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Diplomatic Correspondence from Civilization IV


Dear Montezuma,

I realize that as neighbors with relatively equal territory my notably high culture score creates some tension. In addition my modest army might seem like a tempting challenge, especially as our common neighbors such as Julius Caesar or Queen Elizabeth would present a clearly greater opponent for you.

Yet after fighting two short wars I thought you would have learned that I am a more than competent general. I know when and where to maneuver my troops to present you with the greatest challenge possible. Also I expected that you would have given up on directly attacking me after conclusion of the second war where I captured a fairly large city from you. I had hoped that taking a city would have sent a message that further conflict between us will only annoy me and cost your nation dearly.

I certainly understood why you would keep troops along our border after the second conflict where I gained the upper hand both economically and in terms of strategic territory. Yet even with troops on the border I was surprised when your troops crossed that border in clear violation of our peace treaty in an effort to retake your lost city.

Did you really think that I would just leave a couple archers in a recently captured city? Were you really surprised when you found nearly half of my total military forces holding that town? Did you really think that you could take a fortified city garrisoned by forces in at least an equal number to your striking forces?

In response to your latest incursions into my territory I can only respond:

IT’S ON $%#&#$ $#@&! I’VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR %@$#! YOU HAD BETTER RUN NOW BECAUSE I’M GOING TO GO BRONZE AGE ON YOUR &%$&!

Sincerely,

duxup
Supreme Leader of the Persian Empire