ORIGINAL: brian brian
And what is really up in the air is whether the Germans get Finland, as far as the DOW decision.
If the Russians break the Pact, they gain +2.5 BP per turn (net change), and cost the Germans up to 3 BP per turn (net) - & perhaps more importantly, 2 oil per turn.
Meanwhile, perhaps the Germans are bogged down somewhere else on the map. Perhaps they can’t afford a sudden new Eastern Front over the next few turns. Perhaps the USA will make option choices and aid to USSR levels conditional on Russian impacts on USE chits.
The Demand Bessarabia mechanism prevents the Russians from adding on to a Pact break with an instant invasion of Rumania. Not all Russian players use the Pact to head off to adventures in the Middle East and Manchuria. Some choose to pressure a Mediterranean focused Axis on their own; some Russians can be successful at that. But the rules force Russia to try the Demand option if the Pact is gone; the rule is saying Russia (or more realistically, Stalin himself) does not have unlimited political/diplomatic capital to expand the war.
yes I know there are cases, and yes the rule should be coded. (some day)
my point was just that we could disable it now.
I think 99/100, it goes. Germany break the pact, DOW and align Rumania, next inpulse align Finland.
yes I agree that there a cases where ussr break the pact but dont DOW. but its rare.
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