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.