Year Start Sequence
Sequence of Play
(Unofficial)

  1. BRP Calculations.
    1. BRP Base Growth.
    2. BRP Totals.
        Additions to BRP Total:
      1. Conquered major powers.
      2. Captured key economic areas.
      3. Colonies and conquered minor countries.
      4. Active minor allies.
      5. Associated minor countries.
      6. Economically penetrated countries.
      7. Captured or controlled ICs.
        Subtractions from BRP Total:
      8. Non-base BRP deficits from the previous year.
      9. Originally controlled key economic areas controlled by another alliance faction.
  2. Construction Limits.
  3. Allot DPs.
    1. Basic Allotments: Germany, Britain, Russia: 3; Italy, France: 2; US: 1 per every 10 USAT levels.
    2. DPs for BRPs: one for every 100 BRPs (round down).
    3. DPs from other sources: see the Diplomatic Tables.
  4. Allocate DPs.
    1. Each alliance faction may place up to one third of its DPs (round up) in any one target.
    2. The Western Allies and European Axis may each place up to two DPs in USAT in 1939, and up to four DPs in 1940 and 1941.
    3. The Western Allies and European Axis may each place up to two DPs in RGT in 1939, and up to four DPs in later years.
    4. Russia may only place DPs in Bulgaria, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Rumania, Sweden, Turkey, the Ukraine and Yugoslavia.
    5. DPs may be placed in intelligence research categories.
  5. Allot RPs.
    1. Basic Allotments: Germany: 8; Japan, Britain, Russia: 6; France: 3; Italy: 2; US: 1 per every 10 USAT+USJT levels.
    2. RPs for BRPs: one for every 50 BRPs (round down).
    3. RPs from growth: one for every 25 BRPs (round down).
  6. Allocate RPs.
    1. No more than half (round up) of an alliance faction's RPs may be placed in a single research category.
    2. Each alliance faction may only place 3 RPs in any given research or production project.
      1. After having achieved 1 breakthrough in that category and if one country has 400 or more BRPs during the YSS, this limit rises to 4.
      2. After having achieved 2 breakthroughs in that category and if one country has 500 or more BRPs during the YSS, this limit rises to 5, etc.
    3. There are other restrictions for high technology projects, atomic research, date restrictions, and nationality restrictions.
  7. U.S. Election (1945 YSS only).