I had an idea for an expansion civic: autonomy. With this civic you can grant a city or a specific group of cities autonomy, or limited sovereignty while still being loyal to you. You can name the autonomous group and set a particular strategy for it, such as making war preperations, expanding, or trying to increase research output. The cities in the group will then automate itself, building buildings and training units in line with its outlined strategy. The autonomous cities will then be able to make diplomatic contact with other civs and even wage war using their new units. You can choose to intervene in the city, though this makes the citizens resent you. The more you intervene in an autonomous city the more the resentment builds up. Also, due to the autonomy they've been granted citizens in a city are more likely to break away from their mother nation and form independent cities. Pros: Cuts down on maintnence costs, still recieve resources from them, easier to manage large empires Cons: Lose some resources from them, citizens get angry if you bother them, more likely to declare independence in bad times What do you think? Could anyone do this? I know it seems pretty ambitious but seems like it would be a fun civic.