So, everyone and their brother has an opinion about the list of civs that is going to be in Civ5, but I'm curious what these "minor factions" are going to be. Who counts as a minor? Is it going to just be city names taken from the majors that don't roll in on the civilization stage? Or... will Zululand appear as a single city entity and demand you start handing over all your spices Personally, I think it'd be cooler if Switzerland were added in so that you had a reasonably good idea of "don't shoot them, and they'll be nice to you" or whatever than if you suddenly encountered Chicago all by its lonesome, and started to make a check list of who WASN'T a major concern because you'd already found them as a minor power. It also means minor powers wouldn't be a limited list or that you'd have constant repeats of minor cities (Chicago and New York both claim to be Americans, but they don't recognize each other as being related... riiiiiiight). If we assumed that the minors can be anyone not on the Big 18... who would you want to see as a minor power, and what sort of mission do you think they'd have you to do earn their trust?