A Quote by Samuel Eliot Morison on america, day, delay, discovery, independence, and war
If the European discovery had been delayed for a century or two, it is possible that the Aztec in Mexico or the Iroquois in North America would have established strong native states capable of adopting European war tactics and maintaining their independence to this day, as Japan kept her independence from China.
Source: The Oxford History of the American People, 1965, ch. 1
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