Struggle For Power 1937

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Costs: Free
Frequency: Every 2 weeks
Type: Political/Economic/Military game
Last-Update: 2008Oct01
Keywords: free, open-ended, email, human, historical, wargame, economic


The Great War has been over for two decades. Despite the massive losses, nations have rebuilt themselves from the debris only to find themselves confronted with the agony of the Great Depression. The British Empire and France have caught their second wind and partially reestablished the old world order based upon their primacy. The mighty United States sits brooding in isolation. Germany, Japan and the Soviet Union, all stand ready vying for dominance of world. The masses of Asia, Africa and Latin America are more restless than ever. The winds of change are in the air.

Can you lead your nation through this maze of dangers and opportunities. Your decisions may lead a nation to economic boom or to political disaster. Statecraft is a requirement to maneuver in a world slowly, but surely, moving to another war.

The Game Master expect that you will turn in turns and make postings. You must make on posting each turn.

This is an open ended game with events not necessarily following the real time line of the era.

The game time is December 1940. We have been playing since 1937.

Nations played: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Communist China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Nationalist China, Netherlands, Norway, Rumania, Soviet Union, Spain, Turkey and United States.

There are other nations that can be played. Even the Great Powers are periodically opened.

Members of the site that do not have countries are welcomed to watch but may not participate until an opening occurs.

Gamemaster can be reached ar


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Greg Lindahl