I hear you on the happiness front. Honestly, if Confucianism had been founded already (I haven't seen that event in any turn chats, have either of you?) then I would be happy going Monarchy first. Catapults for War would be nice, but would require Math and then Catapults and if we DOW in the next couple turns or so, then Hatty may be on the ropes by then anyway, and a war with Lincoln is not on the horizon. I will think on this. I admit that I am partial to the tech path that I thought we had already hashed out, but if I hear some great arguments against Code of Laws first then I will be amenable to a change.