"even as much tradition as" from the Lottery

bbggoma

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Korean
Hello again. :)
There is a sentence "no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box" in the Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

Does this mean 'the box represented so much tradition that no one wanted to change it' or 'the box didn't represent much tradition but still no one wanted to change it'?

I think the former is right but my friend thinks otherwise.
 
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