The Aztecs lived without plagues, without food shortages, and without equal. This should have been the closest anyone had ever come to creating a paradise, and yet they waged a constant war, practiced cannibalism, and sacrificed thousands of people. I live every year How is it that a civilization created such a mixture of peaceful paradise and violent brutality? In this series, we will look at the Aztecs from their mythical past to the rise. of their civilization, and until they failed the test of time. We will not only look at military achievements, we will also look at their politics, culture and economy and we will analyze how their policies in these matters made them the dominant empire in the region and why it was not another empire that arose.