You don't have to be a warmonger to win the game, however that doesn't mean that you can neglect your military completely. If you allow yourself to get too weak, then other civs will come knocking. But that doesn't mean you need to go out of your way to beat up on your neighbours either.Originally posted by RevMunky
I think im just hoping some veteran will post and reassure me that a culture strategy also works without having to build an armada
That said, there's still an advantage to being a warmonger. A large part of your final score is based on the amount of territory you control and how much population you have in your empire. The best way to get those is still through conquest.