I just played a 20+ hour game to a draw although I might of lost if it was played to conclusion. I sent the Japan Navy to Africa and protected Italy. Italy then was spending close to the points of Germany. The USA fleet battled the Japan fleet in the Med Sea and the Japan fleet destroyed it along with 17 US transports. At this point Europe was Fortress that the US could never crack because I built mostly inf and art with Italy and Germany all game. The problem is I was only able to destroy India and the Russian Inf. China and Australia got out of hand because I did not kill them. The Australians boarded transports and took some islands and china had a stack of like 40 inf. We were at a point of after 20+ of play that I was not in position to get 14 victory cities but that I had about 200 inf art in Europe and America had to start a new fleet to come over to attack. It was called a draw.
The problem is that you would have lost if the game played out as a simple money thing. The allies have more to throw at the axis over time and they could have taken Japan out forcing Germany to attack with lots of 1’s or sit back and watch Japan get killed and then over time wittle down Germany and Italy. It would have taken another 20 turns at least.