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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How much unhappiness is generated from cities and citizens?

At first glance, I really like India's bonus: Double the Unhappiness from the number of Cities, but Halve the Unhappiness from Population size. For me to really judge it though, and build ...
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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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Can a player rejoin a Civilization 5 multiplayer game after being disconnected?

We tried playing a civ 5 private game, but one of our players (the one who had originally started the game) disconnected and then couldn't rejoin. Is that intended, or a bug, or what? How is civ5 ...
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Can I build anything on an Oasis in Civilization 5?

Can I build anything on an Oasis or do anything with it in Civilization 5?
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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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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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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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Is it possible to make a custom difficulty setting?

I'm looking to crate my own custom difficulty setting where the computer would be as ruthless and dedicated as in Emperor, but not receive early game bonuses such as technologies or extra buildings. ...
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A faster way for making developed cities in Civilization 5 SDK?

The Civ 5 SDK makes modding and mapmaking extremely easy, but it has lots of limitations that have frustrated me. One of the most tedious things for me happens when making a scenario that occurs in a ...
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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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How do I build a courthouse in a captured city?

I captured an enemy city, and my advisors informed me that the city will produce a lot of unhappiness until I build a courthouse there. However, the production in the city is 0, so no actual progress ...
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How do I “freeze” the time in civ v?

I'd like to stay in the classical era because I want to fight a classic war, without guns and stuff. Is is possible to remain in the classical era and if it is possible, how do I?
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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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How can I remove unwanted civilizations in civ5?

There are a lot of civilizations I don't consider 'real civs' in the game. I won't list them to avoid debate =). The thing is, I want to avoid them spawning in my games, yet I still want the civs list ...
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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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How do I survive the early game on Prince difficulty and above?

I was new to the series when I first purchased this game a few months ago(with the Brave New World expansion pack), but after playing the first 3 difficulty modes I got a good hang of the game. ...
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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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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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How to see difference between national and world wonders

How can I distinguish world wonders from national wonders from the tech tree or production list? Do I have to go into the help?
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How to make peace after I have what I want

Background Another civ founded a city far away from their territory, in the middle of mine, and right where I wanted one. I declared war, quickly took the city, and razed it (mostly because I wanted ...
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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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How should I use Merchants of Venice?

When playing as Venice you can't build settlers, instead you can puppet city states for free using a Merchant of Venice. How can I most effectively use these merchants? Should I send them out to ...
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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 ...