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Brave New World is the second expansion of Civilization V.

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How do I convert a city to my religion?

I want to convert a city to my religion, and it already has some followers of other religions. What is the process I need to take to convert it to my religion? Do I need inquisitors? Do I need ...
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Advantages of using Venetian (Venice) Civilization?

I am having a difficult time understanding how to effectively use the Venetian Civilization . At first glance, the Venice Civilization seems significantly weaker than other civs: with the primary ...
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When you 'Prove the Earth is round", do you receive any in game benefit?

A message "You have proven that the earth is round" up when you are the first to travel around the whole world. Is this just for fun, or does it give any benefits?
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How can I increase my delegate count?

In Brave New World what increases the delegate count for the World Congress/United Nations? Is there anything I can build to get more votes?
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Do I need to have the Gods & Kings expansion to play Brave New World?

I want to skip the Gods and Kings expansion. Does anyone know if this is possible? That is, will the expansion Brave New World work without Gods and Kings?
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Is Infinite City Spam a good strategy on Immortal/Deity in Brave New World?

Infinite City Spam (ICS) has been the go-to Win Button in the Civilization series for some time. In short, the idea is to build as many cities as humanly possible; even if some of those cities aren't ...
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Is there any reason to use the early siege units?

I compared the early ranged units. I'll abbreviate melee strength with MS and ranged strength with RS. Unit MS RS Composite bowman 7 11 Catapult 7 8 Crossbowman 13 18 ...
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What is a theming bonus?

I've seem the term "theming bonus" mentioned a few times, for example on the aesthetics social policy tree: Adopting all policies doubles the theming bonus you receive from Museums and Wonders. ...
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Accused of breaking a promise I didn't make

Playing as England and was asked by Dido to stop claiming land near her. I forget the exact wording of the response, but the intent was "I'll do what I want you whining cow, jog on." Then about ...
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Is there a chart showing all unit upgrade paths in Civilization 5 Brave New World?

Is there a chart showing the upgrade paths for the units? Something like Warrior → Spearman → Pikeman... for all of the units, similar to the chart on this site for vanilla and for Gods and Kings.
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How can I keep track of discovered antiquity sites?

It's easy to lose track of antiquities sites after discovering them. Is there an easy way of finding them? Maybe a UI mod to highlight them? The best bet I've found as part of the default UI is to ...
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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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Do I need to be influential with my human teammate to win Tourism Victory?

I'm playing a game with a friend where I'm doing my best to stack tourism. I've noticed that I'm still "exotic" to him and he has a TON of culture. I also cannot generate many tourism bonuses for him ...
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Why can't I use my great prophet to enhance my religion?

I have just bought a great Prophet in my Holy City but the 'enhance religion option' doesn't appear. Why not? What can I do to have this option? I need to enhance my religion!
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Prevent AI from using Venice

I think the way Venice plays disturbs the game. Is there any way to disable that civilization, apart from choosing all AI individually?
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Militaristic city-state allies gifting unique units

I had a game where I was gifted a Legion by a city state. Rome wasn't even in the game. Has this happened to anyone else?
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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 (>50%)...
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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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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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Formula for City-State tribute values?

I'd like to know what the mathematics are of the numbers seen in this screenshot. For example, how is "Overall Military Power" and "Military Near City-State" calculated? Are there upper limits?
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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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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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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 is considered a continent? - eg for Indonesia's Spice Islanders bonus

Gajah Mada (Indonesia) gets the Spice Islanders bonus. The first 3 cities founded on continents other than where Indonesia started each provide 2 luxury resources (and can never be razed). What ...
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What factors affect a unit's contribution to city defense?

From what I've read, a unit garrisoned in a city has precisely one effect: the city's combat score is increased by a fraction of the unit's Strength (I've seen "1/3" and "1/5"). Its hitpoints are not ...
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What is a good civ for playing defensively and making money?

I'd rather settle my immediate surroundings and grow my empire tall rather than trying to settle new lands, I usually play Rome if only because of the UA that helps me grow my cities tall, but I ...
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Should I take into consideration the distance of trade routes?

With the Brave New World Expansion pack comes a new system of trading via Caravan and Cargo Ships. Each trade route only last a couple number of trips but the units don't seem to have a number of ...
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How to calculate gold earned from a Wonder if another civilization finishes first?

