Published on May 10, 2018On the edge of Western South America, wedged between the Earth’s driest desert, largest rainforest, and second highest mountain range lay a sprawling empire. The Inca through ingenious engineering and strict central planning forged one of the world’s most unusual empires. The largest empire in the pre-Columbian Americas, without a written language, the wheel, or money and one of the only empires to stretch upwards rather than across. In this video, we will look at how the Inca rose to power from unknown origins and dominated their region. The script was developed and the video was created by our good friend Cogito Check out his channel for more historical content: Support us on Patreon: or Paypal: We are grateful to our patrons and sponsors, who made this video possible: This video was narrated by Officially Devin ()✔ Merch store ► ✔ Patreon ► ✔ PayPal ► ✔ Twitch ► ✔ Twitter ► ✔ Facebook ► ✔ Instagram ►Sources:Terence D'Altroy - The Incas Gordon F. McEwan - The Inca New Perspectives Nigel Davies - The Inca Kim MacQuarrie - The Last Days of the Inca John Hemmings - The Conquest of the IncasProduction Music courtesy of Epidemic Sound: Songs used by Derek and Brandon Fiechter ()Tribal Jungle Music - Inca EmpireTribal Jungle Music - Inca KingEpic Jungle Music - Jaws of the JaguarTribal Jungle Music - Macchu Picchu . The Inca through ingenious engineering and strict central planning forged one of the world’s most unusual empires. The largest empire in the pre-Columbian Americas, without a written language . The Inca Empire mushroomed from the city-state of Cuzco in the Peruvian Andes, under the ruler Pachacuti (1438–71). He organized their territory into four administrative regions: Chinchasuyu, Cuntisuyu, Antisuyu and Collasuyu, and masterminded a tried and tested method of territorial aggrandizement..