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Check out this link from A&A.org’s own home page, it has a pretty good global map (click the map to expand)
True… but if Japan’s choices are destroy the american pacific fleet, destroy the joint indian/chinese army, or destroy the russian army- they probably kill american fleet utterly, buying them several turns of dominance in the sea to systematically win asia.
Answer is no!
Just remember only the Europe rule book has the rules about straits.
Only the Pacific rule book has the China and Kamikaze rules.
Can’t think of any others. You would think both rule books could insert those sections into the global rules section at the end.