How do you actually get through a game without going to war. Well, without STARTING a war. I can't do it. Every single game I play I end up getting ticked off at somebody and I just can't control my rage. I begin my games by calmly telling myself, "mayakovsky, you're going to play nice today. You're going to be the most civilized civilization on the planet. You will help the poor and uneducated civs during their times of need. You will always be the peace maker and make sure the world stays in perfect harmony." Then, somebody like ol' Queen of England shows up and gets all snooty. Even when she is polite towards me she has her nose up in the air and looks at me like she is doing me some sort of great favor by talking to me. She tells me things like she COULD be taking a milk bath. WTF? So, naturally my hands begin to tremble and the blood in my veins begins to boil until I can't take it anymore and attack her country. What about Gandhi? Surely I can get along with one of the greatest men in the history of the world. Nope! This guy screws me over all the time. He breaks deals with me every other game. So, naturally my hands begin to tremble and the blood in my veins begins to boil until I can't take it anymore and attack his country. Ahh, Isabella. So, so pretty. Always comes around with a beautiful smile on her face. Everything is going great until I remember that she financed Columbus' voyage to the Americas where he and his men murdered thousands upon thousands of the native peoples. So naturally my hands....you know the rest. When it comes down to it I just can't be happy until the whole world is populated by my civ and my civ only. I'm the meanest SOB on the block. I'm stingy, greedy, blood hungary and down right cruel. I do believe that this game has warped my young impressionable mind. My DREAMS have become turn based, for God's sake! So, I would like all of you to take a minute out of your day to be thankful that a nation is not under my control. Thank you, Thank you very much!