For many Centuries was Rome plagued with backwardsness and distress due to the presence on our continent of evil barbarians. But through the grace of the magnificent Sioux we have grown mightily these past years. Our generous allies offered us all techs they understood, but great
caesar in wisdom declined much of the knowledge. Too much knowledge too quickly can cause the minds of wisemen to grow stagnant. Therefore we declined this knowledge for the time being to keep our wiemen productive. And we. even in our ignorance, have already contributed somewhat to the body of knowledge shared by our great alliance.
But it seems that a new threat has come upon the Roman people. In a recent time our allies exchanged maps with us, which revealed two Fountina cities upon our land to the north. Rather than act out of fear and suspicion, however, we sought peace with the Fountinians, and to set in stone our border. Our last act was to make a jesture of peace to the Fountinians, welcoming them to the Roman continent. For although the Fountinians had continents of their own, we fealt that we could live in peace with them on our homeland. However, further expansion on Roman lands would cause us disadvantage. We now see that Empress has given one of her cities to Texas. This does not distress us, as we wish to live also in peace with Texas. What does distress us is that the texans have now laid claim to more of our land, in spite of having vast regions open to them on their own continent which they also claim. Were it not for the evil barbarians all of the land of Rome would already be settled. We have no problem with Texas expanding further upon the continent of Rome, but only if Texas also agrees to give an equal ammount of land to Rome on the continent of Texas.
Rome did not seek hostility towards Texas in joining the Naciones Federailzados Unidos. Only friendship and help. For this great organization is about peace, not war. Had we desired war, and sought the destruction of Texas, then Empress would now also be a member of our alliance. But in wisdom, to avoid such an imbalance that would inevitibly lead to war we declined her request for membership, but asked for friendship. And how does texas repay us? By breathing out threats. But alas, no harm is yet done. Rome will respect the right of the former Empress city "of the Moon" (we know not what it is now called, and it baffles us that the city exchange took place without our knowledge) provided that Texas expands no further upon our lands, or offers lteir lands in exchange of what they take.