Mayan Government
Updated: 5/18/2020
Mayan Government

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  • Let's take a look at the government of the Mayan civilization!
  • Sure! The Mayans were different from the Incas and Aztecs because they were united through their culture.
  • What do you mean?
  • Each Mayan city-state was ruled by a noble family and neighboring city states fought a lot.
  • Were there any upsides to a government like this?
  • Yes! Neighboring cities would also often team up to take down other ones, or improve roads and land.
  • Well, how did this specific type of government help in wars?
  • There were, because when the Spanish came, they had to conquer each individual city state instead of taking down a central king. Also, while they were taking down one city-state, others would team up and launch a counter attack
  • Alright, well, thanks for sharing and we'll see you next time!