This thing already happened to France when separate Burgundians appeared in the game and no one knows why. They were never a free nation.
I understand tribes have some differences, especially for German players. But for a game still lacking entire nations and even Russian and East Asia campaigns this is really not the point. Those German tribes never had an empire separately.
in fact, it makes sense to split Teutons up: Bohemians and Burgundians and others were also part of the holy German empire. There were also wars between Saxony, Württemberg and others. There are historically many good reasons, an these civs would be much more realistic adaptations compared to civs somewhere in other continents, that didnt have the develpment needed to be competetitve in 800-1600.
Most African nations had so much gold they could buy out their enemies and crash their economies. Asians had some of the most interesting developments in tech.
Americans might not have had high technology but without the livestock based pandemics destroying their giant large standing armies the Europeans would’ve roasted alive in Mexico with all their steel armor and would have lost vs way large numbers of soldiers possibly over a million large.
But without unintended biological warfare Id be putting more money on Aztec victory over Cortez’s small fleet
You arent really explaining your position well. Like at all. Aztec and most cities in Mexico and Central America were advanced cities. Obsidian wasnt as strong as steel but if you hit a guy in the face with an arrow his steel chestguard doesnt mean anything.
Anyway Im not sure you are arguing in good faith here. But at least try to understand
Jurchens are one of the first recorded uses of gunpowder vs Mongols. And guess what even with this superior technology they still lost to some ragged horse barbarians that forged with weaker metals so what does that say about technology being the only factor when your fire lances lose to a bunch of nomadic yak herders!?
In fact one of the first times gunpowder actually made the difference in a war wasnt vs the Spanish in the new world because that was plague doing all the work
It may have been the Songhai fall vs Berbers in thr battle of Tondibi
both of you are right. Aztecs were very well developed, and Chinese invented gun power. All great!
But: WE DO have these civs already. If we want new civs, this is my suggestion. There are not many other American civs which had a decent development (apart from the - really great i dont deny this! - existing ones!)