Yeah, I definitely think that a lot of the nations would have acted almost like their government's "agents", in some way. Either that, or they were involved in some sort of "criminal" activity against said government (ex. Alfred prior to and during the American Revolution). Agents, spies, assassins...they probably did it all - and were themselves targeted by enemies, both humans and fellow nations.
There’s no better way to undermine Trump than to take away his ratings. Asked in 1990 by Playboy why he surrounds himself with “the yacht, the bronze tower, the casinos,” he responded, “Props for the show. … The show is ‘Trump.’ And it is sold-out performances everywhere.” Trump wants the White House to be another prop. It’s up to us to make sure his presidency is not another act in the show. The first step: Walk out of the theater.