Nico Nico Nii!~
I've always had bad luck with adopting slavery. My cities would revolt way too often. :x
I usually go for a religion first, myself, and then go military if I fail to get Hinduism, Buddhism, or Judaism, because a religion is pretty much required to win on higher difficulties (you'll go bankrupt if you don't have the revenue a religion brings in from having it's holy building built).
And a quick 5 pic update:
Researching Civil Service for those macemen in the event of another war with my insane neighbor.
And I guess I'm quite a small civ by this world's standards. Well, in terms of land area, that is.
I don't give away freebies. >:(
And I've founded myself another city.
And we'll end this update with an awesome random event. ^_^
End Update 14.