subcivilization

subcivilization

(ˌsʌbsɪvɪlaɪˈzeɪʃən) or

subcivilisation

n
a division of a civilization
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For most of human history, the world was a very large place, consisting of separate civilizations and subcivilizations that developed quite different solutions to the mundane but nagging problems of how to put food on the table and keep warm in the winter.