I do have one question concerning US not yet at war. Say Japan is still only at war w/China in the 2nd round. The UK/US have moved ships to say sz 43 (Borneo). Japan attacks the UK (unprovoked) in sz 43 immediately bringing the UK/Anzac into the war. This act is also considered a Dec of War w/US as well.
No, it isn’t.
Can Japan still ignore the US ships there, or does this attack also mean you must attack the US ships because your intent will bring the US into the war (like now having to declare a convoy attack on your turn). It will also make a difference if you can bombard Borneo as well if there are no UK surface war ships, only US surface war ships in the sz.
Japan may declare war on UK/ANZAC only and ignore any US ships in the sea zone. Of course, this means that Japan will be unable to atack any US forces or territories that turn. The US will then be eligible to declare war on Japan on its next turn.
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