I started a new game with the new test map with historical location as The Principality (too bad, it's not Oscar II, I love his traits). This is explored world after 347 turns on Noble (I think, or easier) difficulty. Two neighbors are eying me with cautiously: The Collective and Crytallin. We've never been in good term since the beginning, and Cautious is the best term I ever get from either of them (The Collective was annoyed initially). Being sandwiched is not a good situation... One of them must go. I've been building armies to attack one of them, but need to make sure my other end is covered just in case if the other decides to join the fray. The good thing is that the elf nation Federation is an old buddy of mine, as well as Elchers and Thormshammir are on my good side. So in the worst case scenario, I think I might be able to request help from my friends.