Hmm, as far as I can tell, this will be how the game will more or less go:
Ger vs. Rus ofcourse
Ita vs. Brit in Africa and Med
Usa vs. Jap in Pacific
Apart from some India or a few American trannies in the Atlantic, the game seems designed to give every nation a direct opponent. Might get very interesting indeed…
What about Germany vs. Russia (obviously) and UK in Africa (Let Italy pick up territories to increase low income.) and maybe US for Atlantic Ocean
Italy vs. UK in Africa and Russia (would need some transports to get to Caucusus)
Japan vs. US for naval supremacy in the Pacific and UK in India (assuming there is an IC in India).