I am the Egyptians and have been attacked by the Germans. I tempt the Babylonians to join in the fight against the Germans with some nice trade and gold deals. Eventually, after a long war, I make peace with the Germans. Many, many years later I go to the Persians to make a deal and am told, "Not after the way you treated Babylon". Huh?? Am I getting blamed for making a peace? What else was I supposed to do, fight on indefintely until and if Babylon made peace??