First of all, if you plan to stand at the top of the pyramid and have enough financial resources to reach VIP10, please choose South Korea. The 3% reduction in science and technology research granted by South Korea will save you considerable acceleration. Some people may ask why not choose China? After all, there is a 5% building bonus? This question is very beautiful because I had the same doubts at the beginning. The answer I got was because the other two bonuses in China were completely useless. It would be better to increase the capacity of hospitals in Korea by 15%.
Next, I would recommend ordinary players to pick generals instead of countries. I must say that the opening of the generals is very important. The sooner you start training, the faster the team will be formed. I will recommend a few characters first.
Cavalry：Pelagius( Spain) Baibars(Arabia)Infantry：Sun Tzu（China）Scipio Africanus（Rome）