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As ancient rulers gained more power, they conquered territories beyond the boundaries of their cities. These cultures are called by some "primitive," a term that is regarded by others as pejorative. "Primitive" implies in some way that a culture is "first" (Latin = primus), and as all cultures are contemporaries today's so called primitive cultures are in no way antecedent to those we consider civilized. However, this would become the centre of a new West.

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