I think we got down to 45 minutes later in a game. Even with Anniversary we would set Battlestar episodes playing in the back ground and make decent time. I will NEVER be able to play the BBC’s World At War in the background during Global. Turns would take all night.
Germany has a pretty easy time pre planning its buys
Russia goes right after Germany but has a relatively easy purchase phase.
Japan is next and usually isn’t too influenced by what Russia does. Sometimes the 18 infantry move makes Japan change its plans.
The UK / India purchase phase is like two powers and needs planned ahead. India is soo reactionary to Japan though. Easier after Japan gets them down to 12 IPC lol.
Australia has to talk see what happens with India frequently. Not like they usually have tons of money to spend though at least.
Italy sometimes isn’t done figuring out how to counter the UK by the end of Australia’s quicker turns. Italy has to be careful too.
The US isn’t real dependent on Italy to decide what it buys. Has tons of money though.
China should be ready. Germany gets to react to what America does during this time.
France, a speedbump of unit moves to give Germany time to react to anything unusual America does.