I have 2 questions regarding the diplomacy strategy card.
1. Let's say Player A uses the diplomacy card on his home system. After every player places a command token in Player A's home system, can Player B use the warfare card to remove his command token from A's home system? Personally I don't think so, but the card states that B can remove any token from the board.
2. The other scenario involves the promissory notes. Player C gives his 'award a victory point' promissory note to Player D. The promissory note says that D will lose the note and the victory point if he activates a system with C's ships in it. If C uses the diplomacy card on his system that has his ships, does D lose the note and victory point after placing his command token there?
1. Yes, he can. After the token is placed and the action is over, the game has no "memory" of how the token was placed.
2. No, he doesn't. "Activate" refers specifically to the first step of the tactical action.