- Feb 2017
- Latin America
Even when accounting for technology, the Aztecs seemed to have left Cortés, and later Pánfilo de Narvaez who joined him, to roam free in their territory or in the territory of their neighbours without caring one thing about stopping them. Basically, why didn't the Aztecs just send an army to stop them once they landed or once they spotted at the very least? I can understand them not stopping them already at sea because the Aztecs seemingly didn't have more than merchant ships and were not a naval power. But not sending a force to kill Cortés immediately? That's like the English letting even Spanish scouting ships land without at least sending a few men to try to stop them.