Everything is relative to perception, and your perception is limited.
The Ginger Ninja
So the game was: What kind of imperial dictator will you be? Otherwise known as Struggle of Empires. A 5 player game.
Nacime The Jealous, the Spanish dictator, drove his people to the brink of Revolution, trying desperately to wrestle control, in Europe, from his rivals. His storm troopers multiplying at alarming rates and seeming to strike at will, ultimately failed their goal. Finding Europe a tough nut to crack.
Pat The Drunk, of Prussia, was the most eccentric of dictators. Berating his people with every half hour addresses with cryptically veiled homo-erotic rants. Sometimes wearing a squirrel costume, when not reading stories to children and raging against India with all his might, and resources (except one equally drunk garrison, of "elite" soldiers, who never left Prussia).
John The Determined, of France, fueled by deep seeded resentments of his Greek and Italian neighbors relentlessly pursued domination of the region, with some success. Deftly defending his foothold in Europe, and expanding Eastward.
Ken, The Dreadfully Sober, of Mother Russia, was so blinded by ambition and no Vodka, that he grossly misjudged the size and strength of those pesky Ottomans, investing much time into sling-shot technology, while War Offices passed him by.
Kevin The Unthreatening, of England, deftly maneuvered to world domination in both Europe and The Colonies. His plot of hiding his truly frightening military might and cunning under the veil of heaping amounts of whining and AP, paid massive dividends in this cut-throat world. His profits foretelling that one of his future countrymen, will one day design a game that won't end in his tears.