I am pretty new to CIV III, playing for about a month now, (whenever my wife is not around). Anyway I played Civ II a lot and I remember in one game I (the Americans) were at war with England who had a missive Empire. After hundreds of years of fighting me and two or three other civs the English Empire had been whittled down to around 9 cities. As the world approached the industrial age (in terms of CIVII technologies) England's time on earth seemed to be coming to and end. Not wishing to completely destroy the English I ended my war with them made peace and eventually became their ally. The other CIVs kept fighting. Here is what happened. My foreign advisor alerted me that there was some sort up uprising in England, I forget what he called it. But the nation was split in two. Have the Civ became the new nation of the French, the other half remained English. The French lived on, but the English were evenetually destroyed. It was weird. IT never happened in any other games I played . Am I crazy? This is possible isn't it? Surly it has happened to others. Any thoughts? The real question is, can it happen in Civ III and what circumstances can bring this about?