I have trouble getting a religion going, mainly because I built temples/holy temple way too late (around public schools time on turn 180 or so), but I want to save gold for science building purchases and a little bit of research agreements here and there. But my normal way of staying happy was to simply ally with practically every single city-state in the game (especially mercantile) So, how would I keep grow fast while keeping happiness up to allow me to grow quickly? I've know of trading lux for lux and getting luxs of my own and doing city state quests periodically, but I need a lot more happiness to be able to mass a huge population early. Would the answer need to be religion and pagodas? So, when should I build up on shrines and temples? Thanks for the help. I'm got good with the Mayans, but my issue is that the Mayans play much different than the Koreans.