Competent government, friendships, alliances, bribes, blackmail and corruption, they might all be tools to gain power, keep power or influence those that hold power. That is the nature of politics, it’s a dark game that can played best by those of cunning.
The government decides on investment in- and burden on its citizens to ensure there is enough budget to protect and expand a nation’s economy and territory. The decisions they make impact all their citizens, including the gamers, as they are all subject to the same policies.
Bank are vitally important as they make it possible for gamers to own businesses and keep their money safe, but the Central Bank also controls the very value of a nation’s economy. If they do well everyone can flourish, but if they perform poorly they can push a nation’s economy into recession.