Is it not interesting that ancient Egypt with all of its technological advancement and economic might produced pyramids ,the building of which has baffled people enough to include them as one of the ‘wonders’ of the world, yet no significant weapon came out of ancient Egypt.
The ancient Egyptains built pyramids that remain an enigma to this very day yet they fought with bows and arrows and swords as weapons. Clearly war wasn’t their major preoccupation. The same is true for the other ancient civilizations such as Sumer and India.
Western technological advancement has either been for military purposes or emanated from the military. Clearly war is a major part of their civilization.