1/7th of the civs get completely gamechanging bonuses while some seem just pitiful. Napoleon = Incredible culture growth, you can get like 10 policies within the first 100 years without even building more than 2-3 monuments maybe. Very easy to spam golden ages with piety + the other golden age policy + great peoples. You save maybe 4000 gold within the first 200 turns from freebie territory from culture. Japan = 1hp units that can drop you to 5hp on equal footing, drops you to 3hp if you are slightly outteched. Babylon = GS spam. Siam = your capital gets 6.75 food from maritime 1.50 for normal cities, universities grant a ton of culture and cost less to maintain. China = tons of great generals, your libraries give tons of gold. I mean, compared to everyone else I just don't even want to play say, germany or britain, come on.