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Aztec Government

The Aztec Government

The Aztecs founded a strong, secure central government. This helped provide stability, and allowed the empire to thrive. At the top of this government was the royal family, headed by an emperor, or king.

 

Aztec Emperor

This emperor appointed various authorities to rule different regions of his empire. These leaders swore allegiance to the emperor himself. The emperor maintained his control over the empire through the use of his vast and powerful army.