Very interesting. You mean with authority but before war? My gut feeling is progress plus authority on five cities without wars cannot stand a chance against tradition snowballer, and Siam is a notorious tradition snowballer. It will be quite a powerspike now with metallurgy bonus to lumbermills but lategame bonuses will propel Siam beyond anything player in that situation would be able to achieve. But maybe I'm wrong, I'm conqueror at heart, game's more alive that way. Yeah, food seems to be really good here, since you ain't wide, so happiness isn't spread across more and weaker cities. Progress happiness also got online much earlier than usual because of that food. I don't like to conquer city-states for aesthetic reasons I just think it's more valuable here if you will go full authority and full conquest, so anti-warmonger penalty will be high nontheless. Are you planning on taking Porto and Lisbon?