The Inca empire thrived across the Andean region of South America for centuries after first rising up at some point in the 13th century. Centuries before American interstate culture, the Incans developed what has come to be known as the Great Inca Road. And it allowed the Incan empire to communicate from region to region even amid mountainous terrain and what would otherwise be inhospitable conditions. For one, the army was regularly used to push forward progress on the economic and logistical development of the Incan empire. And with their long runs and quick paces, they kept the Incan empire better connected than most civilizations of that time period.
Source: The Nation November 19, 2023 08:35 UTC