For laughs, I fired up a Prince game to see if anything had changed.
As always, every civilization was outraged at my failure to satisfy their ridiculous goals by 2500 BC. No, Trajan, I can’t even build my first settler yet, much less make a big enough empire to make you happy. I’m just as likely to have built an encampment by then or deployed spies or whatever damn thing it may be. And as always, two random civilizations declared an irrational war on me in early BC times when I wasn’t even adjacent to either of them, I suppose because the game randomly decided I should be forced to deal with a military “challenge” at that point, because even their primitive AI should have realized there was no point in a war. And later, as always, when I declared one little war with a painfully acquired casus belli, every other civilization instantly denounced me and followed up by begging for ludicrously bad trade deals. Come on, now. This isn’t diplomacy, even by Trump standards.