Guns, Germs, and Steel

how does Pizarro's capture of Atahuallpa explain why europeans colonized the New World instead of Native Americans colonizing europe?

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The Spanish were able to capture Atahuallpa and conquer territory in the New World because of their advanced technology and most important of all, their weaponry. From the text:

"Pizarro came to Cajamarca by means of European maritime technology, which built the ships that took him across the Atlantic from Spain to Panama, and then in the Pacific from Panama to Peru.  Lacking such technology, Atahuallpa did not expand overseas out of South America." 


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