You have ruled your people well. Under your reign, your empire's culture has flourished greatly: rapid advances in science, engineering, and the arts mean that people all over the world are reading your people's books, arguing using your people's philosophical theories – even fighting with weapons your people invented. Amidst this heady time of learning and optimism, you receive an envoy from one of your neighboring powers, who beg you to send a small delegate of thinkers, artists, and craftsmen to stimulate cultural growth in their empire. Do you consent?
Share your magnificence. All are welcome to bask in the glory of this movement!
Respectfully decline. Your skilled men and women are needed at home for a greater calling.
You are happy to do so, for a slight remuneration.