I agree. We don't need Mayans in the game because we already have the Aztecs. Adding the Inca is stupid because we already have Mapuche.. We don't need Ethiopia because we already have Nubia. No need for Celts because we already have Scots, Germans and French. Italians and Byzantines? Don't need them, Rome exists... As for the serious part of this post: I'd posit that Austria actually deserve inclusion MORE than Germany. Germany as a country didn't exist until Bismarck unified all the German fiefdoms under the one ironclad banner. Before this point, "Germany" consisted of small city states and kingdoms, which were being slowly eaten by the Prussian Blue Blob. Austria, on the other hand, controlled the Holy Roman Empire for centuries, held massive influence for pretty much all of the late medieval, rennaissance and enlightenment periods and was (briefly) the geographically largest country in Europe after their personal union with Hungary. Opera, dance and theatre? Perfected in Austria. They are hands down the best culture AND diplo civ choice from western-Europe, yes, including France. They absolutely deserve to be put in the game. It's not a disaster that they aren't (their fault for not being Greek!), but come on.