The conquest of Mexico by Cortés is said to be reminiscent of Caesar’s conquest of Gaul. What are the similarities and differences?

Common in the activities of Caesar and Cortes is that they had a huge superiority over the barbarians in the military and administrative organization and skillfully applied the rule: “Divide and conquer.” But unlike Caesar, Cortes converted the defeated Indians to Christianity. In this respect, the campaigns of Hernando Cortez were more reminiscent of the campaigns of Charlemagne to pagan Germany.

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