i did a test with 2 civs, arabia and russia. russia had better production than arabia. build order was scout > monument. At turn 44: Russia: 24/120 14 turns until next sp. (liberty) +7 per turn Arabia: 107/120 2 turns until next sp. (tradition > liberty) +8 per turn each second city will get monument. the goal now is to get finish liberty first with 3 cities. the only real difference is beginning production for city which allowed russia to build monument faster in first 2 cities. turn 86 russia 36/330 +10 with 30 turns remaining before liberty is finished. arabia 222/330 +13 with 9 turns remaining before next to last liberty is constructed. so we need to get 20 turns or less for the tradition > liberty to be faster. turn 95 the finale russia: 116/330 +10 22 turns to finish liberty arabia: 9/465 +13 36 turns to finish liberty so it seems going through liberty without going through tradition is the best. Of course no wonders/temples were built, no cs were bought. Hot seat game save is attached.