Inheritors of the Moche cultural tradition, Chimor began its expansion in the 12th century from the Moche river valley in what is now northern Peru. Their expansion continued until they were halted and conquered by the rising Inka Empire in 1470. Their last king, Minchancaman, was captured and led to the Inka capital Qosqo. Chimu artisans contributed greatly to the manufacture of Inka artistic wares. Until its fall, Chimor controlled perhaps 2/3 of the population of the northern Andes.
Initial government is Despotism.