The toltecas took control of the power in the center of Mexico in century X and dominated the region for more than two centuries.
They formed a vast commercial network that extended from the southwest of the United States to the south of Central America,
and its influence in the art and the architecture became evident in all Mesoamérica. The toltecas had a special influence
on the Aztecs, who considered themselves later like successors his. The toltecas established their capital in Tula (sometimes
also denominated Tollan Xicocotitlán), to the north of the valley of Mexico, near the North border of Mesoamérica. In its
apogee, Tula had about 60,000 inhabitants. The town tolteca, that spoke to a called language náhuatl, established a smaller
and secularizado state than the one of Teotihuacán and other classic civilizations. The toltecas also created one more a militarista
culture since its economy depended on the conquest and the commerce with other areas, more than in the production of goods
in their own region. The soldiers had to subjugate other states and to protect the long commercial routes. The toltecas were
the main influence on Chichén Itzá, city-been Mayan of Yucatan and some towns related to the toltecas took control of the
control of parts of Mesoamérica. At the end of the century XII Tula it began to experience a long declivity due to the drought,
the hunger, the rebellions and the invasion of Barbarian towns chichimecas from the north. The supremacy tolteca finished
and many other groups of language náhuatl entered the valley of Mexico Among them was a small group that was called to mexica
itself, but that they took control famous of the name of Aztecs. The Aztecs became the following important power of Mesoamérica.