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Diplomatic victory

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Strategy & Tips' started by xTopesx, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. xTopesx

    xTopesx Chieftain

    Apr 4, 2010
    Edinboro, PA
    Im a little confused on diplomatic victory. I know that you get voted it by your peers but how do you get more people to vote for you, and why does some civs votes count for more?
  2. David7

    David7 Chieftain

    Feb 21, 2010
    You get people to vote for you by having them at good relations with you e.g. share religion, make trades that favor them, have open borders, etc. This goes down if you annoy them e.g. are a heathen to them, cancel trade with them, declare war on them (This one goes without saying I think :p).

    For how many votes, it is based on the size of the civilization.

    Read this for more.
  3. Ataxerxes

    Ataxerxes Deity

    Jul 29, 2009
    A civs votes comes from population. Larger civilizations get more votes. It isn't one-for-one based on the numbers you see for each city, but that's a decent approximation.

    Basically, if the civilizations like you more than your rival and are at least pleased with you, they will usually vote for you.

    The easiest method (not really diplomatic) is diplomation. A lot of people build the U.N. after they have conqueted a good part of the map and perhaps vassalized a few civs, build the U.N. and vote themselves in! Your vassals will always vote for you.

    I assume you're talking about U.N. There's an AP diplomatic victory, but that's a different story.

    As far as getting more people to like you, that's a matter of cultivating friends, giving in to demands, being in the same religion as other civs. Open Borders and long periods of peace give you a small diplo bonus. However, you can't please everybody. Somebody won't be of your religion and the worst enemy of a lot of your friends. Those are the ones you don't trade with or you get the "You traded with our worst enemy" demerit.
  4. AySteve

    AySteve Chieftain

    Sep 7, 2006
    For the U.N diplo victory the number of votes each civ gets is based on the total population they have in all their cities. For the AP the number of votes they get is determined by population as well, but only the population in cities that have the AP religion. This can make it much easier to win diplomacy via the AP if you have a small civ, by controlling the spread of the AP religion so that your allies have more votes. However, each civ must at least be able to vote in order to get the option for a diplo win, so all civs need to have at least one city with the religion.

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