I tried to search but it won't work on my touch. So, after starting to play more than just Rome and Germany; I've noticed a clear emphasis in the intro speeches on "once more/once again" leading your people to victory/glory. Is there some sort of implication that civ 5 takes place in a post-apocalyptic/cataclymic world? Perhaps quakes, floods, volcanoes, etc. Is it like that for a reason or do they just want to make it seem like I'm in the ancient game room/social experiment room of Atlantis? (Gotta love Stargate).