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Although the Tibet we all remember is the one in this picture, there was a time when they were a decent empire. More ambitious than any of us could have expected, they kept settling cities in the faces of bigger civs, even settling next to Finnish homeland after they had otherwise become a city state.

Their Performance Ranking may be eight places below their chronological finish, but their influence over the game was much bigger than some might think. Even though they spent most of their days being the eye in the Vietnamese dragon – the Lesotho of the CBR world – their eventual death was the event which sparked the beginning of the end. Once they were gone and the remaining civs ganged up on Vietnam, all hell broke loose across the cylinder and the tournament never calmed down again.