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    Cool What do you do when Britain is off of the spot?

    What do you do when you knock Britain off the top spot and/or off the great powers list?

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    Do the same to others.
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    Get London.

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    Start to try to knock USA of the top of the list.

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    There's no real need, USA is fairly clumsy lately, I guess that's the migration nerf in action... The real annoyance comes from Russia or Austria suddenly succeeding in educating their population creating a massive score blob with 5 mil craftsmen and 5 million soldiers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by delra View Post
    There's no real need, USA is fairly clumsy lately, I guess that's the migration nerf in action... The real annoyance comes from Russia or Austria suddenly succeeding in educating their population creating a massive score blob with 5 mil craftsmen and 5 million soldiers.
    Thats good. Pre 2.31 USA became a monster about 1920. I had to spend 30-40millions £ on Dreadnaughts to win back my Nr1 spot again.

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    Well, once you take the #1 spot, you still have to keep it. If you are not one of the top 3 most populated countries in the world (with plenty of POPs in states), it can be a challenge. My last game as the Netherlands saw me buying around 700 dreadnoughts to keep my lead on the UK. I'd have gone to war with them, but they and Russia were my allies and the only reason GP China wasn't overrunning me in Dutch Guangxi with 1600 brigades.
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    DREADNOUGHT SPAAAAM. Seriously, works like a charm. I really haven't found a surefire way to do it otherwise yet, since GB gets a MASSIVE advantage in population (and hence army and industry) and usually just runs off with the industry and army rankings and hangs up there in the prestige rankings.

    EDIT: Oh wait, I thought this was about GETTING Britain off the spot, not what you do once they already ARE off. Still, DREADNOUGHT SPAAAAM. Need to keep that spot, after all. Plus, it seems to intimidate the AI. Causes me to bleed money during wartime, but that's only a minor problem if the only wars I'm in are wars I declare myself.
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    On my France PDM game, the UK suffered from a bout of Jacobin rebellions so they have about half my total score. Although I didn't dreadnought spam but Prestige spammed instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangeroustom View Post
    On my France PDM game, the UK suffered from a bout of Jacobin rebellions so they have about half my total score. Although I didn't dreadnought spam but Prestige spammed instead.
    How do you Prestige spam? Tried that in my last game as Brazil but after building all the culture techs it really didn't take off much. This is before I realised Dreadnought spam existed with Korea and Johore as top spots 6-7 respectively.
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    Culture techs, Colonize, Go to the poles, join the Olympics, get egyptian mummies, humiliate ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiggs713 View Post
    Culture techs, Colonize, Go to the poles, join the Olympics, get egyptian mummies, humiliate ect.
    PDM also has a prestige bonus for outlawing slavery, being the highest industrial power and the govt techs IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by synthshadow View Post
    How do you Prestige spam? Tried that in my last game as Brazil but after building all the culture techs it really didn't take off much. This is before I realised Dreadnought spam existed with Korea and Johore as top spots 6-7 respectively.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiggs713 View Post
    Culture techs, Colonize, Go to the poles, join the Olympics, get egyptian mummies, humiliate ect.
    Just thought of this, another way to culture spam is by constant warring, and make sure you will it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiggs713 View Post
    Culture techs, Colonize, Go to the poles, join the Olympics, get egyptian mummies, humiliate ect.
    How do you make sure you get to the poles first and that you get the mummies before anyone else and win the Olympics. I thought it was all random

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    How can you make sure that you get those before everyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teak II View Post
    How can you make sure that you get those before everyone else?
    I thought the events are written to favour the player?

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    I browsed the Nile and Poles events, and they don't seem to favor humans or AI directly (i.e. humans get better odds on things firing). However, the AI has a 40% chance to refuse to send additional expeditions, giving the human player an edge through perseverance.

    Basically, if you keep sending expeditions for the Nile and Poles, you will discover most of them.

    Mummies and Egypt are a whole other thing. Even spamming Nationalism and Imperialism early only sometimes gets me Tut's tomb. But since you will still probably get things like regular mummies discovered, the RPs and prestige are good to have.
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    Now I'm not sure, but aren't the NP, SP etc. events just available to GPs? All I know is that I managed to nab at least one pole in all my three games I played so far, even in my latest Brazil game where I went GP only around 1890. Never got Tut's Tomb though. Bloody Bavaria did it first in my last game.

    That, and for some reason, I got like three Nobel prizes within the span of a month. Brazil must have swept that year's awards.

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    I think if you take Luxor off the Egyptians then you will be the only one who gets to conduct excavations, which in turn means you are the only one who is able to find mummies, Tutankhamen included.
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