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Charlie Hebdo
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Hi.

A situation: Axis goes West First. Declares war on west faction and Poland. Conquers Poland then declares war on Denmark and Norway, both join West Faction, and are conquered. Axis declares war on Ned and Belg triggering West Invaded and ending Appeasment. All correct so far?
Next Axis pulls Dip Failure and West puts a Pro marker in Italy. West draws a Dip Success and activates Italy as a Western country.

A Question: Is Italy immediately and automatically at war with Germany as a consequence of being activated as a West ally? Can Italy then cross the mountains into Germany, as appeasement is over? Or does a country have to declare war or have war declared on it to be able to do anything?

My feeling (which is not the same as knowing) is that once a country is activated it takes the stance of the faction it joins, so in this instance Italy is at war with Germany and can move into Germany.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Hannes Sörensson
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666pack wrote:
Axis declares war on Ned and Belg triggering West Invaded and ending Appeasment.

Appeasement ends as soon as you declare war on the Western faction (i.e. as soon as the game starts in your case) as per 10.3.4.1.

Also West Invaded happens due to entering those countries, not right away when you declare war on them. Not that it makes much of a difference in practice.
666pack wrote:
Is Italy immediately and automatically at war with Germany as a consequence of being activated as a West ally? Can Italy then cross the mountains into Germany, as appeasement is over?

Yes and yes. Your feeling is correct.
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Salvatore Vasta
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Hannes is correct.

I will add that the activation happened in the Diplomacy Phase so Germany will get its next Strategic Move and Ops Phases to move south before the Italians cross the Alps.

Sal
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Charlie Hebdo
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Thanks! Bad news for Germany then.

Great game!
 
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Salvatore Vasta
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Glad you're enjoying it. Have fun!
 
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