The CPU's know about the ???'s... How do I know? They only put troops in territories that are adjacent to an enemy territory. The rest are blank. The countries that are the bridges to ???-land once Japan is conquered, before Japan is conquered, will have troops.
I think there should be a turn ZERO, where, in that turn, you only choose your territory and research/upgrade for it. If you chose green giant, you would get one on that first turn.
But now that I think about it, that's not the best idea, considering the 15 rounds doesn't even fall upon the round 1, and it would unbalance the game soooo much.
But whatever, if you like the idea then there you go.
The cat has 10 lives not 9 lives! Think about it: You kill it the first time, it says 8 lives left! 2nd time, 7 lives! 3rd time, 6 lives! 4th time, 5 lives! 5th time, 4 lives! 6th time, 3 lives! 7th time, 2 lives! 8th time, 1 life! 9th time, it says "0 lives left!' but resurrects the cat one more time for that 10th kill. either Nerdook is just so awesome that he can change old sayings, or that cat becomes a zombie the last time.
After doing ALL the math, I've figured out that, to completely max out your skills in the stadium, you need to earn and spend 80,096 stadium points. This is getting 8 different skills to level 50, and each "level up" costs one more point than the last one did (Not just for one skill, for all skills together). + up for advice to noobs maybe? eh?
If you want to save time, do guide A. If you want better chances of winning, Go to B.
A: First of all, complete the game. Then do the upgrades you have available, and then you might be able to get the regular completion.
B: Beat the game, then do all the extra star stuff on easy. Then with the extra stars, it should be easier to get 100% completion and get the badge. + so many people get this info!
"So you're saying there's a mass murderer out there killing people with zombies? Alright, I think I'll go walk outside today with all of my money. I'll even hold on to some power-ups too. I'm sure I'll be fiiiiine!"