What happened to entrusting these decisions to the DP was that after the Aztec War started, donsig went and signed an alliance with the Greeks without doing two things: consulting Zarn (who WAS present at the chat and FA Leader) or taking it to the forums. There was NO REASON for that to have happened. Regardless of the informed state of the DP, things can easily go wrong. PS: I'm writing this without looking at the archives, so maybe the Greeks offered US the alliance, in which case my point about "taking it to the forums" is invalid. Regardless, Zarn should have gotten a chance to give his input.