The Aztec Empire Enters the The Great World War after remaining neutral the first years, allies itself to the "Central Powers" due to its political and commercial ties to Germany, Silberach and the CSA.

Geography

Politics

The Empire is a Unitary constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the Huey Tlatoani commonly referred to as the Emperor; while the Head of Government is the Mayektli its Prime Minister and its private Council, the nesentlalilistli composed of four ministers. The King is submitted by the power of the Anauakatlajtoke which is the National Constitution embodied in the Huey Apitsali Or High Chamber, who in turn elect the Mayektli and can be supervised by the Nauatiloc (Main Judges) Each province elects its Cuauhtlatoani or governor but these must be accepted by the Tlatoani before acquiring the charge. The tribute system is directed by the Huecalpixque Ministry and it's highly important; and the Justice system is controlled by 12 Nauatiloc.

Political divisions

Each city is formed out of several Calpullis (which act as a basic social unit formed out of several families), minor cities are subdue to major cities (Altepetl) who acts a Province capital for the Xeliuilistli (Province).

Aztec Provinces

Economy

Flora and Fauna

The Aztec Empire is one of the 16 megadiverse countries of the world. With over 200,000 different species, Azteca is home of 10–12% of the world's biodiversity, ranks first in biodiversity in reptiles with 707 known species, second in mammals with 438 species, fourth in amphibians with 290 species, and fourth in flora, with 26,000 different species. The Empire is also considered the second country in the world in ecosystems and fourth in overall species. Approximately 2770 species are protected by Aztec legislators.

Demographics

Tenochtitlán

Modern Tenochtitlán Skyline surrounded by the Lake Texcoco

Over 72% of the Population is Urbanized, the rest habits in the fields in the most fertile areas.

Culture

Heirs of a once warrior culture, the Aztec maintains such traditions in some ways. Every Aztec boy and girl of 18 years old is obliged to serve in the army as a Conscript (unless is availed by medical reasons) for a time of six to eight months, where they learn discipline and basic warfare and weaponry; after that they're dismissed and can continue with their lives (forming, however, part of the "Reservist" Forces) unless they decide to stay in the Regular forces, in which case if their score allows them, they can be accepted into one of the military branches.  


Toyecnemjilitzi

AztecPantheon

Modern Representation of the Aztec Main Deities

Is the original religion of the Aztec Empire, has evolved little since the Spanish arrive, except for the outlaw (At least publicly) of the Human Sacrifices in the XVI century, in order to maintain strong ties and commercial activities with the European powers. 

The original religious festivals which were held according to patterns of the Aztec calendar had been maintained, as well as their pantheon. The Aztecs would often adopted deities of other geographic regions or peoples into their own religious practice. Aztec cosmology divided the world into upper and nether worlds, each associated with a specific set of deities and astronomical objects, most important in Aztec religion were the sun, moon and the planet Venus — all of which held different symbolic and religious meanings and were connected to deities and geographical places.

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