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...Aztec Empire The Aztec empire, the Native American which ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1428 until 1521, has been one of the mostprominent ancient empires in the history of the mankind. Originated as a Triple alliance between the city-states Tenochtitlan, Texcoco and Tlacopan in 1427, the Aztec empire was a tribute empire based in Tenochtitlan, and it extended its power throughout Mesoamerica in the late post-classic period. Significantly, the Aztecs began their rise to predominance after the decline of the Maya and this civilization represents Mesoamerica’s Romans. Although the rich...