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So, there already exists a list of keyboard shortcuts for Civ 5 Vanilla. By pressing buttons I even found some extra ones:

V - Advisors Screen
Alt+Q - Admit Defeat

I have also found some shortcuts for Gods & Kings:

Ctrl+E - Espionage Screen
Ctrl+P - Religion Screen

But I still haven't found the shortcuts for the new Brave New World options - specifically:

? - Culture Overview Screen
? - World Congress Screen
? - Trade Routes Screen
? - Show Trade Routes on map

Any idea on what they are?

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Didn't F1-F12 bring up the various advisors in the old games? – Frank Jul 12 '13 at 14:27
F1-F12 still work, but they bring screens/advisors that were already present in Civ5 vanilla. But I haven't found any keys to bring up the new ones (new to BNW). – onuryn Jul 12 '13 at 15:41
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Well, I found the answer, and it's disappointing.

Basically, there are no shortcuts for the new BNW options. This is easy to check: shortcuts for Brave New World are coded in

\Sid Meier's Civilization V\assets\DLC\Expansion2\Gameplay\XML\Units\CIV5Controls.xml

which is exactly the same file as

\Sid Meier's Civilization V\assets\DLC\Expansion\Gameplay\XML\Units\CIV5Controls.xml

which contained the shortcuts for Gods & Kings. Maybe they'll fix it in an upcoming patch, or maybe someone will figure out how to mod these shortcuts... But it's very frustrating for now.

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