First of all: I'm a newbie. This is the 2nd scenario i have seriously played. I played a couple of times before at a friend for a couple of hours at a time. Usually when a competing civilization starts building a wonder you get the message that they started building it. Well now I am playing at regent level with Persia and the Americans and Babylonians have "fission" that allows you to build the Manhattan project and the United Nations. Or at least i think they do. But they still don't build them? Is it possible or would they start building them the moment they had the technology. I ask you this because if they would build the Manhattan project they would give everyone else the ability to build nuclear weapons. And I am reluctant do give them that ability now because Babylon is mad at me and tried to cancel our mutual protection act which is the only thing stopping them from invading and conquering my entire empire because I only have a few units located at our borders. I disbanded the rest of my army because it costs too much to maintain under democracy. If I build the Manhattan project I will gain points but that would raise the danger level on a global level. It's the year 1800 and we still haven't had a world war. In fact the last war was in the 1300s or so. The world is actually almost a utopia. But I'm afraid that won't be for long. The Americans are trying to expand and have no place to go. Also If I will build the United Nations I am not sure I will be the one that will win as I have always tried to stay out of other people's wars. What should I do in order to win with the United Nations or at least no to lose. Can I hold elections and not participate or do something so even if I am not elected continue the game without loosing and try to win by other means like the space race or through points or any other way?