US Korean War for influence: W. Germany 1/0
Korean War: roll 6: S. Korea 0/3, -2 VPs
I don’t have any great options if I still want to hold Five Year Plan (and I kind of do) while Truman is still out there, so I just
USSR Arab-Israeli War for influence: W. Germany 1/1, Libya 0/1
US Suez Canal Crisis for influence: W. Germany 3/1
Israel 0/0, France 1/1, UK 4/0
I would definitely have spaced that myself. 2 OPs for a 4 influence loss, and the risk of a Europe Scoring without presence, and Special Relationship neutered unless drawn.
-2 VPs for MilOps
A reshuffle is an interesting point in the game, because you know that all the cards in the deck you haven’t seen are definitely in the opponent’s hand.
Cards I now know the US has:
Cards the US now knows I have:
De Gaulle Leads France
East European Unrest
Five Year Plan
Very good draw for the US (well, at least half of it is), and a pretty bad one for me. The main problem is that the US got both De-Stalinization earlier and Decolonization now, so my access to the Mid War regions is crippled. I have to hope I draw de-Stal before the US gets Panama Canal/OAS Founded/Puppet Governments/Junta, or maybe I will find a moment to pressure through Columbia. The other thing is that I don’t have a headline! De Gaulle is premature, and so is Romanian Abdication (because Independent Reds and Truman still haven’t triggered). I’m almost tempted to headline Truman, but that shouldn’t be necessary. I might be able to take France first.
Also, UN Intervention is just mocking me for holding FYP instead of US/Japan all this time.
Nothing fancy for this Turn, fill out the ME and space where I can. Use UN on EEU, finally give up on holding FYP. I’m not confident pushing into Asia with the strong US hand and the location of Indo-Pakistan War unknown.