The worlds two largest EVER empires not in game??

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  1. Nutteria

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    I don`t know why is this dispute even going still when many many people due to their ignorance (Sid and his crew as well !!!) can not see that some empires that exist untill todays present were never included in any of the games EVER.

    I allways wander if the lore developer just googled "top 10 recognised civs" and said Yep that is the list we`re using.

    To not be blatant in my post I`d add a few present day countries that a must have yet never were implemented not even by a mod - Bulgaria and Austria.
     
  2. carm3

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    There's no doubt that it's an amalgamation, which is the only reasonable way to represent this nation without excising one or another (pre-British or post-British) giant chunk of history. I don't think that it's unproblematic, but just that this solution is significantly less problematic than the alternatives (cutting out out medieval and renaissance England; cutting out modern England; attempting the futile task of trying to untangle English and British achievements from the past three centuries; etc.)

    And just for the record, I'm not in any way trying to belittle the Scottish - I'm a Canadian of proudly Scottish descent living in England. I just think that the way that this has been handled in the game is as good a compromise - because it obviously is a compromise - as there can be between history and gameplay.
     
  3. Lawrie

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    I think personally its a poor compromise really if Scottish cities are under the English civ. England is England - Scotland is Scotlland.

    It wouldn't be an issue if Scottish city names weren't in the English civ - its that simple. But there is a Scottish city state, and i think that works just fine imo.
     
  4. MAHRana

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    Mongolia and Spain are most probably going to arrive as a DLC. I would also like the return of the Byzantines, the Incans and the Mayans, as well as some others.

    By the way, isn't it funny the way Ramkhamhaeng speaks?
     
  5. carm3

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    Fair enough, I completely agree on that point. Just out of curiosity, which Scottish cities are represented by England? I haven't noticed any.

    [n.b.: No sarcasm is intended in that question, I am genuinely curious]
     
  6. civcymru

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    We can solve the English/British empire thing so easily by adding all the countries the British Empire ruled at one point so we need to add the following :-

    Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belize; Botswana; Brunei Darussalam; Cameroon; Canada; Cyprus; Dominica; Fiji Islands; The Gambia; Ghana; Grenada; Guyana; India; Jamaica; Kenya; Kiribati; Lesotho; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Malta; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nauru; New Zealand; Nigeria; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; St Kitts and Nevis; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Swaziland; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tuvalu; Uganda; United Republic of Tanzania; USA; Vanuatu; Zambia. oh and not forgetting Ireland, Scotland and Wales....

    See problem solved ... how easy was that :)
     
  7. Maniacal

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    I'd like the Eastern Roman Empire, not the Byzantines. The ERE wasn't called the Byzantines until around 100 years after its collapse.
     
  8. Depravo

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    I expect you also believe the Picts defeated the Romans simply because Scotland failed their cost-benefit analysis. In an age when England and France were locked in mortal struggle - France being overwhelmingly the richest and most powerful state in western Europe - Scotland just wasn't a priority. Christ, they threw everything they had against a rearguard and got wiped out at Flodden.

    In any case, you conquered yourselves. The kings of Scotland tied themselves in knots to emulate Anglo-Normandy and expunged Celtic influence outside the Highlands without English encouragement or interference.
     
  9. craig123

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    I understand your point - maybe Firaxis just thought it was the best compromise. Perhaps they could have done it better.

    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but I'm fairly certain that all English cities (in the game) are actually in England - and this has been true for all 5 games in the series.

    Jimbo, I think you're exaggerating slightly here. You're right to state that Scotland made a very significant contribution to Britain and the world, but there's no need to be so anti-English (which is a theme running through a lot of your posts in this thread).
     
  10. The Leviathan

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    Oh come on, the byzantine empire is just a name for the Eastern Roman empire. Stop being so picky.
     
  11. Jimbo30

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    Of course I'm exaggerating, but it really gets on the nerves of all the little englanders, and there are many of them in this thread.

    I'm not anti-English, I'm anti-idiot. I'm not even having a go at England as much as I am Firaxis and their questionable history.

    Sure people will say "oh it's just a game blah blah", but games like this are actually taking over in the minds of the younger generation. Do you think they are more likely to play Civ or read a book on British history? Firaxis is rewriting history and that is a BAD thing.

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    "little englanders".. sure makes me think you aren't "anti-England". :)

    Give it a rest already. I doubt this game will ever include the Scots. So make a mod.
     
  14. CaptainBinky

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    Just to put things in perspective, I was 13 when Civilization first came out, and I wasn't so stupid to believe that there was any factual accuracy to the game beyond "these cultures existed in some form".

    If games like this were "taking over in the minds of the younger generation" (and I'd like to know on what you base this claim), then I think it's safe to level the blame at education rather than this game.
     
  15. craig123

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    (I'm not exactly sure what you mean when you say little Englander since it has a few different meanings - such as people who think England should become independent, people who oppose English/British imperialism, and people who are opposed to the EU. It's probably a phrase to avoid though - afterall, would you accuse anyone of being a little Scotlander? And it doesn't help your argument of not being anti-English.)

    Regarding you last paragraph, I agree that Firaxis should have been more careful, particularly in the manual, although the same could be said for many games, films, TV programmes, etc.
     
  16. Society

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    You are an absolute moron. The Mongols had the worlds largest and best run bureaucracy up to that date and built trade networks and infrastructure that completely changed the way the world worked forever after. They're among the most important forces both culturally and militarily the world has ever known.

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  17. Jimbo30

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    That's because you don't know what the phrase means. :)

    Either Firaxis is deliberately choosing to offend a large number of non-English "brits" or they don't know squat about history.

    Considering how many topics there has been on this subject, and considering that Firaxis continues to rewrite history in favour of the English, I'd have to say it was the former.

    I haven't read single good reason why "England" should not be Britain in this game. I even told you that "Britain" appears 11 times vs 4 times for "England" in the rulebook. IN THE ENGLAND SECTION. Doesn't that tell you something isn't quite right?

    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/britain.html

    http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/questions/nationality.htm

    Nice and simple, read.

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  19. MAHRana

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    You shouldn't base your knowledge on the info from Civ - although civ is way more accurate than other games.
    I look up anything I find interesting in Civ to get more realistic info.
    I'm not saying Civ is very inaccurate - although the Egyptians in Civ5 speak Arabic, Darius speaks Aramaic which was the actual language his empire spoke at the time so Civ gets it pretty close.
     
  20. Kushluk

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    Agree. Both of these will probably eventually be added, I just thought it was dumb to not have them from the outset. I mean, dayum, Iriqouis? That's important to people who know the minutiae of US history, and of course reflects the typical US attitude of "if it's important to us, of course it was one of the most important things ever". That's like if I added the Mapuche as a civilization, sure that makes sense for Chile, but as far as their impact on world history... well that's effectively a zero.

    Re: Byzantines - I could not agree more. They were around for sooo long and effected everything, they certainly need to be put in, but please, some more creative leaders for them. Justinian is nice, but lets see Constantine or Alexius II Komenos or someone interesting and unexplored.
     
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