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I just nuked a city twice and destroyed it. I was unaware that it was possible to level a city completely...

Are there other methods of destroying a city completely besides razing it or nuking/a-bombing it to kingdom-come ?

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No, the nuke is the only military unit capable to destroying a city without taking it over and razing it. All other military units will take over the city and give you the option to raze it (With the exception of a capitol). So those are your only two options for destroying cities.

Not sure if nukes can destroy capitals as they don't take over the city.

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Is this from testing? Or can you provide a source please? – Zero Stack May 23 '12 at 19:34
This is from testing, abut I'll try and find a source to confirm. – Pants May 23 '12 at 19:43
Looked around a bit but can't find any source to confirm, although not found any mention of destroying a city in any other fashion. – Pants May 23 '12 at 19:55
You cannot destroy Capitals or Holy Cities(can't destroy a religion or prevent a Civ from being liberated) – Jacky Xie Apr 25 at 18:25

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