I got this game a few years ago, and played it for about a week before I gave it up. I remember really not liking having to control every tiny little unit, and thought that the economic game was fun but took way too long as the game progressed by hour instead of by day.
After Cold War was announced though, I've felt a hankering to play this again. I was thinking that playing as a smaller nation that can get involved in some winnable wars early on would be good - I was thinking Ireland as it would allow me too stay pretty safe and attack nations at will. Any other country (or scenario - I was planning on the one where every country got broken up) recommendations or general tips as I go back in? One more thing - I remember being mad that it was impossible to get a Casus Belli and always get thrown out of the UN. Any way to get around this?