How does occupied and cedeing cities work now that you have loyalty forcing your cities to turn into a free city? I can think of countless scenarios where occupied cities seem to be removed from the game entirely?
It appears occupation has been completely removed when you end a war with a player. This is not how it originally was I am not sure if the most recent update removed this. A city turning into a free city will prevent any occupation status and even remove occupation status if still at war with the other player.