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In the early 14th century the rise of both the Mali and Spanish empires held spreading their religious beliefs and gaining wealth to great importance with that the idea of expansion and fear of power drove these two empires to develop the way they did The Spanish unlike the Mali Empire more so focused on the ideas of expansion more than any other reward Men like Bernal Diaz concentrated on making it relevant to the other European powers that god is on their side and their just as powerful if not more powerful than other European country On the other side the rise the Mali Empire seemed to be highly focused on the spread and acknowledgment of their religion and spirits They believed god controls destiny and through faith can you succeed in your endeavorsThe Spanish came to the New World hoping to spread their religion to gain wealth but to most importantly make a statement to the surrounding European countries When arriving to the new worlds the Spanish were accepted by some Aztecs but not all it was clear too a few of them that their real intentions when arriving was to conquer their land If converting the Aztecs to Catholicism was their main goal they would have done so more forcefully Instead when the Spanish originally came to the new world they treated them decently and traded their knowledge of Christianity and their protection from other countries for gold In a way Corts seemed to be a missionary sharing his beliefs to those of the new world Diaz released his own version of how the Spanish voyages went to confirmdeny all allegations made about the Spanish empire His story denied the idea of the black legend and portrayed the Spaniards not to be money hungry but instead strong patriotic decent people and hoped the rest of the world could see them in this way as well In a way they manipulated the
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