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Initiating contact[]

How can a human initiate diplomatic contact or break a treaty? — Robin Patterson (Talk) 12:11, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

I found out part of the answer. F9 shows the nations you have contact with, and the picture at top right is clickable despite having no hint of that when you hover. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 14:40, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Since this is something hard to find, I added a note about finding it in both the HOWTO and Tutorial. As an aside, is there any way to add the tutorial here? The tutorial only makes sense if we have a tutorial map, and I don’t know how to add the tutorial map as a file. Strenholme 06:07, December 16, 2009 (UTC)
Any text can be added to this wiki, preferably one page per item. See FreeCol user manual for how a tutorial or manual might have links between its pages. — Robin Patterson (Talk) 13:05, December 19, 2009 (UTC)

Breaking a treaty[]

Click the icon that shows a document being burned.

If that's ending friendship, your reputation will drop (which may or may not have any practical effect) and - maybe more important - you will not be able to initiate or break another treaty with that nation (e.g. declaring war) in the next three turns.

An exception to the penalty is if you initiate contact with a friend but find that the nation is in anarchy. You may then end the friendship without penalty if you click acceptance of the invitation to end the friendship. (The nation may recover very soon and seek renewal of the friendship. If you know enough about them and have little or nothing to gain from swapping advances and may want to invade their territory eventually, you can decline so that the eventual declaration of war earns you only one penalty without the additional penalty from breaking the friendship.)

Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:12, December 9, 2010 (UTC)

Take care how you end negotiations[]

If you use the "X" to end negotiations, the game will appear to lock up. Check the octagon in the bottom-right: hovering over it will probably show a suggestion that you return to negotiations. Click it to do that. Then hit the OK button this time! — Robin Patterson (Talk) 04:12, December 9, 2010 (UTC)