Hey all, I am a novice Civ3 player, mostly playing C3C. When I am conquering someone usually their cities have few population left in them due to my bombing, so instead of keeping them, I nuke them and then abandon them, and as my foes usually do ICS this leaves a polluted buffer between me and my foes. Obviously I keep the good cities, but the pop1's with low level buildings go kerblewie. My reasoning behind this is that they will have to clear it up if they want to rebuild cities there, as I usually only go to war to keep my foes down, rather than for victory, thus I wont be expanding into the area. Thanks!