I can't remember the exact wording I used - but I was intending to mean ROP-raping. We're certainly far enough into the game that breaking a simple peace treaty is mostly harmless, and honestly I'm not sure how/why we were at peace anyhow - most of what I saw from the previous regime was a desire to destroy Korea, and so I did.Originally posted by Modo44
Snoopy. If you ask people not to break traties in a succession game, then don't do it yourself. There was an ongoing Peace Treaty with Korea, when you attacked them.
A general note. Now that we are a Democracy, War Weariness might get bad. We can't afford long wars anymore. For that matter, we can't afford many short ones either. Especially when we declare war.
Democracy I have to say I wouldn't have chosen - for precisely the reason you say. In a Huge Game, where we're not in the tech lead, I don't think we can win without fighting wars, and other nations (like the Celts, the English, and the French) aren't going to let us - all of the above-named nations declared war on us, not the other way around. I agree that being at war with all of them isn't a great situation; but it wasn't exactly optional. I personally wouldn't have given up nearly that much - refining particularly - but that's your call when you play, and the Celts are the one nation that could do us damage. (Fortunately by the end of my 10 turns they had not done anything, but I'm sure they had something up their sleeves.)
Fast wars, as you say, are definitely the way to go - with small nations, a quick war of conquest waged with a huge force is the way to go, something that in 5 or less turns can take the entire nation (or enough that we can make a debilitating peace).
With a large nation, like the Celts, if we decide to wage war with them (rather than just staying on the defensive) we should take (and even raze!) a few major cities, enough to seriously damage their ability to wage war on us, and then sue for peace (usually for free at that point, or cheaply).
Don't forget, although the AI gets free unit support and whatnot, we have a far superior production base than they do, and can quickly produce a lot of units. And, since this is a AU mod game, if I'm not mistaken there's greater (as in nonzero) free unit support in democracy than there is in the normal game, so we can support a larger army than otherwise. (Correct me if i'm wrong, this is one of those areas i'm not as familiar with.)
So who's next anyhow - Paddy? Makahlua?