The Inca Empire was the largest empire in Pre-Columbian America, and a considerably large empire in the world at the time of its collapse. The administrative, political and military center of the empire was located in Cuzco. It arose from the highlands of Peru in 1197; from 1438 to 1533, the Incas used conquest and peaceful assimilation to incorporate a large portion of western South America, centered on the Andean mountain ranges, including large parts of modern Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile.
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