Alright, so I'm in a standard game (continents, standard map, prince, standard pace) playing as the Ottomans. I had four nice cities on a continent shared w/ America, the Aztecs, and Rome. I was building up the most culture and tourism but had an admittedly weak military. For whatever reason, around turn 300, America went after Montezuma. They captured one city, and while Montezuma was trying to defend himself, I sniped another Aztec city and made it a puppet state. Then both America and myself declared peace w/ Montezuma rather than taking his capital and lone remaining city. Then the World Congress rolled around, and I voted against my friend America AND my friend the Netherlands and they got really upset. America declared war ten turns later, took three of my five cities (including the puppet city). Then Montezuma jumped in and almost reclaimed the puppet city before Washington got it. Then, tired, everyone declared peace. Now, I have two cities. I have some nice trade routes, but America has pretty much run the continent (seven cities), and I'm fifth in civ score. So, do I have any chance? I don't think so. It's just a matter of time before Washington gets bored and takes my two remaining cities (he was attacking my capital when we negotiated peace). How quickly do you guys give up on a game and start anew?