So I've been working my way through the deity victories, and even though I've gotten multiple of all the other victory conditions on deity, I can't seem to wrap my head around domination. I'm a very defensive player because I play science and culture all the time, so I don't really know how to get an edge when it comes to domination, at least when the AI starts as far ahead as it does on deity. So based on the elimination thread that just wrapped up, I chose to try Gran Columbia for a domination victory. I left everything on standard settings, with the exception of time (I like to play Marathon speed). After a couple pretty terrible rolls (ended up starting next to Macedon in one case, and he rolled me right up), I got the start below. What is so insane about this start is that on the mini-map you'll see six city-states on the continent I share with China - and I got first contact with every one of them! Needless to say, this is the game where I seem to have all the advantages I need. Now the one challenge I have is that I spawned very close to China and with the two religious CS's, I got maybe a little ahead myself and used the faith to get the Religious Settlements pantheon and then forward settled them. I know the AI will forward settle me, so I did the same (and I want to get an encampment close to them), but I'm suddenly anxious I'm going to get a surprise war soon. Regardless, as someone who never plays domination victories, I'm looking for some advice and strategy on how to deal with these guys and then work my way to the other continents.