exact tribute

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Meanwhile, the conquistadores who had more urgent, earthy needs -- to feed themselves for example -- wanted to exact tribute directly where they landed.
In summary, Saleeby said that clearly the Governor intended, first, to reduce Sulu to a vassal state; second, to exact tribute in pearls; third, to secure the trade of Sulu for the Spaniards; fourth, to punish the Sultan of Sulu for the help he rendered the Sultan of Bruney against the Spanish forces; fifth, to rescue the Christian slaves in Sulu; sixth, to deprive the Sulus of their artillery and ammunition and of all vessels except fishing vessels, in order to stop their piracy; seventh, to compel the Sulus to become peaceful agriculturists; eighth, to uproot the "accursed doctrine" of Mohammed and to convert the Sulus to the Christian religion.
This Spanish strategy forcibly relocated native Andeans into densely populated villages to control and exact tribute from them more effectively.
Its purpose, unlike that of wars of conquest, was not to gain new territories nor to exact tribute from conquered peoples, but rather to take prisoners for sacrifice to the sun.
The idea was to protect them from encomenderos (the Spaniards granted an encomienda, which entitled them to exact tribute from the Indians), who were responsible for organizing production and collecting tributes in return for paying the Indians for their work, converting them to Christianity, and educating them.
A preserve for old wounds rather than old joys, it could exact tribute for them years or even generations later, as when a daughter in The Wild Duck commits the suicide flubbed by her grandfather, then by her father, before she was born, and with the same revolver to boot.
As a result, the wealthy citizens found it difficult to exact tribute from them, either in the form of surplus labor or product, in any regular or systematic manner; this created an incentive for them to seek an alternative form of exploitation, one based on slavery and dependent on the assistance or acquiescence of their subordinates in the newly constituted civic community.