In this game, you play as a nation (unrelated to the actual nations of Europe) and try to conquer the continent. You are always at war with everyone. You begin with two resources, with each province giving you a one resource bonus. Resources are 100% saved at the end of the turn, so do not fret about missing a turn. Each empty province costs 2 resources, and each claimed province costs 5 resources. However, if you miss 5 turns in a row, then you are removed from the game. You can travel along the grey lines in the ocean, as they are connections between the different provinces.
Resources per turn:
2 + number of provinces owned + saved resources = total resources