Hi fellow DoCers. In the 1.13 development thread I mentioned the idea of a 1900 start. What I subsequently learned was that creating new scenarios for the mod mod is a much larger investment than I had initially thought. That said, I think a thread discussing the 1900 scenario would at the very least be an interesting historical thought exercise, and at the very most be a workable foundation to build on later. Here are some initial thoughts I've had: 1) The goal of the 1900 start would be to focus on DoC endgame, which seems to be the most lacking. 2) The scenario would capture geopolitical changes that are not often simulated in the 1700 start: the decline of the Ottomon Empire (Turks always seem to be a super power well into the 20th century), the expansion of the Japanese Empire etc. 3) It would be a great chance to simulate the Cold War through revised nuclear behavior on the part of the AI, and a sharper global division between 2 to 3 hostile political camps: Democratic-Capitalist, Fascist, Communist. This could go as far as training units similar to missionaries that could go to countries that do not have a theocracy-like prohibitive civic and spread the influence of an ideology across the globe. I'm not 100% sure yet on where the world stood at 1900 exactly - more research to come. For example, I am not certain how the European alliance system looked at that point. I know how it ended up looking in 1914, but was that the case in 1900? I think a productive use of this thread would be if interested and knowledgeable people could share their basic understanding of the world as it stood in 1900 with clear titles referring to a single civ and its position and its relation to other civs. Maybe something like this: Germany Controls x cities Defensive pact with x civs Has x civics controls x colonies Military consists of x stationed x techs are x has x relationship with the following civs xxx Then we could tweak and discuss whether we agree with the distribution, and I will keep a master list of where the various civs stand, compiling everyone's collective contributions.