The rebellions were definitely a drag. Especially when my armies were far away. And for someone like me who wanted (a bit arrogantly I admit) to prove that his rule is just better for the people, whose families I just killed, than the previous rule. I always wanted to give them as good a life as I could. So assimilating through culture sounds great. Will there be various options on how to do it? Will I be able to buy them with theatre, art? Or just alcohol as before? Will I be able to shower them with money on top of 'no taxes'? What about sending the rebellion leaders into mines? Or shooting them out of cannons into the sea (you know, the cultural option).