Making History: The Calm & the Storm is a turn-based strategy game where players apply their strategic skills to set policy and determine the fate of their nation in a time of looming crisis. Each of the over 80 playable nations presents unique challenges based on political character, economic power, military strength, and geography. Players use diplomacy to forge alliances, declare war and negotiate peace. A dynamic world market allows players to buy and sell vital resources, offer foreign aid, or embargo other nations to further their own strategy. Research investments produce military and technological advancements that can mean the difference between victory and defeat in battle.This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.