Sid Meier's Civilization V is a turn-based strategy game encompassing all of human history. Players attempt to take a fledgling civilization from 4000BC to modern times and lead their civilization to victory through domination, science, culture or diplomacy.

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Is a courthouse mandatory to quell occupational unhappiness?

If you don't build the courthouse does the city perpetually generate extra unhappiness due to the occupation, or do they eventually settle down without one? How longer does that take with/without? I ...
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Is there any penalty for building a new city “far away” from your other cities?

Is there any penalty for building a new city "far away" from your other cities? That is, if I remember correctly from Civ4, (city) maintenance was higher if a new city was "far away" from my current ...
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What is considered “near us” when settling cities?

Sometimes another leader comes sniveling that I am settling cities too close to them. One option is to agree to "stop settling cities so close to us" or something to that effect. How do I know ...
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Eradicate A Religion

I'm playing a game in which there is a very annoying AI player whose religion continually spreads to my cities. It's beginning to annoy me, and I want to fix it. Is there any way for me to completely ...
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When does The Great Wall become obsolete?

Before a recent patch change, the Colossus used to go obsolete upon Navigation: Goes obsolete once any player researches the Navigation technology. Pretty clear wording. The Great Wall, ...
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Should I ever move my first settler?

I was reading an article about the guys at Firaxis arguing about whether moving your first Settler is EVER a good idea, and it got me thinking. I have always been a "don't move the settler" kind of ...
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Options to take over an AI controlled city?

I had an open borders agreement with an AI controlled player, and the little weasel took advantage of it to plop down a settler right smack in-between two of my cities. Excluding a military ...
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Do cities received through a trade have any special properties?

It's possible to trade cities to other civilizations, but I'm uncertain how cities received through a trade behave. Do they suffer any penalties compared to cities I built myself, or do they behave ...
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Advice on gaining the Steam Bollywood Achievement

Steam Bollywood Achievement: As Gandhi, win a cultural victory with 3 or fewer cities in your empire. I wish to do this achievement on a Pangaea Standard map size or larger and on Prince ...
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What does the pressure value mean, and what is the scale?

I can see a "pressure" value on cities which seems to indicate how powerful is the conversion to a religion in a city. But how can I translate that value to some meaning? What does "+4 pressure" ...
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Is there an optimal city size to start building settlers?

When i need to build a settlers? There is a choice between stopping city growth and early expansion. My suggestion is if time to build is less than time to grow. But it's just a kind of random guess. ...
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How do you awake all aircraft on a tile?

It is fairly tedious to awake many aircraft on a tile. I'm wondering if there is a shortcut available to wake aircraft in a city, instead of clicking on each, one by one.
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Exactly how does Suleiman's special work?

Playing Ottoman for the first time and I seem to have far less than 50% conversion of naval barbarians via barbary corsairs. The description merely says there is a 50% conversion rate however and ...
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How to get the Steam Workshop to work with “Civilization V” for a Mac?

I currently own Civilization V, (not the Gods & Kings expansion,) and have the latest version of it and have subscribed to several items on the Steam Workshop, but when I start-up the game, none ...
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What happens if I found a city next to a previously razed city

So I was playing a game last night where I was going for a Space Victory, toward the end of the game I went to war with Germany. After dropping the A-bomb on Hamburg and razing it to the ground I ...
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How to stop the deity AI from expanding towards you in Civ5?

Anybody who has tried defeating the deity AI in a domination game is aware of the challenge they are undertaking. Personally, I have found it to be extremely frustrating, and there are times when I ...
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Can one remove a courthouse without suffering unhappiness?

In Civ 5 the courthouse is needed to quell unhappiness once a city has been captured. Can one ever remove the courthouse, and thus it's maintenance, without returning to a state of unrest? Is there ...
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Nuke Tactics Civ 5

How should you use Nukes in Civ 5? In my game, it is late game, I've just built the United Nations. It's my first game so I don't know how to use a Nuke. I've built ten of them. Should I target all ...
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In Civilization V does a workshop help build wonders?

The workshop says that it adds +20% production when constructing buildings. Are wonders considered buildings?
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How do I stockpile policies in games with 'enable policy saving' on?

Whenever I play a game with the option 'enable policy saving' turned on, I still can't figure out how to not invest in a policy as the button for 'NEXT TURN' is replaced with 'ADOPT POLICY'.
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Civ 5 - Why are Wheat and Bananas listed on the map?

When out on the map screen if you mouse over hexes, or in the strategic view you can see icons if a hex contains a resource. Wheat and Bananas show up when you do this, yet they are not ...
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In Civ5, when you have access to iron, does it make sense to build musketmen?

Technology upgrade tree looks like this: |Steel | |Gunpowder | |- Longswordman | |- Musketman | | cost 150 | | cost 120 | | str: 18 | => | str: 16 | | mov: 2 ...
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Connection to capitol without port

I have a capitol that doesn't have an exit to the sea but it is connected to another city with a harbor. My other cities are blocked by a non-friendly city state (connected via a road that passes ...
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In Civ5, what effects does it have if another civ is “hostile” or “fearful”?

When another civilization enters the hostile mode vs. me, does it have any measurable effects, or is it just a warning for me that war may be declared soon or is it just cosmetics? Same goes for ...
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Does the Rocket Artillery in Civ5 have to set-up prior to firing?

