In my current game I am playing as the Greeks. It is my first monarch game and I am sandwiched between Monte, Louis, and Saladin. Monte declared war on me early presumably because I was expanding a lot without building much military. While fighting him, Louis declared war and attacked from the other side. I grabbed one of Monte's cities and went to peace so I could focus on Louis. While fighting Louis, Saladin declared war on me. So I grabbed one of Louis's cities and went to peace. While fighting Saladin, Monte declared war on me again! I razed one of Saladin's cities, but no peace yet. I have good relations with America and England, but I am behind them in tech so I can't buy help. I am building so many units for war I can't improve my cities very much. Is this typical for monarch level? Is it the close borders that is causing all the DOWs, or do you think the AI thinks my cities are easy pickings (usually 2 defenders max on peaceful fronts) when I am attacking another civ?