1) Once their capitol is dead, you are no longer “liberating” for your ally you are taking for yourself. This is the only time your partners can pull income from territories that once belonged to another friendly nation. Once London is liberated, all of its original territories not held by the enemy revert back to the home team and this possibility ends.
“If the original controllerâ€s (the power whose territory you just
liberated) capital is in enemy hands at the end of the turn in which
you would otherwise have liberated the territory, you capture
the territory instead. You adjust your national production level,
and you can use any industrial complex, air base, and/or naval
base there until the original controllerâ€s capital is liberated.”
2) Yes. There are no penalties for declaring war USSR–>Japan, so it is purely a political move. As soon as you have activated war, you can fly in on that side of the board and should feel free to do so. However, Germany must be at war with you in order for you to enter NW Persia, as that territory is on the Europe board and you are not allowed to freely declare against Germany.
“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”“In other words, a state of war with
Japan lifts those restrictions from the Soviet Union on the Pacific map only,”
None. It is only the attacking an enemy held territory that activates the troops or deactivates them. The declaration of war itself only serves to greenlight your entry into china or the UK areas on the side of the board to the right of the board break.
As soon as Russia declares, it can start tooling around in China in the noncombat. The only thing that it can’t do if it still wants the 6 guys is attack a Japanese controlled (control marker or original terr. still owned) that is adjacent to any Mongolian square. Moving into Chahar doesn’t lose the troops, but attacking a Japan-controlled Chahar does. If China owns Jehol, Russians noncomming int there do not implicate the Mongolians. It is only when Russia attacks a “japan controlled Mongolia adjacent” square, or Japan attacks a “Russia controlled Mongolia adjacent” square that the troops are either lost to Russia or given to them, respectively.
"Also, if Japan attacks any Soviet-controlled territory that is adjacent to any Mongolian territory, all Mongolian territories that are still strict neutral or pro-Allies, or have joined the Allies as a result of a failed Japanese attack, are placed under the control of the Soviet Union
at the end of Japanâ€s Conduct Combat phase. " "If the Soviet Union attacks Korea or any Japan-controlled territory bordering these Mongolian territories while Mongolia is still a strict neutral, Mongolia will remain neutral and not ally itself with the Soviet Union.
It took a long time and a lot of explanation before I fully understood all these nuances, probably still don’t have them exactly right.