The Great Patriotic War makes me think of a Pan-Europe invasion of the RZ, though that might be too obvious.
1. I expect all the major powers are taking notes or sending observers.
2. Has anyone developed cruise missiles or ICBMs?
The tech chapter said missile development has been ignored in favor of obscenely heavy artillery and theoretical physics still lags quite a bit behind OTLThe greater reliance on chemical weapons ITTL is making me worried for the age of atomic weapons...
I think that the invasion of Australia might be a step too faw even to this richer and more industrialized Japan. Something along the Operation FS though might be more cost-efficient in cutting communication lines between Australia and the US and potentially force the former, along with New Zealand, to withdraw from the war.Can't wait to see who loses!
So, is Japan landing on Australia?
Well, Japan started the war, but it was America that attacked India first. Sure, India might very well have joined Japan anyway, but the USA are still the aggressor there.I just love how ambigious and morally grey both sides in the conflict are. Japan and India are dicks for starting war that'll kill millions but the Americans are also dicks for using chemical weapons against civilian populations.
Unless major upset happens the Pacific War is gonna be clear if bloody League victory. The Americans are going the forced out Asia proper but they be able to hold the Central Pacific with using shear numbers alone.
I don't think that Drakia will pull an invasion of the East Coast, horrifically amazing as that would be. Rather, I see them invading Europe with the Geoists and pulling the US's attention in more than one direction. The US's influence will be reduced to nil in Asia and Europe, outside of Ireland and ANZ, and we will see a tri-polar world. The friendlier and beefier GEACPS, the Societist-Geoist Axis of Evil, and a very angry US in the Americas.The thing that's interesting to me about the war so far is that neither side seems to have had any "screw-ups." The United States invading India might have been one, considering their population, but it just as likely could have been that *not* invading india would have given them more time to industrialize and militarize. Meanwhile, Japan's first strike against the US could have been a disastrous PR move, but so far hasn't resulted in a significant backlash.
If the United States rolled the one, I expect that, at some point, either the US will stupidly invade Drakia, or Drakia (backed by that admiral) is going to launch a sneak attack on the United States, possibly on the east coast, possibly with biological weapons, that forces the US to sue for peace. If Japan rolled the one, I'd bet American super science is going to come up with a weapons platform that obviates Japan's ability to use jet interceptors and begin unrestricted bombing of everyone Japan is allied to. Obviously bombing campaigns don't cause a nation to totally capitulate, but if they can cripple Japanese ability to supply the home islands and force Japan to retreat out of conquered areas, they might negotiate a peace that lets the US keep its pacific sphere of influence.
Though the more I think about it, the more I believe the US has rolled the one here. If Japan rolled the one, we'd see stuff like "Japan attacked directly into the teeth of American Anti-Air guns" and "the lost prestige from the attack lead to India declaring neutrality" and so on and so forth.
The Rex would count as a 4th bloc.I don't think that Drakia will pull an invasion of the East Coast, horrifically amazing as that would be. Rather, I see them invading Europe with the Geoists and pulling the US's attention in more than one direction. The US's influence will be reduced to nil in Asia and Europe, outside of Ireland and ANZ, and we will see a tri-polar world. The friendlier and beefier GEACPS, the Societist-Geoist Axis of Evil, and a very angry US in the Americas.
But then again, if it was the US who rolled a one, maybe we could see them catastrophically dropping the ball like you say. It'll certainly be interesting, in the Chinese sense.