ZERKS -congrats Definitely required reading IMHO for any player great or small! About goverments, Republic only? as Japanese you can change quickly for war etc. Why is democracy so weak?. What do you think about fascism/feudalism? You've certainly taught me the power of rop/mpp and diplomacy and the power of palace switch. I'm amazed you don't research ANY techs! BTW how long has this game taken you in actual playing time, that must be close to a record.