Hey just read the front page and was about to create a nation. Guess what? I find people talking about this one being dead andf a new one starting. Huh. At least ill be able to play from the start. I would say either classical or industrial. Maybe medieval if the map is a detailed europe one though. I would also suggest making the first navy and army you create (which are created for free if im right) have free upkeep so that people can keep a minimal defense while staying on track with tech and other expenses.