So I often find myself in a situation where building mids is impractical, and I don't have any fur, gold, ivory, gems, or other easily attainable early happiness resources. This makes happiness a struggle early on, and really limits my civ until I can get trade networks established and trade health resources for happiness. It seems like monarchy is a decent solution in these scenarios, but what's the best way to get there, and how early is it worth going for? AI's seem to love this tech so it's not that hard to trade for it, but what kind of trades are we making to get there? I've found I often trade alpha around for IW+the early religious techs, and then end up trading aesthetic/maybe literature for monarchy while i'm on the way to music. Is this the best approach or are there other trades you guys try for to get monarchy? And what happens when we're in isolation or have bad trading partners? It feels like monarchy would be hugely beneficial in those spots, but is it worth delaying astro while in isolation, or other techs when you have bad trading partners? Does it still have enough value to justify self-teching up the religious path to get it? If it does, what techs do you think are still more important and should be grabbed before prioritizing monarchy?