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    And obviously, the eventual winner came first in the Final Performance Rankings. The South Americans weren’t predicted to do much…

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    The presumed victors for much of the game, it almost doesn’t feel right that Paul Kruger never quite conquered a whole continent t…

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    Admirable. Entertaining. Frightening. All perfectly valid words to describe the Inuit’s conquest of North America and beyond. It w…

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    In another case of a civ probably being chosen to fill up a gap, Sibir filled a little bit more than we expected. After their perf…

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    Two votes away from fourth place, the civ that will most likely die last. Australia, despite some disastrous military campaigns, c…

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    Beating Iceland by a margin of almost ninety votes, we have the Trung Sisters. The fact that a civ like Vietnam can finish as low…

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    Not many of us expected much of Iceland in the beginning, but settling the whole of Greenland to themselves was a pretty smart mov…

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    Sweden didn’t take much time to prove they weren’t the 60th-best team, as predicted in the initial rankings. At the start we were…

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    From an island start, to securing land on four continents. What a journey the Buccs had. I felt genuine sadness when they left the…

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    Predicted by part 2 to be the first civ to bite the dust, Korea managed to survive all the way to the grand finale. Not just survi…

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    Missing out on the top ten by two votes (don’t worry, it’s not like your vote would have made a difference), Finland were the ulti…

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    The Blackfoot spent most of the tournament being “the civ that will lose to the Inuit one day”. But bloody hell, the Blackfoot got…

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    Sparta had quite a ride in this tournament, showing themselves early to take no prisoners and devastating most of their neighbours…

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    Although finishing on the losing side, being second on a continent with the Boers is no bad thing. I’m glad Ethiopia have been ran…

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    Oh, what could have been. We knew from the beginning that the winner between Jandamarra and Henry Parkes would have a bloody good…

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    How to Yakutia: Get put in the tournament as a space filler, because no major civilisation in world history lived in the same are…

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    In 17th place, the first of our former #1 civs. Canada seemed so promising, and are a large reason why Final Performance Rankings…

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    Sometimes you can finish in the top twenty and still have a community disappointed with your performance. This happened to Genghis…

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    In another example of the early game going extremely well, there were some who believed the final North American showdown would be…

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    Despite a big early empire, people’s hopes for Mexico were lowered by this hilariously inept invasion of the largely undefended Te…

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    Armenia and Sri Lanka perhaps had similar performances: not being particularly strong but surviving into the endgame anyway. In Ar…

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