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  1. "To be maximally successful a society must be militaristic (ferocious), militarily successful, and authoritarian enough to control internal fighting. The requirement of centralized authoritarian control may become increasingly important as the size of the society grows" (205)Russell, Elbert W. - An additional warfare element in territorial expansion, 1973 - 4 Variables

    This study re-examines Otterbein's (1970) data on territorial expansion and military sophistication. The author finds that a society's level of "ferocity (or tendency to attack) is more highly correlated with territorial expansion than military sophistication.

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