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... itself, rather than merely legalize the customary stability (2, 27).
I never knew that the Aztecs actually referred to themselves differently, as Mexica, than we call them today. Mexica actually makes more sense than Aztecs do, to me anyway. I thought that most of the things they did would not always involve religion, but in all truth, religion is incorporated with everything they strived and lived for. I do admire the fact that they did not support individualism, but rather referred progress as a society. Although, I believe that it influenced their caste system by having people be “nobler, and superior” than other citizens. I believe that if you want progress equally as a whole society, caste system should not be a prominent thing in that society, but rather nonexistent. Essentially, it is the understanding that every citizen is a suitable as the next person.
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