I tend to play more of a peacemonger than a warmonger in general style, however there is something to be said for owning your own continent. My most recent game showed me a flaw in my strategy. I was on a continent with Shaka and Napolean. I was playing as the ottomans. Right around the time I get my Janissarys, Napolean goes on the war path against Shaka, so I mass produce my UU and wipe Napolean out. After rebuilding and upgrading my army, I mass my troops against Shaka, taking him out. I now have the larger of the two continents all to myself. Mansa Musa, Churchill, Alexander and Tokigowa (sp) are all on the other landmass. Each are very well established and a bit too strong for me to take militarily. No matter, I tend to stop being a warmonger once I own the continent. I've just never taken a continent this big before. To my surprise, Mansa Musa starts cranking out spaceship parts. I hurry to catch up but he's ahead of me in tech. Despite me having 1000 more points than him and about 1.5 times more cities, he beat me to a space race victory. The point of this post is so I can ask this question: Once you own a whole continent of cities, what is the best way to make them work for you if you arent' going on the war path?