Kongo would make the most sense for Early Modern in Africa, or maybe Benin! I also remember seeing a Mohawk warrior, and a Venetian flag on the tech tree, this leads me to think that the there may not be a base African civ for this era and that the list will look like this: - Dutch - Spanish - Venetian - Polish - Ottoman - Mughal - Ming - Joseon/Korea - Tokugawa - Haudenosaunee I'm also guessing that the Industrial might have two African cultures instead and could look like this: - British - French - Austrian - Swedish - Russian - Ethiopian - Zulu or Ashante (I would very much prefer the Ashante please!) - Iranian, Omani, or Afghani (I honestly have no idea for the Mid-East, but quite possibly Iranian if there aren't Safavids in the EM.) - Thai (We've seen the palace right?) - Sioux, Comanche, or Apache If I was to make an ideal EM base list, however, it would be this: - Dutch - Spanish - Polish - Kongo - Ottoman - Safavid - Mughal - Joseon/Korea - Tokugawa - Haudenosaunee * Instead of the Ming in the EM, I would have the Qing in the Industrial. This would better balance out the East Asian cultures between the two periods. It's sad that it looks like there are no Andean cultures, especially the Inca. I'm convinced (deluded?), however, that there will be a South American focused DCL either on day one, or very soon after release. It could look something like this by era: Caral, Nazca, Inca, Portuguese, Argentinian, Brazilian.