Why won't this compile?

I use the Visual Studio 2012 Express compiler. I decided to make a large text-based game for practice. I still in the beginning, but when I test it, it won't compile and gives the error that the end of the file is found before the left brace. I don't believe I am missing any brackets. Here is my code with our the variables or includes:

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
cout<<"Welcome to Zombie Horde Survival! In this world, zombies have infected\n";
cout<<"the entire world, aside from certain few survivors. You are one of them.\n";
Sleep(4000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"Before you set off to survive, let's learn a bit about you.\n";
cout<<"Are you\n";
cout<<"A. Male or\n";
cout<<"B. Female?\n";
cin>>choice1;
if (choice1=='a' || 'A')
{
gender="male";
}
else if (choice1=='b' || 'B')
{
gender="female";
}
else
{
cout<<"That is not a valid choice. Please try again.\n";
cin>>choice1;
}
cout<<"Now that we've got that settled, what is your name? If you have played before\n";
cout<<"and you have obtained a spawn code, you can type it here as well.\n";
cin>>name;
cout<<"So your name is ";
cout<<name;
cout<<"?";
Sleep(2000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You wake up in your bed. It is a fine looking\n";
cout<<"morning outside. All of a sudden, you hear\n";
cout<<"a groan and look out the window. You see a \n";
cout<<"group of pale looking bloody people walking around\n";
cout<<"outside. You wonder what this is about.\n";
Sleep(7000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You decide to get some breakfast to eat. You\n";
cout<<"grab an omellette and quickly finish it off.\n";
cout<<"You run outside and quickly ask,";
cout<<"\"Are you okay?\"\n";
cout<<"All you hear is a groan. The people lunge at\n";
cout<<"you and try to claw off your flesh. One of them\n";
cout<<"succeeds and claw off a protion of skin of you\n";
cout<<"right arm. You run back inside your house as\n";
cout<<"fast as you can. What in the world was that?\n";
Sleep(8000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You have time to grab one item before these monsters\n";
cout<<"get to you. What do you choose?\n";
cout<<"A. a butcher knife\n";
cout<<"B. a pouch of steak knifes\n";
cout<<"C. a burning fire tender\n";
cout<<"D. a walking stick\n";
cin>>choice2;
if (choice2=='a' || 'A')
{
weapon="butcher knife";
weapondamage=10;
}
else if (choice2=='b' || 'B')
{
weapon="pouch of knives";
weapondamage=10;
}
else if (choice2=='c' || 'C')
{
weapon="fire tender";
weapondamage=4;
}
else if (choice2=='d' || 'D')
{
weapon="walking stick";
weapondamage=5;
}
else
{
cout<<"That is not a valid answer. Please try again.\n";
cin>>choice2;
}
cout<<"A fine choice! A ";
cout<<weapon;
cout<<" will help you very efficiently\n";
cout<<"to defend yourself against these \n";
cout<<"monstrous things! You run to your door\n";
cout<<"and find that they are almost through.\n";
cout<<"You grab your ";
cout<<weapon;
cout<<" and attack them.\n";
Sleep(5000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"Welcome to the combat tutorial! While in combat, your team \n";
cout<<"and your opponent(s) will switch off attacking each other. You \n";
cout<<"can attack with your normal weapon, you can dodge, or you can\n";
cout<<"use an item. You can only hold up to 20 items in your inventory,\n";
cout<<"so beware to only pick up items you need. The battler with \n";
cout<<"the highest speed stat gets to go first in combat. Your weapon and\n";
cout<<"your strength stat determines how much damage you do to your\n";
cout<<"opponent(s). Some weapons are better than others. You can increase \n";
cout<<"your stats through mission choices that require those skills, through\n";
cout<<"training at specialized facilities such as gyms, or by learning from\n";
cout<<"an ally. Try fighting these 4 zombies by yourself.\n";
Sleep(7000);
system("CLS");
class battle;
{
char battlechoice;
int battlecode=1;
if (battlecode=1)
{
enemydefense=2;
enemyattack=5;
enemyspeed=5;
enemyhealth=20;
}
while (enemyhealth>0)
{

