GO TO JAPAN!
Artist: Shohei Otomo
Joshua is right on the first one, and someone right on the last one. For the last level, your knowledge goes up because you have so many workers working together and gossiping (but because there are more workers, they also produce more commodities).
Actually, Joshua got the second one right too! Well done.
Woohoo! That's the sign of a well-implemented theme, I think. If I can just make something up and it even comes close to the designer's intent... We do enjoy some storytelling while we play Euphoria for this very reason.
Thanks, Jamey - great game.