This post was written on a horse, while reading about Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary.
I understand Americans learn very little of Eastern Europe, so I don’t hold it against Civilization 5 for making Budapest a city-state instead of an actual civilization. Sure sure, it hurts, but Americans get such lousy education these days I can’t expect the Firaxis team to know that Hungary is one of the oldest and best countries in Europe.
What I absolutely cannot dismiss, for its outright heart-piercing egregious nature, is the kind of city-state Budapest is: …militaristic. How is it that Bucharest, of Romania, is a “cultured city”, but Budapest is not? What has Bucharest contributed to the world?