I'm playing as Germany and I'm currently in the middle of a nuke fest (that I initiated, mainly because France (Civ III AI not multi) trashed my reputation). My strategy basically is that most of the other civs have nukes and would respond in kind. I built a defense network so most nukes levied at me are shot down. Once some of the other civs responded, I knew the folks who were initially angry at me, would turn their ire at them. As a result, I have the backing of about half the civs and we are currently sending the others bac to the stone age. I do have one question: will I now have to basically go the distance in this war or will I be able to convince the other to sign treaties?