The Moscow Red Army finally won even though I couldn't send them any troops and I didn't have an army, navy, air force, or economy tree. Bug?
So I annexed the MRA by the decision you get, and proceeded to attack Ostland by focus.
Ate Germany by the end of '59. It was still paralyzed by political crisis. Could not finish the Zhukov tree due to not being able to finish the "Eat Georgia" focus since I ate them by decision. Still got Germany and Gotenland drawn into the war. Heydrich died first, then I crushed Ostland, then I swept south into East Prussia and broke through with my MBTs. These let me basically hook the entire Nazi military into a giant pocket in Poland, where I pulled the mother of all Stalingrads on them, only a lot faster. After that, it was just a matter of waiting for my infantry to take Berlin.
Zhukov died when I took Berlin and some rubble fell on him, so I got his B-team. "The Cripple" seemed like the least bad option, and he immediately set to work fixing the health care system, which made Russia a bit less of a mess.
I now have a Red Europe, two rival Frances (well, OK, a France that is my puppet and a free Republic), a USSR that at least attempts to look out for the people, and...I can't do much of anything else. :/
Still, the actual meat of rebuilding the Motherland as Comrade Zhukov was fun, I liked crushing the warlords and got a real sense of satisfaction out of killing cannibal ancap Norilsk.
Very fun early and mid game, late game is basically broken.