Map type: Large, continents Difficulty: Monarch I started on a large peninsula on the NM edge of a large continent. The peninsula is vaguely shaped like the Big Dipper constellation, with my capital (Berlin) roughly in the middle of the round part. There is a ring of cities around my capital, 3 cities outside the ring to the north and two cities to the south. The forbidden palace is about halfway up the handle, with 5 cities adjacent to it. There is one city between the two rings formed by the two palaces. There are 19 cities total. The worst waste and waste is in the far northern cities, which lose about 3 shields out of twenty, while the others lose about one shield each. Corruption is almost nonexistent in cities that are part of one of the 'rings', and at most about 15% in the far northern cities. The government is republic, and each of these cities have a courthouse. One strange thing about this game that is unrelated but worthy of note, is the lack of war weariness. I have not had one period of complete peace since about 300 AD when I originally switched to republic from despotism. It is now about 1700 AD, I am at war with 5 civs, one of which I have been at war with for over 1000 years, and war weariness just kicked in. I do have Universal Suffrage, but I didn't realize it had that much of an effect. I have not been the agressor in any of these wars. Hey Zouave, are you being paid to come here and trash the game? I can't figure out any other reason you would spend so much time at it.