In the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse, the Republic of Novistrana heads towards chaos as numerous factions struggle for power. Starting with nothing more than a small base of local support, build a nationwide faction powerful enough to oust the president and enforce a new republic. Rise to power through the use of military force, crime, business, politics, or religion. Thousands of citizens, each with individual routines and behavioral patterns, exist in living and breathing cities. Lead them by compassion or ruthless aggression, but beware, as every action can have untold repercussions and consequences on the future of your republic.