After a consecutive golden age for I don't even know anymore, I just kept feeding it. Boom, no more great persons and I land on -60 gpt... This is on a standard-size continents. I am at war but had to disband a few units since I broke the back on the germans and just keep slowly taking cities now. I teched for Electricity and now I'm building stock exchanges all over but I still notice in this game I have kind of lousy economy. So I start looking around at the map, my lands. I notice the impact rivers really have. It's half a tradepost per square for free, except you miss rationalism bonus, never really thought about it in those terms before but it's really huge. I checked my capital. 10 river squares. 60 gold income, that is with a bank and marketplace. So 15 out of 60 is due to geography... I like the game, but except from AI there is also production and economy I am sceptic towards. edit: Err, this was supposed to be in general forums.