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What was significant about the structure of the Mayan government?

A. It was the first monarchy in which the king was equal to the gods.

B. It included a number of independent city-states with competing rulers.

C. There were two kings that shared the powers of the government.

D. It was the only civilization in early America without a structured government.

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Answer: D. It was the only civilization in early America without a structured government.

Mayans did not have a single emperor. Due to their cultural preferences, Mayans often raided other villages to find live sacrifices for their gods. Their culture was made up of states ruled by a high-priest and kings. Their civilization was ruled by a democratically elected leader with a widespread community. Mayans didn’t build any cities or divide themselves into smaller sections to be ruled by governors. Their sovereign rulers were their priests and whoever had been elected to lead. They believed in a lot of gods that were connected to nature. And due to the need for human sacrifice to appease their gods, they often went to war with other communities to kidnap people.

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