10. UNITED STATES

10.1†† U.S.-AXIS TENSIONS

10.2†† U.S. BEGINS PLAY IN FALL 1939

10.1 †U.S.-AXIS TENSIONS:

10.11† The U.S-Axis tension level in Spring 1935, when Gathering Storm begins, is -50 (minus fifty). The starting USAT level in A World at War is determined by the extent to which the USAT level rises as a result of Gathering Storm:

A. PER TURN INCREASE: +2 for each turn of Gathering Storm.

B. AXIS AGGRESSIONS: For each Axis aggression during Gathering Storm:

C. EUROPEAN AGGRESSION INDEX: The European Aggression Index at the end of Gathering Storm, including any increase for aggressions in the final turn of the game.

D. PRE-EMPTIVE WAR: If pre-emptive war was declared in the last turn of Gathering Storm, whether or not war was also declared in relation to an Axis aggression, +/-5, offset by the EAI at the end of the last turn of Gathering Storm:

Historical example:

-50 (Spring 1935 U.S.-Axis tension level)

+36 (18 Gathering Storm turns)

+9 (Axis aggressions)

+5 (EAI, including a random event)

0 (Nazi-Soviet Pact)

+50 total

Starting U.S.-Axis tension level in A World at War = 0.

10.12† U.S.-AXIS TENSION INCREASES: Once war breaks out, U.S.-Axis tensions increase in accordance with the A World at War rules, subject to the following:

A. STATUS MODIFIERS:

† +3 If no major powers are at war with the European Axis. This modifier does not apply if war broke out between Italy and the Western Allies and Italy surrenders before Germany is at war.

B. EVENT MODIFIERS:

† -3 If Russia controls one or more hexes in central Poland.

10.2† U.S. BEGINS PLAY IN FALL 1939:

10.21 Regardless of when war breaks out in Europe, the U.S. begins play in A World at War in Fall 1939. This will initially consist only of construction, tracking BRPs and resolving the 1940 YSS.

10.22 FORCES: The U.S. begins with the following air and ground units:

A. ATLANTIC:

B. PACIFIC:

10.23 DEPLOYMENT LIMITS:

A. ATLANTIC: One strategic bomber, two 3-4 mechanized infantry units and six replacements start in the Atlantic U.S. box.

B. PACIFIC: See scenario for details.

10.24 CONSTRUCTION: In Fall 1939, the U.S. must construct its allowable builds and start naval construction, using the American A World at War shipyards as its starting position, adjusting its BRP level to reflect these expenditures.

10.25 ECONOMICS:

A. STARTING BRP BASE AND LEVEL: The U.S. begins A World at War with a BRP base of 100 and a BRP level of 100 BRPs in Fall 1939.

B. PRE-WAR AMERICAN MOBILIZATIONS:

C. 1940 YSS:

D. WAR IN 1941 OR LATER: In the unlikely event that war breaks out only in 1941 or later, the U.S. conducts a 1941 YSS and American RPs and DPs generated in both the 1940 YSS and the 1941 YSS are counted in the initial Western Allied RP and DP totals.