The history of Peru likens a prodigious, baffling puzzle; just like any other fairly complex mystery of the past, several crucial pieces have been nibbled away bit by bit by binding political affairs over the course of history. Personally, school teachers’ crummy clarifications only rendered me befuddled, gawking at the derelict baneful ruins of “what used to be” without any logical explanations for its sudden, screeching halt.
After addressing the historical facts, skimming through perennial books, watching movies and educational videos, and participating in a couple of debates, I have come up with a firm opinion on “what would have happened if the Spanish never conquered Peru.” This post aims to share my thoughts and beliefs with anyone interested in the matter.
In the ancient times there was an Empire governed by the Son of the Sun, who emerged from the Lake Titicaca with the mission of making the hazardous and unrelenting mountains of the Andes thrive. The Inti god, the Inca’s father, gave him a golden rod and told him to walk north towards a brighter future in search of a land where it was possible to plant the rod without difficulty. When he discovered the promised land, he settled down to build the center of what would soon become the Inca Empire, the “navel" of the world; just as the Sun had entrusted him, he founded Cuzco.