In this opening, England leaves Scandinavia for Russia and Germany to divide, and commits all forces to an advance into the Atlantic. Followed in Fall by Cly-NAO and a convoy to Belgium with German support, the Englishman builds a fleet in Liverpool and overwhelms France with seapower. The Western opening is extremely risky, and only undertaken with complete trust in the German, both for his support into Belgium and his restraint in taking the North Sea. If Russia is warned off Norway and commits three units to the south, the German can usually conquer all of Scandinavia, his reward for assisting the English. By the time Germany consolidates Scandinavia, England's defenses against any temptation the German may be feeling should be firmed up.