What prevents Aumaua from military dominating the globe?
Each time I see them, and now being triggered by the size of their kids (see Josh's tweeter) I always wonder - what is their flaw that prevents them from evolutionary dominating all other races and finally absorbing them?
If seen through the modern-day common evolution theory it can be:
- slow breeding cycle, difficulties with child birth rates
- vulnerability to some disease, framing the total population (child diseases included)
- genetic flaws (syndromes) like rapid aging, long brain development or short reproductive age (child genetic flaws incl.)
- social ideology that prevents expansion, pacifistic religion etc.
- low level of tech until the very last era (see Asian tigers or Latin countries rapid advancements)
- low level of biological organisation, biological individualism (imagine sentient, but territorial tigers or bears), inability to conduct collective tasks like wars
- high social fragmentation, clan/cast/tribal systems where all conflicts go between Aumaua and there are no resources for foreign activity
I guess for Huana it is the last one. Huana are too social fragmented to avoid the colonisation.
But what about Rauatai monarchy? They could easily wipe the world but they don't.
And please don't start with "gunpowder equals all".
a) gunpowder battles were often solved in melee until WW2 (or later)
b) even with heavy armor obsolete, body mass still matters a lot
с) there are non-combat military tasks where str/con influences the result greatly (rapid marches, carrying heavy equipment, transporting goods and ammunition, rowing the ships)
And anyway - what prevented them from total domination in pre-powder times?