Nothing ruins your day faster than when your presidental motorcade gets swept up in a missile attack and sends you to a dream-like fantasy filled with airships, casinos and cat-people/mouse-people politics. I wouldn't wish it on anyone, but it does make for an entertaining JRPG.
I might have spent half of my time fighting battles that were slightly too easy, but I had plenty of other royal activities to keep me busy. Developing your own peaceful realm takes time, planning, and a lot of animal-people and humans to make it feel like home. Thanks for the kingdom builder, Ni no Kuni 2.