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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6qi393Z7L8&feature=related "Baba Yetu", the opening theme to Civilization IV]] is perhaps the most heartwarming and hopeful opening theme to a war-game ever. The lyrics are [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} The Lord's Prayer]], translated into Swahili.
* Any of your cities celebrating "We Love The King Day" if you manage to keep them well-fed and happy enough.
* The gentle, beautiful video that plays in Civ 2 when you [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15S0lInhHAA discover the cure for cancer]].
* When you have "Complete Kills" on (requiring every unit as well as city to be destroyed before a Civilization is gone) and take every city of a civ, leaving [[Main/TheRemnant just a few crippled units as all that's left of it in the world]]...and [[BackFromTheBrink giving them a city]].
* Bringing a civ back from the dead by liberating them - from then on, they become near-permanent allies in gratitude.
* Optimism was a key focus in ''V'', but it's the opening to ''Brave New World'' that takes the cake, talking about humanity harnessing technology and arts to improve themselves, and of us putting aside differences to overcome challenges like wars and ambitious evil men. It's these kind of touches that brings tears to the anthrophiles among us.

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