Civilization V: The Swedish Saga, part 3 (1702 A.D. to 1868 A.D.)
1861 A.D.: The Celts and the Swedes enter a research agreement. The Danes and the Austrians follow with an agreement of their own. This makes Sweden nervous, as they are the two Treaty signatories that like the Swedes the least.
Later in the year, Rome and Russia make peace (although Rome continues to denounce the Russians), leaving the Romans to focus on the Greek problem.
1867 A.D.: England withdraws from the Treaty of Vienna and declares war on France.
Sweden and Rome sign a research agreement.
1868 A.D.: Swedish scientists invent the Radio, propelling Sweden into the Modern Age.
Wow, considering the first four eras were so uneventful I had to combine them into two posts, a ton has happened during my years of industrialization. Germany is gone, and France, it seems, will soon go the same way. Greece is only getting stronger, as its alliance with Russia creates a united Southern front that all the world fears. The Celts have become my most loyal allies, with Rome and Spain supporting me for the most part. Denmark and Austria are caught in the middle of North and South, seemingly hoping to defy both and stand alone.
World war seems inevitable. Check back next week as I take to the skies, and look beyond!