Nick Horth, Thunderbolt writes:
The modern era is the worst section of a Civilisation game. Everyone knows this. After a few thousand years of stabbing, shooting and bombing each other, the world’s great powers settle down into a relative lull. Since most of the land powers by now have sprawling empires with thousands of workers and smoke-belching factories farting out tanks and jet planes by the gazillion, military victories are so headache-inducingly complicated that it’s a lot simpler to try and claim a technological or diplomatic victory instead.