I have been practicing a lot about being proactive in the early game about securing my own city locations forcefully, but i have been neglecting the diplomatic part of my game, so i rarely get allies and only when the ai offers because they are super friendly. 1. What are the benefits having positive relations with other Civs? This includes research agreements, defensive pacts, trade partners, world congress support. What else am I missing? 2. What do you do proactively in your games to make lasting beneficial relationships in your games? 3. What specific tips do you have for making allies when you are: a) playing peacefully b) warmongering or c) in between?