I Think You’re An Ignorant Savage and New Social Policies (2620 BC – 1960 BC / 3280 BC)

Civilization V - against Dave - Meeting the Egyptians
Civilization V – against Dave – Meeting the Egyptians

A bearded leader of some so-called civilization met with our Beneficent Empress, Wu Zetian. At the time we did not know where his cities lay.

Civilization V - against Dave - Fighting Barbarians at the Gates - 2620 BC
Civilization V – against Dave – Fighting Barbarians at the Gates – 2620 BC

Savages attempted to attack Beijing, but we destroyed them by bombarding them from the city gates. We shall soon have to send an army to destroy their camp.

Civilization V - against Dave - Founding Shanghai - 2440 BC
Civilization V – against Dave – Founding Shanghai – 2440 BC

We finally finished organizing the group of citizens who would set off and found a new city for the glory of our glorious empire. The borders of our Empire continue to cover more land and civilize more of the world.

Civilization V - against Dave - Digging the first farm - 2380 BC
Civilization V – against Dave – Digging the first farm – 2380 BC

Our philosophers came up with the idea of something called a “farm”. They assure us this will allow us to bring in more food to allow the empire to grow more quickly.

Civilization V - against Dave - Discovering the Egyptian Borders - 2080 BC
Civilization V – against Dave – Discovering the Egyptian Borders – 2080 BC

Our scouts reported back that they had found the borders of this so-called Egyptian empire. We shall see if they continue to encroach on our goddess-given land and if they need to learn the error of their ways.

Civilization V - against Dave - New Social Policy 1960 BC
Civilization V – against Dave – New Social Policy 1960 BC

Finally, our social philosophers came up with a new idea for governing the Empire, Republic. By created a senate and allowing the people to provide advice to our Empress, they have become more productive. Our philosophers explain this is because, in believing they have a say in government and a stake in the empire, they work harder. This pleases the Empress.

Civilization V - against Dan and Dave - First Social Policy - 3280 BC
Civilization V – against Dan and Dave – First Social Policy – 3280 BC

In the alternate universe, the Chinese Empire decided to pursue the idea of Liberty as it tends to make for more productive citizens.

Author: Eric Mesa

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