I was going to title this thread "look Ma, no city states." Because I was on a large continent with no one but Egypt. I mean no one, not a single city state. The other civs were shoehorned into a couple of near-islands, and there was one (1) city state on the entire map. I carefully looked over the foreign cities when I found them, and none of them were conquered city states. I really thought the map generator had suffered some sort of complete failure, leaving them out. It takes a surprising amount out of the game, when they're absent.