Worst presentation of a historic leader in Civ3?

Most misrepresented Leader?

  • Alexander the Great

    Votes: 8 16.0%
  • Gaius Iulius Caesar

    Votes: 4 8.0%
  • Xerxes

    Votes: 1 2.0%
  • Cleopatra

    Votes: 16 32.0%
  • Hiawatha

    Votes: 4 8.0%
  • Jeanne d'Arc

    Votes: 12 24.0%
  • Shaka

    Votes: 2 4.0%
  • other

    Votes: 3 6.0%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
Catherine was grossly misrepresented. In all the paintings I saw of her (in Civ II and my encyclopedias), she is young, blonde and actually beautiful. Why is it that she is an old hag in this game? Besides, I don't see much resemblance between this rendition of her and the many renditions of her when she is young (even with the age difference in mind).

Ah well. Its just a game I guess. Not that it matters from a historic point of view (as real history really doesn't matter in this GAME!!!). But in terms of aesthetics, it probably does. In fact, if Catherine was the young beauty she was in real life, it might be harder to declare war on her. It could be a challenge on its own getting over the superficialty that seems to make you favour a beautiful young blonde femme fatale of a ruler over a passive peanut-looking ruler like Gandhi, or even President Lincoln (though I don't let Joan of Arc or Cleo cloud my judgement in the occasions where Lincoln is more trustworthy... honest!).
What about Chairman Mao? All he did during his lifetime was just reddening China with Communism. During his reign, China went into one of the most depolorable stage in history (failed economy managing, and Cultural Revolution)

Remember that this communist government has been in China for no more than 60 years. For at least 2 millenia, China had been ruled by EMPEROR.

Mao's achievement as China's leader is minimal, compared to Shi Huangti (the First Emperor who unified China), Wuti (Emperor of Han Dyansty who founded the Silk Road), or even Zhou Yen Ziang (The first emepror of Ming Dynasty who kicked out the Mongol Dynasty)

Firaxis may argue the choice that it was looking for a leader of Modern China. Still, however, Mao Zedong is a questionable choice. Sun Yat-sen would be a much better one.
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