Lets say there was no Pearl Harbor, because japan wanted to capture china and utilize it before fighting the united states, which Yamamoto said would crush them after the "sleeping giant was awoken". Lets say the japanese and the germans/italians all went for russia and china. Without america officially "in the war" the germans would have a much easier time holding out in North Africa along with the italians, and the japanese navy could be brought to bare on the british eastern forces of the royal navy. The carriers could launch long range fighters "zeros" and dive bombers and horizontal bombers "Vals and Kates" against coastal and inland targets against the soviet union. The Land based fighters and bombers would hit farther in from bases in Manchuria, and all the men gaurding islands in the pacific would be freed up for renewed offensives against the chinese and some against the russians. With barbarossa kicking off, the russians would move production facilities back, haha in the range of the japanese bombers like the Betty, which could pound them into rubble. With russia taking hits from both sides i think it would have fallen. How about your thoughts?