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SHORT ANSWER "Total War" is a bit grandiose and ambitious, but as far as I know very few Native American or American Indian groups in the USA had any sort of rules against harming noncombatants in war. LONG ANSWER As far as I know, as a general rule Native Americans or American Indians in the USA didn't have any sort of social rules against killing ...


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I recommend you read Guns, Germs and Steel form Jared Diamond. It's not 100% accurate, and there is some controversy over it, but it gives you a good idea why some people got a better hand in life than others. Why, in over 10,000 years of occupying North America did they never advance from a tribal culture and form a single united country Some tribes did ...


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There's a bit of a false premise here, in that there were Native American empires. I suspect you meant why weren't there any north of Mexico, as there is no way you could overlook the Inca, Aztec, Maya, Olmec, Zapotec, etc etc, and my answer is built around that premise. Life in America is Hard When the Europeans first came to America, they had trouble ...


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Because they never advanced beyond hunter-gatherer society In order to have a country (and latter nation) you first need to have permanent settlements. This is important because monarch, council, senate or whatever ruling body you have, could only execute their power over finite territory. Historically, there were examples of vast empires (Romans come to ...


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