The " buffer-state " of modern diplomacy is of the same ineffectual type.
You have much to learn about diplomacy, little brother.
French became the language of diplomacy and international affairs.
Of Germany, using a diplomacy which corresponds to the lay character of the Third Crusade, had sought to prepare his way by embassies to the king of Hungary, the Eastern emperor and the sultan of Iconium.
Finding that diplomacy was of no avail to obtain the reparation from Castro that was demanded by their subjects, the three powers unwillingly had recourse to coercion.