How do I create a Nation?
Visit the Create A Newsvine Nation page. Make sure you're not already in 15 Nations.
Choose a domain and display name - for the domain name, shorter is probably better.
Fill out the one-line bio - here, short is definitely better. There's a 140 character limit, but keeping it even snappier than that is advised.
Choose your nation type - you can change this at any time, but it's important to take a second and consider how you're going to use this nation. Real-life book club? You'll probably want invite-only. Trying to bring sepak tekraw news discussion to the masses? You might want an open group so anyone with some interest can join by commenting.
Click 'Create Nation' - this will create the Nation and take you to your Nation settings page.
Next step: How can I change my Nation's settings?