contributing to the problem in the pacific is the inability of UK to effectively help USA.
It could be something as simple as adding an IC to australia.
I’ve heard ideas of limited complexes that can be upgraded at a cost.
Limited like either only ground units or inf only.
Upgrade to full at $8 or some other dollar cost.
This enables the allies to help defend / slow the japanese expansion while giving the Americans some land base(s) for bombers.
There’s a TripleA mod created by Veqryn that gives UK a complex of its choice as a bid.
I think the game would be better with starting complexes in Aussie and India but its tricky to work out the game dynamics without tipping the balance to either side.