While I'm off doing my own thing in China, Japan got Russia to declare war on Britain, and Russia, with its monopoly on military alliances, got most of Europe to declare war on the British. Result? Britain (once in control of half of French Africa and much of Germany's territory) has fallen apart: Spoiler : That screenshot is out of date; Britain has been kicked out of North Africa by the most recent campaigns. It's always satisfying to see the British hegemony collapse, especially when you have nothing to do with it. With the world dogpiling the Brits, we figured we may as well use our large manpower reserves and kick them out: Shortly after beating them, the French demanded tribute; we refused and war ensued. We managed to kill off their invasion stack before counterattacking: Once we took the north of Vietnam, I didn't push any further south due to underdeveloped rail lines and the river in the area making a good natural frontier. Our next stop was evicting Portugal: Why so many Steam Transports being built? We wanted to be sure to land 100+ units on Japan's doorstep in a single turn once we were done. Russia has declared war (courtesy of the Turks, who declared war on us when we refused to pay tribute) on us, but their fight with Britain, Germany and Austria is draining their resources, even if they are the tech leader. Next stop: Vladivostok, then Manchuria! China may be limited in various departments, but it looks like they can easily get their production up to good levels and become a regional powerhouse. ...naturally I dread taking on the Japanese and Russian fleets, but alas, what can one do? I just have to hope they get in nice and close to the coastline so my artillery hordes can send them to the bottom. With regards to production, I have veteran Cavalry and veteran Maxims coming every 4 turns, while I have several Elite Cavalry built up from picking off invaders as well as several Corps. I'd say China's pretty set to take the fight into Siberia, though I'd rather take Japan because it's a much richer, concentrated location. Evicting Russia from Manchuria is a definite must to put all those forests between me and their forces, though.