At the moment I am on a fairly big continent, playing as Rome on Noble, with my only continental neighbors being the French and Incas. Well, once I got my iron resource hooked up, the ol' French took quite a beating from my Praetorians. Even though my army was more advanced then theirs, it took quite a while for me to make my way to Paris, which I now own. Now the French have two cities left. So, my fellow Civ generals, here are two questions which popped up during this game: 1) are there any benefits to leaving the French alive with two cities? Would that help me later on in the game? or should I just push them into the ocean? 2) is it bad for your society too be at war for TOO long? What I worry about is while I'm building all these soilders and cats, the other AIs are building city improvements that will advance their soceity way beyond mine. Is it better to just have a series of quick, small wars with breaks in between? Thanks for any advice!