Does Sancta already have banking? And what is their and our respective GDP in the demographics? Also just to double check but they aren't in a golden age any more are they? If they have banking - they will beat us to Econ. Unless we are generating a much higher GDP than they are now (which is doubtful). however, even losing the Econ race may have some benefit. When we switch to Theo it would be nice to also be able to switch to Free market. And while Sancta getting a free GM would be bad - it does pull them away from teching military techs - which may be worse.