Can anybody explain this phenomenon to me? It starts to becoming really weird. Yes, I am aware that modern South Korea is scientific and economic powerhouse... since just 20-30 years. I am also aware of its turtle ships, Sejong, overall highly developed culture, and cool techno gadgets of Joseon era. Still, it was never MAJOR innovator on a GLOBAL scale, especially next to freaking CHINA. There are so any civs that seem to me more obvious choices for tech bonuses it's incomprehensible for me why it's Korea. China, India, Japan, Persia, Arabia, Russia, Greece, Germany, "Moors", Italy, France, England, America - all those civilisations have achieved much more in regards to global scientific influence that Korea (before very very recent times). Sure, Arabia and China finally in sixth game in its series get some reflection of their scientific accomplishments, but they still pale in comparision with Korea which is again somehow ultimate scientific superpower of human history. This wouldn't be so annoying if it wasnt so overpowered inthis aspect, on top of that. If I saw China or America being technological monster then I'd sigh and smile "at least it's sort of accurate" EDIT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korean_influence_on_Japanese_culture made me much more accepting of Korean tech bonuses. Now I think they are okay.