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Unformatted text preview: to Mursili. One important thing to learn about warfare during this time is that took civilian captives, cattle, and sheep, and carried it back to Hattusa, the most powerful city of the time. This occurred to almost every city that went against Mursili or Hattusa. During warfare against the Kaskans, Mursili attacked the principle lands of Kaskans which were the cities of Halila and Dudduska, attacking the main lands seemed to be a tactic during times of warfare. Not only did they attack the main cities but at times they also burned the cities to the ground to weaken them and show them that they are more powerful and have more troops. Much of this warfare was controlled by the king and his son; it seems that they did the conquering together. The gods also played an important part during war time, in almost every city conquered, Mursili mentioned how the gods were behind and helped him. Overall there seemed to be more warfare and conquering going on during this time than diplomacy....
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- Spring '08