You confidently stated that "France alone is not significant enough to be included in the vanilla game". Didn't read like an opinion to me. All of those have more going for them, other than the manteinance of a previous oppression. Btw, I'm sure I didn't read all your posts, but where do you address you "land area" criterion? The impression I got was that you simply thought it was implicit "more land area" meant a better leader choice, and that everyone would agree with that.