Yes We Can: American Diplomacy First of all I goota get back into the marathon mode. Man do these games take time! I guess this is a rather short segment but looking for a littel advice here at the end. First of all, the techpath Masonry/Currency. Impressive huh! Very early in the segment Buddhism get's spread to us Which is great as everyone else is Buddhist except Cathy! We explore a bit with one of our Mighty warriors To find one of our new city spots already taken. Well, I didn't expect it And after Masonry we managed another trade Since we have access to marble I make a try at the Oracle, but too little too late. Oh well, get got some excess gold there. We got a random event which helps our diplomatic situation with Justinian. A nice +3 diplo event which got us to friendly! Meanwhile the Russian Queen came by to do what she does best Yep. I am surprised it took her so long! We finally got around to settlign that horse city But unfortunately we lost out on another good city site I probaly should have kept firing off settlers instead of the oracle and workers but I thought we had the Ais blocked sufficiently. Justinian offered us this trade Great because I was looking to get IW to mine those southern gems. And the million dollar question. NUTS! well, perhaps I can find a source off-shore as Cathy has already gotten to that iron to the west. Also Cathy has founded Confuscianism and is changing between Hinduism and Confuscianism so we need to keep an eye on her. If fact I started stockpiling some archers in New York until I can get the copper and horses connected. Soon we finish Which boosts our economy a bit and opens up some additional trade opportunities. I saved here, deciding what to research next Seams like either Monarchy for happiness and Cathy diplomacy, CoL for courthouses (seams like a waste with our smallish empire), or Math/construction for catapults (did I mention Cathy is only cautious to our west?). We also need to start exploring into the enemy lands! We did manage to explore the NW off-shore land a bit Some decent resources but rather weak land. Techs Our empire The cities And the numerous graphs! So where do we go from here. There are certainly some sites to further settle and we need a better military before Cathy gets any ideas.