This time, I decided to play Japan. I played suck-up, and I was very peaceful. I left China alone, crushed the military coup, and constantly influenced the Allied politics. I changed my diplomacy once toward free market and once toward political left. I couped two nations successfully, Yunnan and Shanxi. As Japan, trade was of the utmost importance, but I chose the Allies instead of the Axis. In 1938, right now, so the war hasn't started yet. Soon enough, the +200 relation with the U.K. and the U.S. paid off. I became an Ally! (forgot to note the date) My territorial claims with the U.S. were answered, and I still maintained good relations. The Soviets also yielded, but not very happily (my relations are -42). I have sent two large carrier-supported fleets to Cherbourg, where they blockade the Baltic Sea and the port of Kiel, so the Germans are trapped naval-wise. I still have a significant naval force, and I have no enemies in the East, except Russia. I am slowly building up my I.C, so, when the time comes, I can crank out the naval ships. I have two '39 infantry divisions helping out in France, but of course, the Germans haven't invaded yet. I am planning to have a landing force based out of Alexandria, ready to support the Greeks once Germany becomes evil. What else should I do now? Do you think the Soviets might declare war on me much later?