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Actually, it is perfectly believable that the natives, united, could defeat a small expeditionary force (even one with advanced technology). When the British first arrived in America, they were highly vulnerable and only survived by the good graces of Indian tribes, who utilised the superior technology of the colonists to pursue their own tribal vendettas. This was also true of the Conquistadors, who exploited the fact that basically everyone who wasn't an Aztec hated the Aztecs to conquer and dominate large parts of South America. In the case of Avatar, the humans were basically facing down the combined wrath of every living creature on the planet (and were also handicapped by the loss of some of their advanced technology).

December 20, 2009 at 5:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )