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August 8th, 2012, 03:42
Originally Posted by SirJames View Post
The inkas and aztecs and mayans and all the peaceful tribes all the way up to "Alaska" (and Australia!) didn't have the war technology because they really didn't have war. They would have appeared like children or even clever animals to the Spanish who came with forged metal weapons. Unfortunately, that's what a civilized society would be like!
The Aztecs were a warrior tribe that conquered many tribes while expanding their empire. Their culture included human sacrifice and cannibalism, and cruelty towards those conquered was not uncommon. Hernán Cortés actually found many allies among the native tribes who were not happy with the Aztec rule and helped the Spanish to overthrow the Aztec empire.

Anyway, just forget what I wrote…..it is far better to think in black on white terms …. it makes pointing fingers easier.
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