As the title says I just won my first religious victory after 600+ hours played. I was playing Georgia on a standard Pangaea with 7 AIs and max city states. I had no intention to go for a religious victory but I wanted to experiment with a faith-based economy possibly into a culture victory... so that was why I picked Georgia. I got a lucky discovering 5 city-states first, who also served as buffer zones and protectorate war instigators to Russia and Rome, and finding a relic early which let me found desert folklore for 3 +6 faith holy sites very early. I didn't even consider a religious victory because Russia spawned next to me (and because I find religion tedious) but then a curious thing happened: Russia became friends with me and I dragged them into a protectorate war against Rome which was their northern neighbor. I never gave them open borders so they effectively became boxed in between rome and me and after I made a religious alliance with them, their religion became totally boxed in. Having boxed in my only religious competitor, I discovered that the other three religions were not being spread. Two of them never left their holy city and the maori spread theirs to a few neighboring cities but they were doing so poorly (as they always do) that they were never a serious threat. Even at this point I still didn't consider a religious victory until in my path to convert all the city-states to my religion to make the most of Georgia's Unique Ability (envoys count as 2 when the city-state is your religion) I ended up converting 4/7 AI. At that point I had railroads and was pumping out like 2,000 faith a turn from protectorate war and was able to convert 4-5 cities EVERY TURN because of the speed of the railroads. Also discovered that you can build railroads in AIs territory even if they arent your ally which was super useful. It was a super interesting game and certainly a welcome change of pace from the last 3 games where I just stomped around as Simon Bolivar lol. Anyways, thought I would share since this is rare for me. Do you guys ever go for religious victories or stumble upon them? AI usually is pretty aggressive about religions so I found it strange how passive they were, two of the religions were founded in the medieval era it was bizarre. For reference: the civs with religions were me, russia, mapuche, egypt and maori. Egypt and Mapuche had pretty decently sized civilizations so that made it even weirder that they didnt bother spreading their own religion. PS: Georgia is super fun as a civ too.