Montezuma

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Montezuma inherited an empire of five million people from his uncle, stretching from present-day Mexico to Nicaragua. At the time, the empire was made up of semi-independent city-states. One of the Aztec King's greatest achievements was to expand and centralize this empire. Within months of taking the throne in 1502, he changed from a man of good reason into a pitiless autocrat who declared himself a god. He wanted people to be afraid of him, as he believed that fear and ruthlessness were the only ways to stop the empire falling apart.

Previously Aired

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Time
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5/7/2013
8 p.m.
5/8/2013
1 a.m.
5/12/2013
5 p.m.
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