I could have sworn the UK could occupy French Indo-China to get its 2 IPCs. And occupying territories controlled by powers whose capital is taken is similar in the concept for occupying the Dutch East Indies.
In any case, what’s the logic behind not being able to occupy friendly territories whose capital is taken but being able to do it after liberating it from the enemy?
What Gargantua said. Also, it’s not nice to kick your friends when they’re down and plunder their territories. Besides, what if there are still units belonging to your ally in the territory? Will they just let you walk in and take over?
Well you do realize that is the business plan in a capitalist economy. Car builders do that, video game makers do that, house builders, computer manufacturers and even board game makers do this. Don’t feel bad, buy what you want and that is that. If you feel something better is coming out down the road then just wait, no one is twisting your arm except yourself. Be thankful that new games are constantly coming out, and that we just didn’t stop with the original A&A, no one would play it anymore because it is relatively boring and predictable compared to the newer games now.