One of the most common pieces of advice tossed out there is to keep your military at peak strength as much as possible so you won't be perceived as weak and get declared on constantly. I'm sort of wondering how y'all manage to do this on non-Authority games? Reason I'm asking is that on my current game with Rome, with Authority, staying at or near my unit cap with Barracks, Armories, Walls, Castles and Stables(all of the +supply buildings I currently have access to) with more cities than any civ I've currently met and keeping my units (mostly) up to date I've struggled to get above the halfway mark for the Soldiers category in Demographics. Now I'm up to #4/16 and still climbing; but again, this is going full warmonger. In my peaceful Iroquois game that had something like twelve cities, with the most techs and same criteria as above (full supply, always up-to-date etc etc), I don't think I ever went above #12/16 and spent the entire game in a round robin of getting declared on by the entire world, especially my three neighbors. As I was trying to play Diplomatic, this made my life very difficult and eventually caused me to abandon that game out of frustration. So am I doing something wrong? Is there something I'm missing? EDIT: King difficulty, Tectonics map, all-random terrain settings, Large size, 16 civs.