it has been suggested that the destruction of the Mayan, Greek, Inca, and Roman civilizations was largely or entirely due to them not recognizing the constraints of their environment. in your opinion, do you believe that there were other factors that lead to their downfall? what were they?
Both civil and external war weakened the stability of the ancient civilizaitons. Many of these great empires also experienced rapid geographical and populaiton growth that exceeded the ability of the government to effectiviely resond to the growin needs and rising concerns. corruption of officials, divided loyalties (decentralized authority) and the decay of legal and moral restraints may have also contribute to the downfall of these ancient nations. some scholars attribute the decline of these historic societies in part to the rise of certain religions, such as Christianity. Some believe that the emergence of these sprouting theologies created conflicts of interest and detracted from a primary loyalty to established government. Some of the religious practices such as human and animal sacrifice may have eventally contributed to ultimate societal decay