- Tribute penalty removed.
Since the rise of the first great civilizations, ambassadors have been useful as communicators between rulers and other countries. Because communication was limited usually by the speed of a horse or ship, it was clearly useful to have representatives present who could provide guidance on the wishes and policies of neighboring countries. An important function of ambassadors was to negotiate agreements regarding trade, peace, border disputes, loans, and tribute.
|Common Market technologies|
|Ambassadors | Tax Collectors | Coinage|