That's actually not quite right. Japan gets both the bonuses AND high production. It gets them both, and it gets the housing. Of course, you build on freshwater as much as possible, or use Aqueducts in the Classical Era. Not sure Germany gets around that. Maybe. Pretty hard to make Districts in a 2 pop city, though. So 5 population. 7 with Granaries. 8 with Barracks or Stables. Alternatively, 9 with Holy Site and Religious Housing. 10 or 11 with Medina Quarters once you get there (the Theaters help). 12 to 13 with 4 Farms? That's pretty good, right? 4 Farms means you have lots to work on Mines. 13 is 5 Districts - 6 including the City Center. Way more than enough to coordinate with another city to make crazy Adjacency bonus stacking. I mean, the Hansa is +4 cogs adjacency. It's not fantastically good. It's not going to overwhelm anything. That's one Mine's worth. I think people are mistaking beelining Apprenticeship for Hansa. I almost always prioritize Apprenticeship, regardless of the Civ. It's not the IZ. It's the mining bonus. That's the one that'll boost your cogs.