Well I was playing in my first game with the new patch as Rome. Everything was going well I had about 5 cities at turn 100 all with pretty good locations. I make a declaration of Friendship with Germany who is to my west, he had been spamming cities and building up his military. Ethiopia to my south was spreading their religion pretty early and it was actually getting quite annoying as he converted 2 of my cities and most of the German cities. Everyone on the continent (England, Egypt, Songhai, Spain) starts to hate on Germany as he steamrolls over Ethiopia; Egypt who has been bi-polar the whole game asks for a dec of friendship one turn after yelling at me for being friends with Germany, I decline as to not anger everyone else. So about 20 turn latter both Germany and Egypt build up a military around my north and south border. I start to panic as I just spent about 700 gold on religious building in my smaller cities in order to build the grand temple to get rid of the Ethiopian religion. Both DOW on me on the same turn even though I had an active dec of friendship with Germany and had a military about the same size as Egypt. All my defensive(2 for each border) composite bowmen get taken out on the first turn after the DOWs. The northern city gets taken on the second turn of war; meanwhile Germany has about 5 catapults and a handful of Landsknecht and knights. Egypt has 5 war chariots and 3 pikes. So my question is do Declarations of Frienships mean anything anymore? Germany declared war on me with an active dec; Egypt offered at least twice in the 60 turns before the DOW. Is it just a by chance that Germany is being weird or is this the way the AI is going to be?