Guys, thanks so much for your help a few days ago. I used to had trouble beating Noble, after reading your response to my first post here, and read some strategy articles, I consistently beat Noble now and am playing on Prince. But I seem to had problem manage the mid- and late-game. Here is one of my saves. In a nutshell, this is the situation: I'm leading in score, but falling behind in technology. I'm flanked by two powerful nations, Charlemange on the left and Fredrick on the right. I can't seem to catch up with both so the only way seems to be declare war. I have enough military power to wipe out either one, but not enough to engage both in battle. I save-and-load quite a few times, but no matter who i engage in war, the other build up its military power and then declare war on me after I'm done with the other. What should I do? Attached is the saved-game, please give advice. Thanks in advance!