I've been playing Civ6 for a year, and Civ5 for a lot longer, and I've been missing something... Mainly that Razing down a city in the modern age is ridiculous. It makes sense to Raze cities in pre-industrial times, but it takes a heck of a lot of effort to raze down a modern city with all it's infrastructure. Plus if you keep the city, you keep all of the economic value of everything in the city. Homes, Real Estate, etc. Who in their right mind destroys Real Estate! When did City Razing Start? I've played Civ1, Civ2, Civ5, and Civ6. I have no experience at all with Civ3 and Civ4. I don't remember whether there was razing in Civ2, but in Civ1, if a city had 1 population, it was razed, otherwise it was captured. But you could raze the city over a slow process of starving it, forcing the citizens to leave. The problem with Civ6 is that you can't puppet cities, and you can't set cities to gold, science, faith focus, so that they leave you alone until you ask them to produce something. These features that existed in Civ5 either need to be restored in a future patch, or brought back for Civ7. I'd like to get your thoughts on some possible solutions: I think this solution is the most reasonable: If you Raze a city in the modern era or later, your entire empire goes into anarchy for 3 turns, the current leaders are replaced, and probably tried in an international court for crimes against humanity. But City Razing should be allowed, without consequences, IF the city is first hit with a Nuke or Thermo. City Razing should be allowed, but the population of the city should migrate to other cities in the same empire. (A way of doing it without the anarchy and crimes against humanity.) Or do you think it's fine the way it is? If so, could you please cite one example of an actual city razed down in 1900s or later? Poll allows up to 6 votes (If you like all of the possible solutions) But If you select "It's fine the way it is" please don't select anything else. Sorry guys, I forgot to add to the Poll, "Razing a city in modern times should just not be possible at all." If you prefer that solution, please just select "Other" and write it in the comments.