I have a question raised by reading another thread of this forum. I always play Civilization choosing 7 civs and I know that to trigger the split of a large empire, I need to capture the capital city AND there must be one empty slot for the new civ (i.e. at least one of the initial civs must have been extinguished). I was wondering if that condition is also necessary when playing with less than 7 civs. For example, in a game with just 3 civs you get a 4th civ by capturing the capital city of your rival even if none of the 3 civs has been eliminated?