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Comrade Pwnuby Khilemolov

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Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« on: March 31, 2013, 10:40:50 am »
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Does this card warrant a strict reading of "uncontrolled" (i.e. the country must not be controlled by either superpower)?

Or, is it to be interpreted in the sense of "not controlled by the USSR"?
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Re: Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2013, 01:52:42 pm »
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It means uncontrolled by either the USSR or the US. Bit unfair if the US player could use this to just zap away all of the USSR's influence in a country they can't even try to contest.

It's still useful to protect France, or steal Romania via play of Romanian Abdication, then Independent Reds, then Truman Doctrine.

Or play it for ops, then hope you get it in the Late War and use it to steal Poland.
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Comrade Pwnuby Khilemolov

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Re: Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 08:44:46 am »
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It means uncontrolled by either the USSR or the US.

Thank you for the clarification.

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Bit unfair if the US player could use this to just zap away all of the USSR's influence in a country they can't even try to contest.

This analysis had occurred to me, but I find it unpersuasive. Warsaw Pact allows the Soviets to do just that exact same "bit unfair" operation... across four nations. Absent any reasonable inference of subtext from comparative card powers, I thought it best to seek a formal ruling.

Nevertheless, the rule is clear - it's a relief to know that the card may be read strictly.

It may be helpful to add this explanation to Twilight Strategy's relevant page.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2013, 08:49:43 am by Comrade Pwnuby Khilemolov »
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Re: Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 01:50:00 pm »
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The difference is, Warsaw Pact only works in Eastern Europe, but Truman Doctrine works in all of Europe. As I've learned before from AR7 1 influence broken control in E Germany, followed by Truman Doctrine headline.
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Re: Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2013, 05:24:37 pm »
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Also, the Warsaw Pact is the USSR equivalent of the Marshall Plan, which is why it is so powerful.
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Re: Truman Doctrine "uncontrolled" meaning
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2013, 08:27:40 am »
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I think ussr has more than enough possibilities to break Europe and Truman is one of the defences that isnt even particulary strong. From many games i've learned that posiblity of Europe control is far more often in USSRs favour.
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