In Civ 5, I know that I can't burn a capital or a city state. However, does this restriction apply to city states which have joined Austria through their unique ability, Diplomatic Marriage?

I would test it myself but I can't as my computer is currently hosting a long term pitboss game, and I need to know the answer to inform my decisions in that game.

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If Austria gains a city state via diplomatic marriage, it's no longer considered a city state - it counts as one of their cities instead. Thus, it can be burned, and cannot be liberated.

The same is true of city states bought by Venice.

  • I will be testing this out within the next few days - will definitely give an upvote and accept if I find out you are correct.
    – nhouser9
    Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 6:58

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