OK. I broke this one out to mess with, basically beacuse I'm between PowerMacs and this is I needed something easy on my 800 ghz iMac. I just can't make any progress in this game. If I go to war, I'm overcome by either debt or (more often) rebellion. It just isn't any fun. I can appreciate a difficult game, but this is just too stacked against me. I also found similar unplayablity on Hearts of Iron, which is basically the same game. Anyone have any strategies out there?