I'm trying something new and not using Montezuma for a cultural victory though sacrifices, though I always seem to get a conquest first, and went Venice with their good trade and MoV unit.
So right after I get my first MoV the Egyptians "Volunteered" their road network, (as well as their capital, wonders, resources, cites, etc), to connect my capital to my new puppet. Unfortunately polynesia, being ever the social butterfly, has meet every civ and through the world congress has complicated the political stage. My issue is that France, right next door, has been building wonders for me, but I worry I will be labeled a Warmonger if I claim them.
So now I'm thinking about effective ways to run a proxy war. I's it possible to bribe France to declare war on a City State and then prop up the CS to win? That way, with my next MoV I could puppet New France and claim my wonders.
Are their any strategies out there like this?