We all know the credo: "Land is power." and it is obviously true as it is rare for a player who has a large empire to fall behind in any aspects of the game. I've never really played a game where I maintained a small empire and was able to pull a win (besides a rare AP win and a couple culture/diplo wins). Having said that, is there a way to dominate the game in military or science with a small empire? I've seen the AI Wang Kong (when not attacked) have an empire of 7 cities and skyrocket ahead in techs. If the AI can do it on Monarch level, obviously the human player can as well. So, to all you advanced players, how does one go about having a small land empire that can dominate the science or military game? I'd like to have a game where MY empire is one of the smaller ones and my vassals are many (kinda like Britain) Is it possible?