A growing network of diplomatic contacts has drawn different cultures closer together than ever before. Embassies bring the representatives of far-flung places – and their interests – to foreign capitals, where they showcase unfamiliar customs and dazzle guests. Crazes for exotic food, art, and fashions crop up all over the world, and an especially popular trend is spreading through your cities and causing scandal. Some particularly vocal citizens insist that such imported influences should have no place among your people. Now all leaders must decide the proper reception for other cultures. What is your choice?
It seems we have been closed to the world for too long, for others have much to offer.
Our people’s interest in foreign affairs has gone far enough. We must now look inward.
This fad changes nothing. The vision that unites us shines brighter than any passing fancy!
External powers clearly have weight in the capital. A compelling reason to reinforce our defenses.
Two can play at this game. Let’s find out what kind of impact we can have beyond our borders.
Strength at home will lead to greater standing abroad. We will chart a middle path.