Learn to play HOI3 instead
You get political power everyday, with that you could modify your country in the deciscions tab
If you do a focus tree, it takes up political power
You get stability and war support from advisors, which you can buy with political power.
If you get into the basics you can actually have a fun experience. I recommend playing simple nations first like romania/hungary/canada/india to get the hang of the game and not be such a major power early on.
The game is also detrimental to mods, so I advise you to download flavor mods of the nations you're going to play because the paradox dlcs stink and cost money which is le bad
just watch the 1 hour tutorial its basically a movie ok