Having made my path to victory very difficult in my first G&K game, and being not that great at the game, I seek wisdom for my next playthrough as a warmonger. How the heck do you roll over the world, and maintain happiness? Backdrop: I am on King, playing as Genghis on a large continents map. Have not been that focused on a victory path .... I just tend to plow ahead and see what happens. Reduced the number of City-States to 10. In 1988, I have a score 400 higher than anyone else, and double or more most Civs. I killed off Japan, Germany and the US on my continent. The only other possible winner is Egypt on the other continent. Strangely, due to geography and perhaps poor choices, I have not attacked any City States. Instead, I am Allies with 7 right now. I founded four cities, took three into my empire after conquest, and have puppeted 22 cities. I have 135 Unhappiness coming from puppeted populations, and I am currently at -16 Happy. I am getting 52 Happy from luxury resources. I did not focus my Social Policies correctly, methinks, for this Warmongering strategy. Plus, I have not made friends in the world, except for City States! And thus, I find myself biding my time, unable to attack and keep expanding until I get to Protectionism (finally!) in another five turns. Questions: 1) What did I miss? What's the basic strategy for keeping yourself Happy as you steamroll city after city? 2) How can I better handle diplomacy next time? Should I have made nice with a Civ or two with the luxuries I needed? There are several Civs right now who won't Trade with me on any kind of reasonable terms, and they have luxuries I could use. 3) What are the key Social Policies to focus on for a domination victory, vis-a-vis the Happiness problem?