Canada is busy steeling herself for War. Although the Royal Canadian Army has not yet sent any full Divisions to Europe, which is hardly surprising, several independent Battalions are serving within the British Army, same goes for the RCAF. The Royal Canadian Navy is busy protecting Convoys to and from Canada and Europe and also has a small Squadron ( 1 CL + 2 DD ) operating in European waters. Quebec.. well, Quebec is silent. For now
The Communist Union of American People's Republics ( that one still cracks me up ) is in splendid isolation, busy with suppressing what remains of the loyalist revolts and rebuilding their shattered economy. They are greatly expanding their forces, but claim that they do this for defensive purposes only. The lions share of this buildup goes into the Army. There are rumblings in Alaska. The distance to the Continental Union and the simple fact that the Party isn't very strong there makes for a relatively unstable situation. Still, the communists are holding onto the state with an iron grip.
South America has no notable changes so far.
Japan is preparing for War. They are delaying, so December 7th might be a day like any other once 1941 rolls around, but it is clear to the Empire and the UAPR that something is up, but not what. In China they are consolidating their hold on power and are squashing what remains of the Communists, along with any other sort of revolt in the area they directly control.
Nationalist China is a Japanese puppet state. They spam Infantry and do little else besides crushing that warlord state in the west of China.
Siam is a Japanese Puppet. Nothing else to report so far
India is settling down. The “Imperial Unity” rhetoric that comes out of London and Bombay is working it's charm, and the people are flocking towards the recruiting offices if not in overwhelming than at least in large numbers. For now, aside from the units already in existence, ( what the 1938 scenario starts with in India ) the Indian Army is under direct British control. Two motorized Divisions of Indian Infantry are fighting in France as part of I (UK) Armoured Corps. Gurkhas are both in the Indian and British Armies.
Spain is still rebuilding from the Civil War that the Nationalists won. No more on them for now.
Italy is about to jump into the game, and they are the Italians. Speaks for itself I suppose.
The Balkan and remaining Eastern European nations that are not Axis hope that the storm passes them by and that they can join one side or another once the picture becomes clearer. With the seemingly imminent defeat of France, most are leaning towards the Axis though. Greece on the other hand is more Allied friendly, again because of the Italians.
France is being France. More on that soon in the narrative
The Low countries are defeated or close to being so. The Dutch have relocated to London and the Belgians are thinking about it.
The United Kingdom is an armed camp. Besides the GAR Divisions defending the coast, new Army units are training everywhere and the yards are building ships. It becomes clear to the average Briton that the war is different from the last one and will bring bigger hardships and require more of them. The relationship between the men and women on the street and the Imperial troops of all colours and forms is cordial and becoming better by the day. Again, Imperial Unity is the word of the day. The 'uppity native' is being replaced by the less offensive 'uppity colonial' or simply by the 'Imperial Subject'. Both sides are beginning to accept each other. I figured that nothing welds a divided people together like a major War.
The Scandinavian countries are cautiously neutral. Denmark still allows both sides to cross the straits. Public opinion in these countries is mostly allied-friendly though.
The Czechs are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The bigger Axis powers don't trust them and the population hates the Government. Add to that the constant fear of German annexation. Aside from the Air Force, no Czech units have been spotted so far.
The Soviet Union is fully committed to the War effort. Using a Polish Air attack as a pretext, the propaganda machine there is making the people believe that the Allies declared war first. The Army is growing immensely and keeps sending units west and positions itself all along the border. As far as I can tell in the game, the Soviets are increasing their troop strength in the west even faster than the Germans, which makes sense, considering the resistance the Allies are putting up. The Red Army is relatively well equipped, but I have yet to see basic medium tanks in any numbers, so far only a single full Division has been encountered. It seems that the Soviet AI still cant upgrade properly. Infantry is mostly of the 1939 type, with many 36 models mixed in. Similar lines for Cavalry.
Germany is 1940 Germany, no real surprises there. The Wehrmacht is superbly equipped, though I have yet to see any 1941 techs, both with Infantry and tanks. The Panzer Divisions are all upgraded to Panzer III though, at least those that I can see. On the seas they are spamming U-Boats, so no surprises there.