Messed up first game however by forgetting to conduct end of year stuff (ie allocate random Events) so quickly re-started (very easy to do).
Second game was great with Dad pursuing a naval strategy against Britain instead of traditional Barbarossa in 1941.
However I was able to take Italy and strike into Germany supported in 1942 by Russians.
Eventually I surrounded Berlin and took it ending game as Germans had no adjacent area from which to launch a game saving counter blow.
And a new acquisition (interested to compare to its fore-bearer We The People)