I agree with the previous reviewer, Paul. I played the part of Hitler and the Nazis and the men are exactly the same as Paul described. I found the constant shouting in a silly American accent very grating. I am sure Americans will find it annoying, also. When you attack another country you can choose to be on the battle field and control the men or not - I decided not to bother after a couple of goes of listening to those annoying voices. You can still play the game like this but you are really only getting 50%.
The management side of things it not too exciting either. Money never really seems to increase so you are limited to what you can build. Your advisor tells you to make deals and ask for money and resources. I must have asked every single nation but was refused each time. I am not too sure how you are supposed to obtain more money and oil.
The manual is not very good. It only really gives you a brief breakdown of the on screen details and how to fight the battles. It tells you nothing about the management side of things or what any of the buildings do. It tells you nothing about raising money, oil, research or any other non battle element. You pretty much have to learn that as you go along which is annoying.
On a positive note the game can be quite addictive even without partaking in the actual battles, although, the winner is left to the game to decide based on the number of units and strength etc.
In a nutshell this game reminds me a lot of Risk - yes, a bit more detailed but without the battle involvement you are pretty much playing Risk.