Given the odd stage in a New Civ game timeline. We're absolutely sure what civs should be here and who shouldn't (cough Canada, cough Grand Colombia). I personally don't have strong opinions as long as a Civ is specialized to new and interesting gameplay, covers a TSL game, and maybe even a new entity in CIV But that's not why I'm here. I'm here for the more Macro question. How do see Civs, as structured in game? Do you view them as massive hegemonic and contiguous entities like modern day China? Do you view them as civs that have a wide sphere of influence over other countries ala Great Britain over India and Egypt in the early 20th century? Or do you view them as entities that have soft power influence over a region like the US over South America during the Cold war? I tend to view Civs on a map as mix between the USSR and Great Britain. Eah Civ city is like it's own country or nation within a wider culture or Empire. How do you guys view the Civs on the map? And what historic civs are an example of that?