When we Civ 1 players read the word 'diplomacy' we instinctively think of the sneaky diplomat unit, king of the bribes and revolt inciter extraordinaire... But. Is there any way to accomplish genuine diplomacy with the Civ 1 AI? It feels like you can completely ignore the other civilizations, pay their tribute demands, exchange tech with them... and they will still attack you. Not only that, but every peace treaty is broken by them within a few turns - and yet they keep demanding to talk to you to make useless peace treaties yet again. Now, I know the consensus on this forum is: wage war, wage it often, beat your enemies into submission with chariots and armor and win by conquest. Spaceships are for wimps. But. Is the game deliberately rigged in a way that makes war inevitable or is there something I'm missing? Is it truly impossible to lead a peaceful life in Civ 1?