Hopefully the process will be a bit more straightforward nowadays.
A few years ago, I tried to go through it and the egregore of my target nation instructed me to talk to a bunch of different groups in the nation to get a feel for the different sub-cultures and stuff.
At that stage I’m relying on other characters (and larpers) to get the role-played overview of the nation and it ended up them just trying to catch me out with obscure facts from the arse end of the wiki, then declaring that they don’t feel like I can’t be a part of the nation if I can’t remember the name of a historical figure that’s only known by people in 1 region.
It kinda made it far too much effort, trying to please people that I’d probably never talk to again. That being said, I did meet and have a few drinks with a really great character who I still hang out with on occasion.
But yeah, Thanks to the player egos, It would have been easier to reroll rather than spend 3 events trying to please them and the payoff is simply changing nations, so I ended up not bothering - Figuring that regardless of where I am, I’m not gonna get along with everyone and everyones not gonna get along with me.
That being said, that was fairly near to the beginning of the game, so the mechanic wasn’t as explored as much as it is now.