Hi, I need some help widening my boarders and grabbing more resources, my civ is the Persians. I started off on an northeast island with 4 ivory and later, saltpeter, I then spread far west with help of my galleys and wonders to an unoccupied island with horses, then moved just west of my NE island where the Hitties were. I wiped them out because they were the weakest of the bunch, they had iron that I badly needed in order to produce my unique units, the Immortals. The Americans have two strategic resources that I need that are quite close to my borders, oil and rubber, the problem is that their military is strong compared to my own. The Zulu's are their closest neighbors and they're very strong with quite alot of territory. They like to war with the Americans, so I could form an alliance with them to land grab but I can't seem to muster enough men to go on the offensive, and my far east island is lightly guarded an would fall quite easily. The island's city's are high in corruption because of the distance from the Palace, and the Forbidden palace doesn't seem to help much. Courthouses an Police Stations need to be built, but they take a long time!. My Goverment is Fascism, for the high unit support. I could attack the Aztecs, but they're about 18 turns away, their military is weak. I could grab a foothold with an invasion force and then I'd have rubber, but that takes time to build up enough of an attack force. ----------------------------------- Game: Civilization 3 Complete Recommended save: 1838 AD Goverments used: Despotism and Fascism. Wonder's built: The Colossus, Statue of Zeus, The Great Lighthouse, Knight's Templar, Leonardo's Workshop, Smith's Trading Company, and the Heroic Epic. Wonders soon to be built: Wall Street and Military Academy. Seed: 0 Archipelago (60% Water) Barbarians: Roaming World Size: Large Climate: Wet Temperature: Temperate Age: 4 Billion Civilizations: 7 Random - America, Zululand, Greece, Arabia, Aztecs, Japan and Hitties.