So here's the situation. I am playing as Inca, the map is continents standard size, the difficulty is emperor. The year is 1818 AD. Right now, I am at peace with everybody. There are 2 continents, I took over most of my continent and I am 2nd place in score (score of 1189). 3rd place is the Byzantines with a score of 734. So I have 2nd place by a pretty significant margin. Byzantine is not a problem, the land area of my empire is over twice as large, and I have a pretty significant lead in science and a larger more modern military. Although, they could still put up a good fight for a while I'm confident I win a war with them. So Inca (the civ I'm playing as) is #2, Byzantine is #3, all the civs below that are pretty much irrelevant as far as posing any threat. My big problem is what to do about Korea. Korea is in first place and is on the other continent. The other continent is much larger than mine, so Korea hasn't completely taken over it yet, but they are already twice as big as me, have a score of 1635 (I'm only at 1189), and Korea is WAY ahead of me in science and military. Korea has about 8 WW2 bombers and several fighters. I just entered the modern era and haven't even researched flight yet. It's the late game now and I don't even know if it's possible for me to catch up and win the game. So I'm wondering what I should do. I could attack Byzantine and try to expand and maybe catch up by growing my empire that way. But I only have 4 happiness so I can't really afford a war right now. And I would have to attack at least 1 or 2 city states, unless if I allied with them but I would rather spend gold upgrading units. Or I can just not expand at all and try in grow my cities and catch up that way. And either way, I feel that I would still never catch up to Korea no matter what I do. Attacking Korea is pretty much out of the question. They are too far away, and with such a supieror navy and airforce (I don't even have an airforce yet), I wouldn't have a chance of winning even if I tried. And I am friendly with Korea so losing a war and making them angry just doesn't make sense. I can really only think of one possible option. Hopefully Korea is going to go for a science victory. Their capitol is right on the ocean in a spot that I can easily access. So I can probably build a decent navy and airforce by the time Korea is ready to launch their spaceship (they don't even have Apollo program yet so I have a while to do this). I can sneak up to their capitol, drop a couple nukes stationed on carriers, and take the capitol in 1 turn. I probably wont be able to hold it for long, but I think it would destory their spaceship even if I lost the capitol after a few turns. Even though Korea will likely by 2-3 times more powerful than me, I think I can pull it off if Korea doesn't see it coming (and most likely they wont as we have been friendly all game). I might be able to do this, but it's all hypothetical becasue I am counting on technology I don't even have yet. I will really need to push science and build a navy and airforce at the same time. And while I'm doing all this I would be working towards building my spaceship. I would have to plan everything perfectly for it to work. And it all hinges on Korea going for a science victory, which I don't know if they will or not (but I think chances are pretty good). So do you guys think this is possible, or is the game already lost and I should just start a new one? Or, if it is possible to win, should I do something different from what I proposed? I attached some screenshots for more info if that helps.