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Bunker up. The scenario you describe relies on people leaving a path of territories with single defenders. Barring the unlikely event where they are revealed and claimed in the same round, you likely know they're coming, so don't leave yourself that open. Use mountains, leave extra defenders, etc. Wall them in, so that they are surrounded by highly ...
You are only disadvantaged if everyone else is trying to do nothing about trying to win. The guy who goes first gets an advantage and if no one punishes him, he wins. If you as last place sit idly by and let everyone do their best, you lose. This is an important point in many games.
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