Civilization VI's icon spread satisfies my OCD. Whereas V irritated me with how many crosses and eagles were flying around, VI has been actively avoiding including similar-looking icons. In fact, it seems to have taken a page out of Game of Thrones' book and has been emphasizing a lot of iconic flora and fauna, including the Scottish thistle, the Japanese cherry blossom, the Spanish bull, and the Aztec snake. I see a lot of other threads which focus on other facets of civ design, but this topic rarely comes up. And yet so far it appears to be roughly as important in defining a civ as having a distinct leader and resonant uniques. So, in this thread, the game is to propose the inclusion of a new civilization in upcoming VI expansions. But here are the rules: 1. You are only allowed to advocate for or criticize proposed civs based on what their icon could be. 2. If you can tie it into an argument for the icon itself, tangential evidence of any sort is allowed. But it doesn't matter how relevant the civ was, how long the empire lasted, how much it geographically overlaps with otehr civs, who the leader is, etc. At the end of the post, only the icon matters. 3. The trickier part. The icon has to be substantially different than every other icon in the game. As a general rule, anything featuring an eagle, cross, or sun (without anything else) can be promptly laughed at. 4. Nothing overly complicated. It still has to be a fairly simple, legible design. So don't just say "the whole coat of arms" and call it good. 5. Color palette doesn't matter, but if you have a particularly intriguing combination I guess it can help sell the idea. I'll knock an easy one out as an example: Burma would clearly get a peacock. Colors would be a deep blue and light gray, symbolizing the gray peacock which is the Burmese national bird and symbol of the Burmese royal family. I'm mostly doing this to see what are the most distinct ideas everyone can come up with, completely separate from all the historical "oughts" we see thrown around. I'm also curious to see which lion civ wins out.