The best countries to start with are the five most powerful that one would think. If a smart player gets one of the top 5 and plays it to the end, they have the best chance. BUT.....BUT.....I've seen mediocre countries rise to power because all the top 5 quit after a few days. Each game is unique. I've won with minor powers as Mexico and India, only because the top five left the game. It really depends on a players ability to spend as much time as they can, managing their country. A rich country of the top 5 that is only attended to, every few to say eight hours and is predictable, is not as deadly as a weaker country that plays for 18 or like I have, 24 or more hours, and some times longer. A couple of times I had to stay awake for 48 hours taking outrageous chances while my super powerful enemies slept, but that won me some of my best games.
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