....just when i was begining to think that maybe its just g bush, and not the american public...... i think, max, that u forgot that australia only has a tiny population of 20mil. china has 12x our gdp, maybe, but also happens to have around 70x our population! and really, max, ur post just further prooves americans care for nothing but money. there are many better indicators of how countries stand other than gdp. there is the Human Developement Index, for instance, which Australia sits at 3rd. Even with our meagre economy, we manage to beat all the above mentioned countries in the several indicators that make up HDI. US is at 10th, Japan at 11th, china at 85th, whao... american ignorance summed up nicely there!! they can't even spot australia on a map without celebs to guide them (but who can blame them, australia all small, and tucked away there, in the middle of two big oceans. islands are so hard to find on maps these days!) anyway, back on topic. leaderhead looking good civarmy!! are you goin to do menzies as an alt leader? have you decided on a UU yet? edit: i just remebered, u mention combining all your civs into one mod? when is that goin to be release? will aus be in it?