What is a Continent?
Most commonly people identify North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Antarctica as separate continents.
But why each gets to be a continent is unusual and in its nature political.
As an example in Colombia all students are taught that there is no such thing as North and South America that it is one continent, America.
The actual divider for North and South is the Panana Canal… which is man made.
Worst yet is the whole Eurasia controversy in which case you have a single continent that is so freaking big that it is divided among cultural lines. If you are south of the Ural Mountain Chain you are Asian, if you are North you are European. But even this Eurocentric view gets worse when you consider that still connected to Asia is Africa.
And yet Africa has always been considered to be a separate continent and in recent years the dividing line has been the Suez Canal.
But what of this Euro centric view of a non-existent Afro Eurasia?
Well China has roughly the land mass of Europe (excluding Russia) and so does Canada, America, and Russia. Yet these land masses are not called “continents” in their own right. All the while Australia, gets to be its own continent of which some people have decided to call it “Oceania” because Australia gets to break the rule of giant single land masses by also including all surrounding islands.
In the end continents are culturally contrived borders used to lock outsiders out of Europe. Even the EU controversy focuses around Turkey’s membership in the EU only for the sake that it is half Asian… realistically Europe just wants to lock out those foreign ideas.
This achievement is quite simple. Set the map to continents, settler, quick game, and standard map.
Don’t rush any technology directly, you will want to have Knights and Trebuchets as a minimum for doing this.
Once you have Optics you can move your forces over seas to the east or west (whichever is closest). Once you find a land mass find a City-State to pick on. You will be able to manuever your forces into his base and position them for an attack. When the time is right spring the trap and take the city in one turn.
Make sure that this city state isn’t on a tiny island. Remember it has to be a continent, not an island.