Question: What's the best strategy for speed run, consistently winning in under one year.
My best so far is with Bacteria - 408 days to kill off humanity.
Start in china.
Symptom evolve from Coughing to Fever, which starts killing, but seems not severe enough to scare countries into closing air/sea traffic.
Rat transmission for Urban.
Drug immunity as soon as a rich country is infected, especially USA or Japan.
And when the northern European countries start getting it, develop cold immunity - with a goal to infect iceland and Greenland.
Just 'get lucky' with Madagascar.
not sure what to do from there, tho.