Has anybody played, or checked out, the online game called simcountry?
It has a "world" with, like, 6000 countries, many of which have human leaders, others are still computer-led. It seems to have complex economic, etc., management, and you can make deals with other players and so forth. It may be appealing mainly to people who like to manage a lot of detail, but I am not sure, since the diplomatic-military aspect obviously adds another dimension. You can play for a month for free but, after that, it is $12 for every three months.
If anyone has impressions or has heard anything about the game, I'd like to hear about it.