For a game that supposedly tries to adhere to reality as much as possible, down to the tiniest little detail, I fail to understand why Civ III is sometimes so irrational. Every single other civ in the world just declared every type of war on me, and for no ostensible reason! The first to attack were the Persians, who are basically marauding murderers who killed the Zulu just for greed. Then every signed MPPs, alliances, and trade embargos against me, with PERSIA!! This would like if every country in the world joined the Nazis in WWII. Christ! Anyway, can anybody explain why this happened and what I can do about it? I'm the Japanese, and I'm squished on one continent with the Chinese, Romans, Egyptians, and Indians. People are attacking from all sides. P.S. Why isn't there a difficulty level between Chieftain and Warlord? Warlord is infinitely more difficult.