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Part 3: The North Rises!

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    Welcome to the /r/Civ 60+ Civ Battle Royale Mk. II | Part 3! Hi, I'm /u/AquaticSasquatch, and you may remember me as the modder wh…

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    Take a moment to soak in this lovely map made by SylonL, showing the state of the world as it was at the end of the last installme…

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    And, courtesy of TPang himself, here's our brand new graphic, showing the Top 10 Rankings from the end of the last installment, me…

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    We begin with a game-changing development in Sri Lanka, as the vital Statue of Zeus wonder is constructed by Parakramabahu I in th…

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    Our two Australian civs seem to be getting along without any border conflicts so far, but as the Kimberley settle counter-clockwis…

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    The One True Faith™ is established in Juarez, Mexico. With none of their immediate neighbors even having a Pantheon, it seems like…

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    As the sun rises on the year 3280 BC, Southeast Asian geopolitics are complicated as ever. On the religious front, a man named Bud…

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    At the same time on the other side of the planet, Muhammad and his Ayyubid followers establish Cairo as the Holy City of Islam. On…

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    With precious new holdings in Crimea and Anatolia and nary the military to defend, let alone expand upon these acquisitions, Byzan…

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    UH-OH! IS IT FINALLY HAPPENING? A Maori Settler lands on the southern shores of Tasmania, right under the noses of the Australians…

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    We hit Turn 50, and Alberti, a Babylonian operative, compiles his data on worldwide production levels. Yakutia, Ethiopia, and The…

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    ...and Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Maori round out the bottom 3, seeming much more content to enjoy the South Asian beaches than w…

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    Tibet, finally prepared to found a Religion, realizes Buddhism was taken by the Burmese only 2 turns before. \"Well, screw Burma\"…

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    Hawaii seems content to play the isolation game, slowly expanding out of their initial archipelago into other nearby South Pacific…

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    A cold wind blows through the Blackfoot capital as the Inuit steadily march southward, founding Qamani'tuaq a snowball's throw awa…

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    With nowhere else to go, the Blackfoot claim fertile land in the Great Basin and California, blocking a Sioux settler at the last…

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    Texas is going hog-wild with Settlers, sending one unescorted up the mighty Missouri River, right towards the edges of Sioux land.…

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    An Irish Scout (!!!) and a Texan Warrior greet Buccaneer settlers to Florida with varying degrees of enthusiasm. Henry Morgan curr…

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    In South America, much of Tierra Del Fuego remains unclaimed as both Chile and Argentina produce settlers in hopes of changing tha…

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    In the Amazon, Argentina marches steadily North with the rainforest colony of Jujuy, while the Incans and Brazilians scramble into…

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    On Florida's Gulf Coast, the pirate stronghold of Petit-Goave is established; a wretched hive of scum and villainy where a handful…

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    Texas brazenly settles Corpus Christi right in Sitting Bull's neighborhood, and America founds Baltimore right across Lake Michiga…

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    The Yakuts, knowing full well how dangerous their neighbors can be with the slightest provocation, bide their time and simply gath…

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    Mr. Philippines is slowly shaping his homeland into a prosperous yet isolated archipelago, as Filipino settlers prepare for an ard…

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    Every major African player has a bunch of Settlers on the move, scrambling to draw the absolutely insane borders that will drive f…

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    An Ashanti Settler heads East, Moroccan warriors gather around Casablanca, Carthage is just like \"what's going on eh\", and Mali…

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    The Ayyubids expand into the hostile Western deserts, and Arabia seeks to fill in their peninsula at their own pace. A Finnish Sco…

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    Napoleonic and Nazi German forces whittle down the walls of Neapolis one brick at a time, surrounding 3 brave Roman Archers on all…

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    Sparta has acquired their unique unit! Hoplites, very powerful spearmen that differ slightly from the vanilla Greek Hoplites. Ho…

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    Attila, Timur, and Kuchum Khan drunkenly huddle around one another and compare each other's armies. Attila comes out on top becaus…

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    Having achieved absolutely nothing at all, Leonidas makes peace with Stalin, vowing to return another day, subtlely slipping a set…

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    THEY DID IT! PLAY OF THE YEAR, 3160 BC! The Maori have successfully established the city of Whang-dang-a-tara-tango on the island…

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    Iceland seeks to establish a Ring of Fire along the icy coasts of the North Atlantic and Arctic oceans, starting by rounding out G…

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    Pramakramayamahamamama I's holdings on the Indian subcontinent are pretty well-staffed with archers, warriors, and workers, and an…

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    Australia seems much more willing to settle inland than the Kimberley are, founding Adelaide in the desert, while Jandamarra overs…

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    Korea's Northern colonies of Jeonju and Daegu have grown exponentially since we last saw them, and now they have actual military u…

