Hello.I would like to find out all of your opinions on what is the best country to play as,in the 10 player map.Of course,for different players it will be different.
My opinion on the best countries are,Sweden and Ottoman Empire. Let me explain
Sweden has an AI neighbour,Denmark (Including finland,which is part of Denmark in the map) which can provide resources for Sweden. It is unlikely that Germany is gonna attack DEnmark,and you can deprive Russia of the wood that they lack and might seek to get in northern Finland. Furthermore,Sweden is not at immediate danger of being attacked by another major country so there.
As for Ottoman Empire,well,AI Neighbours with resources. Lots of them. Im sure you know what im talking about. Also,like Sweden,they do not really border another major power,except that they may get attacked from across the black sea by Russia,or that your expansion may make you border another major power.