Many years later…

Consul Oda Nabunaga: “Alright agent Kawashima, for your next assignment we’ll require you in St. Petersburg. As usual, gather whatever intelligence you can on Russia’s technologies and see if you can steal one. Can you do this relatively quickly?”

Agent Kawashima: “Yes sir, shouldn’t take too long.”

Typical conversation in my empire

Consul Oda Nabunaga: “For our next grand wonders we shall construct the Parthenon! the Grand Library! And the Oracle! Engineers! Where will be the best location to construct such great monuments?”

Civil Engineer #1: “The Oracle would be best built out in the ocean!”

Civil Engineer #2: “The Parthenon should be out out in the ocean too! Not as far, but still pretty inaccessible.”

Civil Engineer #3: “The Grand Library should be built half way down a hill partly on a river! But only one wing of it should sit over the river! Oh and about a third of the courtyard should be on the river too!”

Consul Oda Nabunaga: “I really should’ve researched the engineering technology before I hired you guys…”