I discovered http://www.erepublik.com while browsing today. Anyone else a member?
It’s one of those visit-each-day sort of browser games, The-Sims-flavored. You get a job, you join the Army to help defend your country (you can pick any country you like) and eat food to maintain your ‘wellness’ level. You can join a political party or start your own, and try to get elected to a position.