So what's the game DESIGN reason behind me getting to keep ALL Citizens on a conquered planet?

Posted on Monday, July 29, 2019

I would think a few would remain loyal and escaped early in some stealth transports, or committed suicide, or just went underground and blended into the society at large not wanting to become complete, and total, and special traitors of a certain sort against their race.

I would also assume I hung, or otherwise executed a few of them, even though historical precedence is to keep all the Nazi German Rocket Scientists, as we know...  

But in the game I get ALL of them... hm. Not sure I like this design choice for immersion AND the snowballing effect it has.