The colony concept is one that fascinates me the most in this game, but I haven't gotten to it yet and I want to find it if I'm in for a let down. When you set cities as colonies and they become a vassal state of yours, do you get to name the new civ or does it just pick one randomly? For instance, if I, playing the Spanish, decided I wanted to name the cities Caracas, Maracaibo or Cartagena, etc., and they were to be called the Venezuelans, will the AI force them to be the Koreans, or whatever? Also, if I'm playing max 18 civs and none have been destroyed, can I make colonies a vassal state so there'd be 19 civs in the game? Also, I read somewhere that you can only grant colony status to cities on another continent. Can on one turn you create a colony with half the cities on the continent and on the next turn make a colony with the other half? So you'd make two colonies from one continent? Thanks.