Ok I just beat the game via Cultural Victory after having done so with Space and Domination. My question is can you win a Diplomatic Victory agianst the AI? I have gotten within 300 or so votes of winning before and that was with playing totally non-agressively (my first attempt at a cultural victory) but usually I never even come that close.
Is there some way to bribe or cajole another nation into voting for you? It seems oddly random now as sometimes I have nations that are pleased with me abstain or vote agianst me and sometimes nations who are only neutral will vote for me.