My time on this game is at an end. Despite a large effort to consolidate my territory, and growth into British, Scottish and German lands, it was inevitable that either the Italians would nuke me out of existence (still can't believe that didn't happen!) or that Ferdi and his Portuguese cohorts would attack me wholesale (which is what happened in the end).
So, although I'm not completely destroyed, there's no point in trying to fight back against the most powerful player in the game (especially now that the French are no longer a major threat). Plus, with GT11 starting soon, I can't see myself playing 4 games concurrently anyway.
I'd like to publicly thank Ferdi for an excellent scenario! Despite a few bugs (like the huts which granted Nuclear weapons early), I would say that this map accomplished virtually all it's goals. It was fun to play, and fun to see the shifting alliances play themselves out.