so whats stopping the US from getting to Berlin by turn 8? Is it always the same people playing the same countries?
Well, in this game the US spent all its IPCs on the Pacific side for at least 3 turns. There was a huge navy battle that resulted in almost no navy for US or Japan. Japan was then slowly getting pushed back by UK/ANZAC/China while US switched all its money to the east coast to retake London with the force I descibed above.
I think its arguable that US is better spent going all out against Germany instead of Japan. Our group even has one that would like to see US IPCs forced to be split in some way on each coast.