Has anyone else done this and is it a good idea? What I'm talking about is selling a city that's being attacked that you have no chance of saving. What happened to me was I was in a war with America and had most of my army on the other side of the world. Right then Rome declares war and immediately attacks Sparta (who's just a tiny city I just acquired and had no time to do anything with). I see there's no chance of me getting over there before they take the city. So I sold it to the French and got quite a bit for it. I figured I got something for nothing and kept the Romans from acquiring a city. Is there a downside to this that I may be missing?