Winter, 1993 A.D.: Wise economic policies lead to a Norse Golden Age.
Well, it's been a long time since I had one of these. My strategy has been too focused on other resources to worry much about happiness, and I've generally been running at either a very small deficit or a very small surplus. It couldn't come at a better time, though. This will allow me to drop tons of gold on production buildings.
The NDU and Russia enter into a research agreement focused on interstellar exploration.
1994 A.D.: Greece constructs the Pentagon.
This will greatly reduce the cost for Greece to upgrade its military units, so maybe it won't be trying to joust my machine gun nests to death when we go to war again.
1995 A.D.: Norse scientists make great breakthroughs in environmental science and green energy.
This will let me build solar power plants, as well as the culture bomb that is the Sydney Opera House wonder.