Just had Theodora offer me 131 per turn in exchange for declaring war on Sweden; both Byzantine and Sweden were halfway across the world from me. (Her income was about 200 per turn, for reference.) I agreed, did not engage Sweden at all, and used the sweet, sweet to jump-start some buildings and units at home. Maybe I'm missing something, but seems like either this should be fixed, or Declare War / Make Peace should just be eliminated from the trade window. Do bribing the AI into waging war or being bribed by the AI into waging war actually add any strategic depth to the game?