The warlord of Poughkeepsie city-state wanted to conquer Moscow from the west although Poughkeepsie shares no border with it. For that end had declared war on Afghanistan, persuaded by a visitor who was disguised as Alexander the Great. Anyway, the declaration of war has driven the populace of the village into a mlitaristic frenzy threatening to spill over into adjoining regions.
His servants attempted to dissuade him from the war, disguising themselves as General Lee or Marcel Frambeaux. Eventually the Superhero League of Hoboken came and the Crimson Tape talked to him disguised as George Washington. The warlord then started helping Benjamn Franklin founding a postal system. Later he declared himself Postmaster General and announced an 800% increase in postage rates (despite that the national postal system hasn't been operating for a century).