You haven't played a lot of mods have you?
When they add one civ like that(probably not even available to multiplayer) it doesn't have to be balanced.
Forgotten Hope(BF1942) doesn't need real balancing. Due to the wish of the community to have a very realistic WWII experience, they have to make sacrifices in balancing. Some maps are totally unbalanced but playing on the disadvantaged side is in fact, really fun.