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What do the presidents and kings do in empire total war? it's just confusing, do they just represent the country? my tsar (King) does nothing.

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They have traits which affect how your civilization runs. For example, King Charles II gives -10 to diplomacy and prestige amongst other (mostly negative) things.

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well mine doesn't have any traits, but he has 2 followers – Timo Huovinen Oct 16 '10 at 20:58
If you check the followers they also give some bonus and/or malus to your tsar – rudolf_franek Oct 2 '11 at 20:25

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