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    The Great American Clusterfuck is living up to its name that I may or may not be the first to use. I remember people talking about…

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    The shit hits the fan for the Ashanti, as Mansa Musa and Hannibal, formerly bitter rivals in the previous BR, work together to tak…

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    At around the same time Sparta got their Hoplites, Persia begins producing Immortals. Unfortunately, if we want to see a rematch,…

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    Napoleonic forces deliver the killing blow to Neapolis. Rome has no time to mourn the dead, as Frenchies continue to come in along…

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    The worthless Settler Brigades we saw in the Norwegian-Swedish war of Part 2 have reached their final destinations, with Norway fo…

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    Finland, used to having bad neighbors, sets up small squadrons of archers at key points on their border to keep an eye on Stalin a…

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    Sibir seems just as happy to turtle as the Yakuts are, but Afghanistan and Tibet are moving to entirely block them off from the Go…

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    Things look very uncertain in South Africa. Shaka still attempts to worm his way out of Kruger's grasp, and the Kongolese expand i…

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    And yet, a Boer Settler has a showdown with a band of Kongolese warriors and settlers in the Congo. Has his blitzing success in th…

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    Saladin settles Alexandria on the North African coast, just a little too close to Sparta for anyone's comfort. Sparta's borders st…

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    Caesar makes peace with Napoleon, knowing he is not prepared to retake Neapolis, and wanting to avoid further losses while still a…

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    Sweden secures Eidsvoll just as the tides turn and Norway gains the military edge. Seeing this, Gustavus hastily makes peace, forg…

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    Just across the Arctic Circle from the battlegrounds of Scandinavia, the Inuit expand east through Nunavut by founding Niaqunnguut…

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    Chile wins the race to Tierra Del Fuego with the settling of Valdivia, though a large space still remains mysteriously unclaimed b…

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    Oh, there it is. In the fucking Amazon Rainforest, where the aggressive yet strategic Brazilian settling of Fortaleza seems to hav…

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    An Australian Cargo Ship travels the Gold Coast, seemingly promoting peace between the Australians and Aborigines, but one must re…

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    Geez, look at Tibet and their insanely... vertical borders. They settled Bamda, Nagchuka, and Chamdo on the edges of the inhospita…

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    With the land between Chonqing and Tianjin unclaimed by Top Dog Mao for quite a long time, both Korea and Vietnam have settlers in…

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    The Black Circle is slowly coming to fruition in the Caribbean, with the pirate stronghold of Leogane in modern-day Maracaibo, Ven…

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    The gaps are quickly closing in North America, and any major expansion in the heartland will be drawn by the sword, not the pen. O…

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    Another Sioux settler heads north in the scramble for the Arctic. Worth noting is how the Inuit have barely expanded West of their…

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    The bloody fray in West Africa seems more of a bloody stalemate at this point in time, with Malian and Ashanti units smacking into…

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    While a Boer settler ventures dangerously north, it appears that Kruger at least has a carpet of archers and warriors to defend Pr…

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    A Canadian Trireme sails past an equally oblivious Icelandic Settler just over the hills from the ocean, seeking more prime Greenl…

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    THE HORDE DESCENDS UPON THE USSR! The Hunnic menace has awoken, and directed its initial primal fury at the dirty commies! Attila…

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    Vietnam goes for the steal, blocking the Korean Settler AND isolating Chonqing in one fell swoop! I don't expect Mao to let this s…

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    Horrific tales of man-eating Bunyips, man-eating Yowies, and various other man-eating wildlife of all sizes and varieties work per…

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    Leningrad falls to THE HORDE™! Half the population falls in battle, but the other half is slowly being slaughtered to the last man…

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    Tibet's luck has been pushed to its breaking point. The extremely aggressive founding of Rutog, only 4 tiles away from Karakorum,…

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    The rapidly-growing coastal city of Gyantse, blocked off from its homeland by a single Burmese/Afghan tile and with only a single…

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    Here come the InfoAddict stats for the end of this part! First up, in Population, The Mughals still maintain their top position, f…

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    Despite their effort to worm around the Boers, the Zulus are dead last in population. Israel follows, and surprisingly, given thei…

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    Yakutia maintains the lead with 14 technologies, narrowly followed by Argentina with 13, and then a massive tie for 12 including..…

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    And in the bottom, a 3-way tie between the Zulus, Champa, and Indonesia, with 9 each.

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    In Land Area, the Sioux and Inuit are precisely tied for the title, followed distantly by Canada, Afghanistan, and the Timurids.

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    On the bottom, Israel, Korea, and Rome are brothers in impotence.

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    In total number of cities, the Inuit take the lead with 9, with a 4-way tie for 2nd bringing together Canada, Australia, Tibet and…

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    Babylon? Come on, Sid Meier, that Submarine TOTALLY counts as a city. It's stationary and everyone in the civ lives in it, so what…