OK, I guess I have to live with that in territories that were originally controlled by an enemy power.
Here's part 2 of the question. As Japan, I've just rolled through and liberated a bunch of German countries that the Allies had previously captured. Berlin has not fallen yet. So does that mean that when Berlin falls, and all of my ��� units are hanging out in Eastern Europe, Belo, etc., that I cannot claim those territories as Japan income? Even though my units are sitting there?
That is correct. Germany is still considered "in the game". Therefore, all of the territories that germany owns are still German and friendly to Japan but conquerable only to the Allies first.
If Germany was considered "out of the game" once Berlin fell and you were able to take those territories then the UK would get all of the German controlled UK African territory it currently holds and all German units on the board should be removed once Berlin falls. Trust me, I would have taken that outcome as well.
If that's true, then I just totally F'ed up on my last Japan move vs. U-505. That means that the Axis benefits by letting Germany fall into the hands of the Allies, and then they march across West Russia, Belo, etc. Looking back, I also should have played Germany totally differently and NOT liberated more German territory so the territories could ultimately go to Japan.
Not necessarily. for 3 reasons.
First, if you had hung back Japan and waited for Germany to fall then I would have a lot more US units in Europe once you got there.
Second, it cost me units to retake those territories Germany took and if you hadn't traded them with me then I would have been able to concentrate more forces to attack Germany and you would have had less units to defend with because Germany's income would have been less.
Lastly, I would have not sent a bunch of sacrificial Russian units to help contain Germany if you hadn't tried to expand with them and Japan's taking of Russia would have been significantly more costly.
This may cost me the game, if not significantly delay a victory.
Absolutely. I'm actually surprised that you haven't come across this situation before. I guess all of your wins have been decisive. In that case, I won't be offering you a 7 bid in the future.