In Civilization V I noticed that when you are about to finish producing a Wonder and another civilization finishes it first, you will earn gold equivalent to how much production you have produced for ...
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What is the minimum required for a Resolution to be passed?

I've been wondering what the minimum number of votes required to pass a resolution. Is there a minimum number of votes? Is it a percent of all the votes? 51% Majority and 50% votes cast? How do ...
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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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What determines which religion the computer will found?

When I play Civ V, it seems as though some religions are more likely to be founded by the computer. For example, in Gods and Kings, it felt like Christianity was almost always the first religion ...
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What are the keyboard shortcuts for Civilization 5: Brave New World?

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 ...
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Is it possible to auto-renew a trade route?

In brave new world trade routes have been completely reworked and a caravan or cargo ship unit is now needed to maintain a trade route. Every few turns the trade route needs to be set up again, ...
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Can you end a permanent war by liberating the city-state that declared it?

In Civilization 5, there are City-States scattered around the world. You can bully them for lunch money, ally with them, and declare war on them. If you conquer enough City-States, you'll eventually ...
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Do Barbarians not count as a Civilization for theming bonuses?

I have the Uffizi which has a theming bonus of all Art from the same Era and Civilization. As seen below I have three from the Barbarians all from the Ancient Era and I am not getting the theming ...
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Is there a way to always view trade route paths?

Trade Routes in Brave New World show up as a border-colored path when you're first establishing them, but after you pick the destination and the caravans start to shuffle along their merry way, they ...
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Not getting achievements In Civilization 5 is there a difference between silver and bronze achievements?

I just finished a game as Attila. I won a militaristic victory on level Prince(4), small map, standard game. I did not get my steam achievement for this victory, Scourge of Everyone. Then I noticed ...
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Duration of defensive pacts in late game

My English civilisation is close friends with the Dutch and we've had a succession of defensive pacts to hold off the Carthaginians, Japanese, Americans, and Portuguese. I have G&K and BNW ...
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How do I win a diplomatic victory?

In Civilization V: Brave New World, what are the exact requirements you need to meet in order to win by a diplomatic victory?
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What is the ratio of Tourism to Culture when influencing a civilization?

In Civilization 5, Culture is described as your defense, while Tourism is your offense in the game of influencing other civilizations. When you generate Tourism, you generate it 2 points at a time. I'...
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If you convert an AI opponent's cities, will they decide not to found a religion?

I was looking over at this "what should I do with my prophets" question, and realized that I couldn't give good advice because I wasn't sure whether you could prevent another civilization from ...
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How many turns does a Spy in Civilization 5 replaced by new recruit when killed?

Recently I installed Civilization 5 with DLC. I love playing the game with spies. But when I encounter that my spy got 'Killed in Action'. I have search the net for this but so far I read the wiki ...
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What social policy reduces border growth via culture?

The city contains a monument that generates +2 culture. However, the net Culture says zero. The tooltip for Culture +0 says "-2 from policies". What policy causes the -2? https://i.stack.imgur.com/...
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Is there a chart showing all building and their prerequisites in Civilization 5?

While playing Civilization V on my PC, I noticed that some buildings are not shown or cannot be built unless you already have another building in that city. Example: A shrine is required to construct ...
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What real-life Destroyer is Civ 5's modeled after?

Unlike some units, the civlopedia doesn't mention what real-life ship class the Destroyer unit is based off of. My best (amateur) guess is that it's an American or British design, possibly the ...
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How do I acquire artifacts?

I think in one of the videos they showed them being dug up from either razed cities or old city ruin sites, but I haven't seen a concrete explanation. How exactly do I acquire artifacts to fill my ...
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How can I prevent a negative happiness rating when choosing an ideology?

One turn after choosing my Ideology, my happiness goes to -10. And it stays that way, even if I change my ideology. How can I prevent that?
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What changes does advancing to a new era have?

Judging from this question, advancing to a new era may have this effects: increased bonuses more from city-states unlocks policies makes your opponents think your are ahead in tech (at ...
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Can you give away or destroy artifacts?

I have filled all of my art slots but still have several dig sites available. When one of them was completed I wasn't given the option to create an artifact because there were no available slots, thus ...
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Merchant of Venice can't buy a City State

I have a Merchant of Venice, I have moved next to a city state, but the only option I'm given is a trade mission. It has trade mission bonuses, but I'd really like a puppet. I've seen a video where ...
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