Well I should probably contribute a postmortem report.
Clearly not honoring the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was a poor strategy, and not one I had tried before and certainly would not have risked had I known that this would end up a battle between #2 & #3 in the tournament rankings! Nonetheless it was a committed strategy that fell on it's face.
The plan went horribly off track from the very beginning, with the UK and France both anticipating to invest in Soviet diplomacy but the German advance through the Maginot Line in September/October tossed that plan to the wind, though I think the early defense of France went well anyways. The UK did invest 450 MPP in Soviet diplomacy in September 39' which was never countered by the Axis, and I regret that I did not increase this to the maximum amount. Not a single diplomacy chit activated which by rough calculations is less than a 1% probability over 1.5 years. It was also crushing losing the Iraqi convoy on a single diplomacy chit on the 2nd turn of the game!
Another miscalculation was my defensive strategy in the Soviet Union, the garrisons were a mistake and not worth the cost to protect the auto-spawn troops. Also at issue was the speed of the Axis advance, which was compounded by the Soviets not marching into Warsaw. The war was likely over by Christmas 41' though I was in denial and continued to press forward in the Mediterranean with the Allies, even managing to connect the Soviet to the Mediterranean via capturing Iran, Iraq and Syria with the Soviets. The grand plan of sending Soviet forces to the Mediterranean turned into a pipe dream however without ability to build more than our losses mainly throughout 42' & 43'.
I feel the Mediterranean was well played on my part, but without any pressure from the Soviet Union the Axis were free to send as many forces as necessary to thwart whatever I could muster. The Atlantic was not very well played by the Allies, though we did win a decisive naval battle in the summer of 43' which really should not be celebrated but expected.
Overall Taifun played very well and countered any plans I had and deserved the win. Thank you for the match and the AAR!