Ah, you guys are right! Testing indicates that it would work. I thought for sure Assign city vote would come up, but even though a 4 city colony owned Gold City with Taoism, no vote came up. Our test game civ was a full member, the colony was a voting member thanks to Gold City having Taoism, we were not at war, and the colony had much less culture on the city plot than us due to 2 culture bombs. Yet, the AP did not have a vote come up to give us back Gold City? I guess, if giving back the city makes a civ no longer a member, then the vote is somehow invalid? ========================== Anyway, I've had some bad experience with AP going wrong in the past. Like a city being conquered and canceling the AP diplo win vote. Who is to say that Kyoto won't get a Tao spread after we complete the T64 AP on say, turn 67? They switch to Taoism, becoming a full member. Then later, on T75 right as our spies are ready to do the last Legendary city push, a vote comes up and AP Win is not an option. I still think since AP is our best backup plan, we should play it safe and have its vote come up T77 for a T78 Win.