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Andean

The Andean civilization in Peru emerged on the Andean coast and plateau around the beginning of the Christian era. The challenge it had to overcome was a bleak climate on an almost soil-less plateau. It is not known when its Time of Troubles began, but it lasted until 1430 A.D. and was followed by the universal state of the Inca Empire. A time of peace followed until 1533, when the empire was destroyed by the arrival of the Spanish.

Arrested Civilizations

Arrested civilizations are those that have stayed alive but have failed to grow. They arose in response to a physical or human challenge of unusual severity, on the borderline between the degree that gives stimulus to greater development and that which brings about defeat. They attempted and achieved a tour de force but could not grow any further. Examples include, in response to physical challenges, the Polynesians...

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