I more than agree with templeton on the freedom to players idea. I appreciate the game offers a nice historical point of view, but it is the idea of being able to do the “what if” playing that makes it really exciting.
UK National Objectice
If Russia takes Manchuria does the UK get to count it towards their NO for “any territory originally under Japanese control” ?
No, Manchuria is considered to be an originally Chinese territory. The only valid territories for the British NO are Japan, Okinawa, Formosa, Iwo Jima, French Indo-China Thailand, and the Caroline Islands.