I was looking forward to going for cultural too. A few questions/comments: Do you KNOW all 3 cities must be AI or are you inferring that? You can't force Mercantilism ever. I agree that forcing Free Speech after PA should be fixed if you can't do it. I wasn't planning on making the PA until the last minute anyway. I wouldn't want to drag them into a war. I was thinking wars with the other civs will keep them from building wonders. Learn anything else about PA's? I was told beakers per tech doubles. Is that also true for building projects like space parts--double hammers?