Society States in the Americas

Why external conflict conquered internal conflict

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Unformatted text preview: n who have spears aren’t doing any true work, it might be asked why they are still around. They then say that they are defending the society from external predators, and that if you don’t give them food they have the spears spear- men are the new predators. These processes are at the root of stateness in Mesoamerica. The first state center s that we know in Mesoamerica are in the regions where the low- lying lands meet the highlands Olmecs. They exerted central power as well as trade, but their rule faded by the time of Christ. Around the time of Christ, we see multiple centers and multiple states in Mesoamerica. There are the remnants of states along the Gulf Coast and there a...
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