@alias Did you try bribing them to go after someone else? For me it worked like a charm. I was surrounded by Roman cities, dozens of Roman battleships and carriers were going back and forth just outside my naval borders (while I had frigates & caravels), plus they had up to 6 planes in many cities long before I had even researched flight. I did try to keep up militarily (had atillery while they still had cannons), but still Rome was like 10x my military strength. I'm not sure I could have defended myself if they had seriously invaded me. I mean, my 3 main cities were coastal and with their navy alone, they could have taken them in a couple turns (of course AI may be too stupid for this but you never know). What I did was just pay them 5gpt or so (yeah, really cheap) to attack India and later Indonesia. For some reason they never went after me, I guess they jsut don't like to fight multiple wars at once.