POLL:Is economy uberimportant?
I think not!
Depends on what you want to do with your nation. From the day I created this particular country, I've chosen only pro-business options and such. I do, however, have puppets which have Imploded economies and constantly low rankings for all the industrial stats. It's fun to experiment with both extremes.
Nought wrong with having a frightening economy :wink:
economy is only a means to an end, nothing more. the purpose for having a good economy is for your people to have a high standard of living. a powerful economy is not always necessary for this. it does give you more money to play around with for you military though, unless you don't have any taxes.
This answer to this question depends on the player, as Max says on the opening page "...care for its people. Either that or you deliberately torture them. It's really up to you."