Political Situation: The Soviet Union begins the game at war with no one. The Soviet Union may not declare war
on any European Axis power before turn 4 unless first declared war upon by a European Axis power or London is
captured by an Axis power. It may declare war on Japan at the beginning of the Combat Move phase of any of its turns.
Due to its separate treaties with Germany and Japan, the Soviet Union is in a unique position in its relationship with
the Axis powers. As a result, if the Soviet Union is at war with Axis powers on only one map, it is still under the
restrictions of being a neutral power (see “Powers Not at War with One Another,” page 15) on the other map. In other
words, a state of war with Japan lifts those restrictions from the Soviet Union on the Pacific map only, and a state of
war with Germany and/or Italy lifts those restrictions on the Europe map only