So there are still many, many empires that still need to make their debut in Civ V. Lets take a look from a poll taken quite a while ago. http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=368424 People have voted for many important and influencial civs that they would like to play as. These include: -Vikings, who controlled the North Atlantic for many years -Carthaginians, famous empire of North Africa and rivals of Rome -Portugal, large empire that controlled much of India, Africa, and South America -Dutch, built a very prosperous empire with territories everywhere -Sumerians, 1st to develop many early technologies, like writing -Mayans, built massive pyramids all over the Yucutan penninsula -Celtics not really a unified state so they can't be placed in this comparison. and lets not forget the Byzantines who controlled 1/4 of Europe for 600 years. Yet something doesn't make sense. Out of all these prosprous empires the developers made an odd choice. The Polynesian empire. What?Come Again? Yes, you hear me correctly. The Lets go pack to those poll results: only 1/10 people voted that the Polynesians should be in the game. They recieved less votes than any other civilization on the ballot. The Polynesian empire is a non-existen empire lead by Kamehameha I. I'd also like to point out that Kamehameha was Hawaiian. Hawaii is not part of Polynesia and I know Hawaiians come from there. But Polynesia at no point in history were ever united under one rule. The area is a massive amount of tiny islands spread over thousands of miles. Polynesia today is made up of: -French territory -English territory -American territory -Solomon islands -Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu So why, you may be asking did the developers decide over all other civs to put the Polynesian empire in the game? Good Question! Lets get some responses and maybe we can find out!