|My Nation tis of the, Sweet Land of Fries and Dildos...|
Yes, that is my nation.
You can make your own currency, flag, nations animal, get real world issues that you can choose to solve, make worse, or just dismiss the issue all together (just like REAL CONGRESS! :D) You can follow other nations, endorse them, I believe go to war with them but I haven't found that button yet, you can elect delegates in your region, this game is literally Sims: Government.
My only complaint is that this game is INCREDIBLY slow paced. The makers really went that extra mile to make his game as much life real life as they could. The fastest option you can set your issues on is two issues a day.If that bores you they have the "World Assembly" where you can vote on what ever the issue is at the time (There's the General Assembly and the Security Council, both of which have an issue you can vote on) and when that gets boring, you have the forums. here is where you find those that take this game way to seriously, those who are having fun with it, and people that just want to stir up trouble.
Overall its a very interesting game. It is slow, yet I find my self checking my nation multiple times daily. I recommend this game if you are one of those that typically says "If I was in charge of this country..." its a great way to see what your actions would do if you did in fact have your own nation to run. I suggest at least checking it out and inviting your friends to play too. This way all those political arguments can stop and see which would actually be better for a country.