Does anyone know how much effect does an active trade or gift have on the likelyhood the AI will attack you? The situation is I had a city on a small island with Germany(who is polite with me). My city is guarded by a spearman which I can upgrade to a musketman next turn when I get my barrack. But Germany attacked me the turn before my barrack is done. So I loaded the game and offered them 200gpt for their 300 gold lump sum. I was hoping that the fact that they are getting 200gpt from me would stop them from attacking me, but it didn't. I don't see any strategic advantage of them attacking me for that one city and losing 200gpt, but they attacked anyways. Is there any way to prevent them from attacking?