And I'm in the process of trying to jump to Monarch level, and I just do not understand how this can work. I drew Zara. Which is nice, cause I like Zara. Anyhow... It's now 1 AD. I do not have Alpha. I do not have any great people produced. I have not built any wonders, but I did have to build extra libraries to generate some science. I also built temples because unhappiness prior to teching Monarchy, which took F O R E V E R, was out of control. The only civ I can trade techs with has 6 more techs then me, I'm at 0% on the science slider, and the only reason I have any research whatsoever is because I ignored the rule to only build 2 total libraries. All my research, ALL OF IT, comes from science specs. My military is crap, and I can't use it because I'm already so hopelessly overexpanded that any additional growth would be utter suicide. I've got 7 cities, and 7 workers, and as far as I can tell, the situation is the next best thing to utterly hopeless. Have a look at the save. Tell me where I went wrong. Because clearly I did.