DECLARATIONS OF WAR

GERMAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Germany may declare war only if it has remilitarized the Rhineland and did not conduct an aggression in the turn in which it wishes to declare war.

GERMAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR ON THE ALLIES

Germany may declare war on Britain and France if the net total of the following modifiers is at least +1 with respect to both countries. Germany may not declare war on only one of Britain or France; it must declare war on both or neither.

BALANCE OF POWER: The overall Axis-Allied balance of power.

SUPPORT LEVELS: The German support level and the greater of the French or British support levels.

EUROPEAN AGGRESSION INDEX: The EAI.

GERMANY’S EASTERN NEIGHBORS:

GERMAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR ON RUSSIA

Germany may declare war on Russia if the net total of the following modifiers is at least +1, provided the Nazi-Soviet Pact has not been signed and Germany controls either Poland or the Baltic States:

BALANCE OF POWER: The overall Axis-Allied balance of power.

SUPPORT LEVEL: The German support level and the Russian support level.

EUROPEAN AGGRESSION INDEX: The EAI.

CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND POLAND: The resistance levels of Czechoslovakia and Poland, based on modifiers 28.2-28.4 (no 28.5 random tile draw is made).

ITALIAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Italy may not declare war on major powers.

ALLIED DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Britain and France may declare war on an Axis major power if the net total of the following modifiers is at least +1 with respect to both countries. British and French declarations of war are subject to the following restrictions, based on the aggressiveness of the Axis major power upon which the Allies wish to declare war:

AXIS AGGRESSION: If the target Axis major power is committing an aggression, either Britain or France (or both) may declare war on the aggressing major power as follows:

NO AGGRESSION: If the target Axis major power is not committing an aggression, British and French declarations of war are subject to the following restrictions:

SEPARATE CALCULATIONS FOR BRITAIN AND FRANCE: The ability of Britain and France to declare war on Germany or Italy is calculated separately:

BALANCE OF POWER: The overall Axis-Allied balance of power.

SUPPORT LEVELS: The British or French, and German or Italian, support levels, as the case may be (32.33).

EUROPEAN AGGRESSION INDEX: The EAI.

MINOR COUNTRIES:  The resistance level of a minor country that is the target of aggression in the turn in which war is being declared.

GERMAN DECLARATION OF WAR ON RUSSIA: If Germany declares war on Russia, Britain and France may retaliate by declaring war on Germany if they meet the threshold requirement. Russia’s war readiness is added to the Allied totals.

RUSSIAN DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Russia may declare war on Germany if the net total of the following modifiers is at least +1, provided the Nazi-Soviet Pact has not been signed and at least one of the following conditions is met:

SUPPORT LEVELS: The Russian support level and the German support level.

EUROPEAN AGGRESSION INDEX: The EAI.

FLAGS IN RUSSIA: +1 for each Allied flag in Russia; -1 for each Axis flag in Russia.

MINOR COUNTRY DIPLOMATIC RESULTS:

MINOR COUNTRY RESISTANCE:  The resistance level of a minor country that is the target of aggression, if the target of the aggression is Poland or the Baltic States, or a minor country containing at least one Russian flag.

ALLIED NEUTRALITY: -2 for each Allied major power that remained neutral, rather than declaring war on Germany, in the current turn.

PRE-EMPTIVE DECLARATIONS OF WAR

Provided the declaring major power meets the threshold requirement for declaring war:

GERMANY: Germany may declare war on Britain and France (32.42) or Russia (32.43) in any turn in which it is not carrying out an aggression.

BRITAIN AND FRANCE: Britain and France may declare war on Germany or Italy in a turn in which neither Axis major power carried out an aggression, as set out above.

RUSSIA: Russia may declare war on Germany in any turn in which it meets the requirements of 32.7.