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I've played more games of Civ2 than I should have, but only once or twice have I seen a civilisation split in to two part - something like loyalists and rebels. In practise, civ2 just splits off some cities and gives them to a new civilisation.

Does anyone know what triggers this rare event? Does anyone have a screen shot so I can reminisce!?

additional link: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/civil-war.462908/ An old post now (aren't we all..., ho hum). They discuss civil war, one poster says it happened in Civ2, someone else says the original Civ (which I did play 20-25 years ago, but that definitely wasn't what I was thinking of).

  • Are you certain it was Civ2 and not Civ3 or later? – npst Feb 6 '18 at 15:03
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    I've played Civ3 too, but I'm about 95% certain it was Civ2. It was a very rare occurrence, I must have played a couple hundred games of Civ2. Have you seen something like that in Civ3? I've not played anything after Civ3. – Tally Feb 6 '18 at 15:34
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According to the civfanatics forum, these are the factors that let a civilization split:

  • You, another player or even the barbarians conquer the capital of that civilization
  • Said civilization is ahead of you (or the respective attacker) in power

You should be able to recreate that with these information.

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    A third criteria I remember- there must be fewer than 7 civilizations remaining in the game (so the rebels have a colour to spawn as). – Studoku Feb 6 '18 at 17:33
  • Thanks npst - a great find. Hmmm, I think my brother still has Civ2 installed, I must demonstrate splitting a Civ to him! – Tally Feb 7 '18 at 10:13

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