I'm playing as the French and doing pretty well. I just finished researching railroad, and NO COAL. This seemed to happen in half of my C3C games, and I was really hoping it would be plentiful in C4. I really wanted a nice, peaceful space ship game. I've had no wars or angry neighbors. I have quite a bit of territory and every other important resource so far. The nearest coal is on another continent and I only have one ship.