How do you increase the size of your nation?
Short answer: You don't die. :p
There's no way to control your population besides keeping a nation alive. As long as it exists its population will grow. 1-2 million daily the first week or so, then 5-8 million daily after that. No issue you can choose or resolution you pass can change your population.
If you put your nation in vacation mode it doesn't grow, however.
incorrect, it does grow. see here (http://forums.jolt.co.uk/showthread.php?t=397971)
There are always ways to get around low population growth. There is a population bug. If your lucky, you'll get it ;) :)
erm... As I understand, the population bug was resolved a looooong time ago...
and also there are to versions of the population bug one that makes your nations population 0 another aparently that makes your population grow extra fast. plus as Tiborita said the game coders managed to get rid of it ages ago
A friend's nation says he has it...Sorry if I'm wrong.