The civilopedia entry states that the rocket artillery does not need to set-up prior to firing. Yet it seems in my games it needs to, just as any other artillery unit. Is the civilopedia entry wrong? ...
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Am I missing something with managing happiness?

I'm playing my first BNW game on a mid-level difficulty as Morocco. It's around turn 350, and I've fully completed the Piety and Patronage policy trees. I've been having a hard time managing ...
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What amount is needed to construct the World Congress projects?

Does anyone know the total amount needed for each project? This would help in determining not to over allocate to these projects. Example: If world's fair needed 6000 points, then I know 3001 ...
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Do technologies still get cheaper as they get older/discovered by others in Civ 5?

In Civilization 5, do technologies still get cheaper as they get older/discovered by others? Or is there no difference which order you research them in? In previous Civs, I believe they got cheaper as ...
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What does it mean when one civilization “denounces” another?

What does it mean when a civilization denounces me? What effect does it have when I denounce another civilization? What kinds of actions can you take that would cause another civilization to ...
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What to do with a badly-placed city?

I made a mistake of building a city in a pretty bad spot - it's on an island, and other than coastal ocean tiles, it only has access to one jungle tile, one gem tile, and one fish tile. With very low ...
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Does anyone play Multiplayer? How much time would I need to commit?

I've been into the "Internet Games" screen several times but rarely see any games. I've been reluctant to join one because I don't know how it works. Can anyone tell me: Is the list of "internet ...
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Is there any way to see a digest of what resources civilizations / city states own?

For example, I would like to get my hand on some pearls. A simple way to do that is to trade with other civilizations or to increase my influence with some city-state; the problem is that I can never ...
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Civilization “doesn't want anything to do with me right now”?

So in Civilization V, I'm playing as Polynesia on an archipelago map. The first Civilization I come across is Greece, on an adjacent chain of islands some 20 hexes away from mine. About 10 turns after ...
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Does a unit with the “ignores terrain cost” promotion benefit from the “woodsman” promotion?

Some units, such as scouts, minutemen, or units upgraded from them, get the "ignores terrain cost" promotion which means every terrain tile costs 1 movement point (or less if it's a road). However, ...
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Can I earn AI player's votes for a diplomatic victory in Civ 5?

In Civ 4, as I recall, you could trade for another civilization's vote in the U.N., but I can't seem to find that option in Civ 5. Are the only votes I can earn those of the city states?
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In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game?

In Civ V, what happens when you take a city in a One City Challenge Game? Clearly keeping the city would be a huge advantage, so I would be surprised to hear that you are allowed to keep and use the ...
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How do I create a Pitboss game?

A recent patch for Civilization V introduced the Pitboss mode. How do I create a Pitboss-using game? How do I join one? I browsed around in the settings and found a place to configure how the Pitboss ...
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What are the chances of a spy stealing your cities' information?

I understand that in the espionage tab of the game, there are stars next to the your cities and that they refer to the potential that each city has. However, I have more cities with 5-star potential ...
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Does the location of Great Works matter?

You can move your great works around in the culture overview screen, but is there any benefit? Does the number of works in a city matter? Is there some kind of exponential bonus? Does it matter if it ...
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Do workers only put in a percentage of work at the end of a turn if they used a movement point before starting?

I have found that when a worker moves into a hex and starts work having used a part of their movement points, they will start work on the end of that turn, not the next turn. This is similar to when ...
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How can I interrupt auto-end-turn?

When I turn on "Single Player Auto End Turn" in the game options I don't have to hit enter to move to the next turn. Trouble is the game can run on auto for quite a lot of turns (esp. on "marathon"). ...
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Effect of Shortage of Resources on Buildings and Cities

I know that having a shortage of resources (such as Iron or Uranium) has an effect on units that require that resource. For example, if you have a Nuclear Submarine and -1 Uranium, that Submarine will ...
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What do city-state personalities mean?

There are 4 different personalities that I've seen for city-states: friendly, neutral, hostile, and irrational. I have never seen any use for them, though, except that influence over hostile ...
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In Civilization V, how can I find out what map type I am playing on?

When I play Civ V, I always start a game via the Mods menu. The Setup screen under mods lists a many more map types, and I set to random. However, I am not sure how random it is. Is it selecting at ...
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Do the Colosseum and Theatre need separate population for their benefits?

It is stated for both the Colosseum and the Theatre that they can only provide as much happiness as there is population. I believe they both provide +5 Happiness for a population of 5. Do they stack ...
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Can AI win in any way other than dominance?

After seeing a very disappointing lack of followthrough from the AI in my latest deity game, I'm wondering if anyone has proof that the AI is capable of any of the following Achieving a diplomatic ...
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Changing a Hotseat Human Player to AI

If I'm playing a hotseat multiplayer game with a bunch of friends, and one has to leave, is there a way to make AI take over that friend's play, in the middle of the game?
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What are the effects of sharing intrigue with rivals?

One immediately obvious effect of sharing intrigue with an AI player is the diplomatic bonus you receive, but I'm curious if there are others. Can anyone verify the existence of any of the following ...
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Replaying enemy movement after ending turn

Is there a way to replay enemy movement for last turn? It often happens that enemy moves all over map and when I end my turn I just can't see where all the enemy units went - it is pretty annoying.
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Why would spending money on a tile lower my score?

I was playing Civilization 5 as the Arabian empire, and one of my warriors found some Ruins and earned me about 70 coins. My score was 14 at the time, and didn't go up due to the increased amount of ...