The Aztec empire was destroyed only two years after the Spanish invasions. War and disease ultimately ended the Aztec society. The Europeans also invaded North America and Polynesia. The fact that these societies had previously been secluded from all world contact proved to be a great disadvantage to them.
The Aztecs demanded all the conquered people to give them food and supplies. They gave the land to important people in Aztec society. Markets were present, but not revered. Merchants specialized in long distance trade. Distribution of food was highly regulated and transported via canoe.