Bamspeedy Im rather late to see this article but it is fabulous. Its so good that I think its exploitative to know so much. For example the 100g donations in 10 g increments is a little unfair to know. I infer one very, very important thing from here and it fits into my experience so far. The breaking of an agreement is ignored by the civs fighting with the civ that you have broke the trade with. Your ROP betrayal is disregarded by any current enemies of the civ that you betrayed. This would mean a lot e.g. to allow gpt trading with your stained rep. Example (not tested): I ROP betray the Germans but not finish them instead contain them in a small tundra-ville surrounded by my troops. My rep is stained and I suffer the consequences. But I really need to get Sci Method to get ToE. Japan has it so I declare war to Germany, bring Japan in with a lump sum payment (should be small as Germany is very little and weak. Bingo! I can trade gpt with Japan who now is glad that I betrayed the hatred Germans. I make sure that no Japanese sets foot on the German soil so that I can do the thing again later. Anyone care to test this (I dont have time)?