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Zapotec

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Zapotec
Zapotec.png
At the start of the Grand Campaign – 14 October 1399
Basic Stats
Government type Tribal Democracy
Technology group New World
Capital province Zaachila
State religion Animism
Primary culture Zapotek
Other accepted cultures None

Sliders

Centralization <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪♦>
extremely decentralized
Decentralization

Aristocracy <♦▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
extremely aristocratic
Plutocracy

Serfdom <♦▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
extreme serfdom
Free Subject

Innovative <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪♦>
extremely narrowminded
Narrowminded

Mercantilism <▪▪▪▪▪♦▪▪▪▪▪>
balanced
Free Trade

Offensive <♦▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
extremely offensive
Defensive

Land <♦▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪▪▪>
extremely land oriented
Naval

Quality <▪▪▪▪▪▫▪▪▪♦▪>
very quantity oriented
Quantity

As one of the South American Pagan nations, the Zapotec are in a poor starting position. Positioned in Southern Mexico they have only two routes of expansion - to invade the Aztecs and Maya territories. As neither side can build Forts it is necessary for the Zapotec to train as large an army as possible, and supplement this with mercenaries. Annexation is the best option against the Aztecs. If the war is successful then it should be followed up with a war against the Maya, which ends in either their annexation or vassalisation.

The Zapotec should then Westernise as soon as possible, and set about fortifying their territory with forts. As Zapotec infantry will most likely be outnumbered by European armies they can only hope to retake captured provinces after the attackers have moved on, increasing the enemy army's attrition.

General guide

Main article: American_Natives_Analysis#General_Strategy

See the General strategy for all American natives. The basic premise is to prepare to Westernise and wait for Europeans to arrive. After which when the Europeans declare war, drive up their war exhaustion until a peace can be made.

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