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An Aztec Warrior performing ancient rites during a ritual sacrifice.

The Aztec Death Whistle and Its Bloodcurdling Scream

The chilling wail produced by the Aztec death whistle, likely used as a psychological weapon for intimidation in warfare or during their ritualistic human sacrifices, certainly illuminates why it garnered its haunting name, embodying the very essence of fear and death.

Costa Rica disbanded its army in 1949. It's one of the only countries in the world that forbids an army in its constitution. Costa Rica's approach has been adopted by six sovereign states in the Americas: Dominica, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, and Panama.

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