Let me explain my point of view. Sorry to the other players for the situation I created, I hope it won´t spoil the game.
1-GB was at war with essentially every country in the world, except the USA since 1938.
2-I talked to the USA before they broke neutrality to see what were the intetions, I was assured that USA would sign an alliance with GB, so I refused offers of peace from Germany
3-Once the alliance was signed the USA player acted in a very strange way. He offered no cooperation and was even hostile to my suggestions for joint action.
4-The US players comments on my "absurd demands and nonsense" are related to two suggestions I did
4.1-That he could send me night bombers to start an strategic air campaign against Germany. I had good reasons to believe the Germans were short on fuel, they were sending about 4000 aircraft (400 SFT´S) each turn against Britain, but, at the same time, they were keeping their U-BoATS in internal waters. I believed that a strategic bombing campaign would not only divert resources to air defenses but also would deprive him of fuel to make his big raids that were devastating the British Isles
4.2-That he stationed a submarine in British ports so he could see my HQ´s and send me units. Sending units to me would spare him fromfighting against Germany
4.3-When the Germans attacked the ME I gave him the cities and units, guessing that the Axis powers would hesitate before DOWing the USA. This plan unfortunately failed
5-When it became clear that I would expect no help from the USA, I started contacts with the other countries. I couldn´t give to Germany anything they couldn´t take by force, so negotiations failed. However, the Japanese were suffering with a partially well succeded submarine camapaign, so I contacted the Japanese player. We started a cease fire (I stopped to destroy his supplies and he stopped killing my subs). I told the USA that I was beginning negotiations with Japan, and suggested an alliance between GB/France/USA/China/Japan). There was a good chance he could have won the game by this way, however, I got no answer either.
6-I also asked the Japanese to contact the USA. Not only the USA player answered him with evasives, but he also failed to talk to me about these negotiations.
7-As it became clear I would lose the British Isles, I asked for help of the Japanese to defend South Africa, I offered them an alliance, I was expecting to isolate the USA diplomatically so they should be forced to choose a side. I was also worried that the USA was about to make an alliance with Germany.
8-The result of these contacts was this unfortunate message. I don´t regret the content of such a message, but it was send....wonder....to the USA instead of Japan.
I believe the USA player simply don´t understand the new victory conditions. If you has an ally, you must protect him when he is weaker and work to avoid having him losing important VP´s. Because these VP´s will count to the enemy in the final score. The USA player simply played like he was not interested in winning the game. His DOWing of GB shows exactly that, he will win a few VP in Canada (4, I believe), which already would count for victory, at the price of a 90% fall in productivity.
If we were in opposite situations (I as USA and he as GB), the GB would be inundated by USA equipment from the very start of the alliance. Unfortunately, it´s better to have a good enemy than a bad ally. That is what happened.
< Message edited by Bombur -- 6/18/2017 10:17:11 PM >