}//Don't forget to program in the other battle codes for the battle class to work every time!
bool firstattack; //true=player attacks first, false=enemy attacks first
int playerattackdamage=attack+weapondamage-enemydefense;
if (speed>enemyspeed)
{
firstattack=true;
}
else if(speed<enemyspeed)
{
firstattack=false;
}
cout<<"Your health:";
cout<<health;
cout<<".\n";
cout<<"Your enemy's health:";
cout<<enemyhealth;
cout<<".\n";
Sleep(3000);
cout<<"You can currently do the following:\n";
cout<<"A. attack with your weapon\n";
cout<<"B. dodge your enemy's attack\n";
cin>>battlechoice;
if (battlechoice='a' || 'A')
{
cout<<"You attack with your ";
cout<<weapon;
cout<<".\n";
enemyhealth=enemyhealth-playerattackdamage;
Sleep(3000);
}
else if (battlechoice='b' || 'B')
{
bool dodgeattack=true;
cout<<"You dodge the enemy attack.\n";
Sleep(3000);
}
Sleep(2000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"Now that the humans are still and \n";
cout<<"not trying to kill you, you notice\n";
cout<<"that they are not at all humans. They\n";
cout<<"are seemingly zombies. Do you \n";
cout<<"think they are\n";
cout<<"A. zombies or\n";
cout<<"B. cannibals?\n";
cin>>choice3;
if (choice3='a' || 'A')
{
cout<<"They are definitely zombies,\n";
cout<<"just real zombies.\n";
}
else if (choice3='b' || 'B')
{
cout<<"They must be cannibals, there\n";
cout<<"is no other logical solution.\n";
Sleep(3000);
system("CLS");
}
cout<<"Now that you have decided that, you\n";
cout<<"look across the street and see that\n";
cout<<"there are dozens and dozens more of those\n";
cout<<"things, and they all see you. You must\n";
cout<<"run, and fast! You must make one large\n";
cout<<"choice. You can go north, east, south, or\n";
cout<<"west. Where do you want to go?\n";
cout<<"A. North.\n";
cout<<"B. East.\n";
cout<<"C. South.\n";
cout<<"D. West.\n";//Don't forget the else if parts!
cin>>choice4;
if (choice4='a' || 'A')
{
Sleep(4000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You decide to go north for the time\n";
cout<<"being. Any direction is good, right?\n";
cout<<"As you begin to run further north, the \n";
cout<<"things chase after you. You begin to \n";
cout<<"grow tired. Should you stop and take a \n";
cout<<"break somewhere, or should you keep going?\n";
cout<<"A. take a break.\n";
cout<<"B. keep going.\n";
cin>>choice5;
Sleep(3000);
system("CLS");
if (choice5= 'a' || 'A')
{
cout<<"You decide it's better to save your\n";
cout<<"energy for another time. You see an \n";
cout<<"abandoned fast food restaurant and a \n";
cout<<"dark subway station. Which do you want\n";
cout<<"to take a break in?\n";
cout<<"A. the fast food.\n";
cout<<"B. the subway.\n";
cin>>choice6;
if (choice6='a' || 'A')
{
cout<<"You figure the fast food restaurant\n";
cout<<"will have some food left for you to \n";
cout<<"eat, and you can see that it is safe.\n";
cout<<"You enter the restaurant and see that\n";
cout<<"it has been visited. The walls are \n";
cout<<"stained with blood, and the cabinets \n";
cout<<"in the kitchen are torn apart and ruined\n";
cout<<"from those monsters and most likely other\n";
cout<<"survivors as well. For how long do you \n";
cout<<"want to rest here for?\n";
cout<<"A. 1 hour\n";
cout<<"B. 2 hours\n";
cout<<"C. 3 hours\n";
cout<<"D. 4 hours\n";
cin>>choice7;
Sleep(5000);
system("CLS");
if (choice7='a' || 'A')
{
cout<<"You decide to rest for a short 1 hour,\n";
cout<<"then you get off and hit the road.\n";
}
else if (choice7='b' || 'B')
{
cout<<"You sleep for 2 hours, and when you wake up,\n";
cout<<"you get back to the road.\n";\
}
else if (choice7='c' || 'C')
{
cout<<"You relax there for a good 3 hours, and you \n";
cout<<"then get to the road.\n";
}
else if (choice7='d'|| 'D')
{
cout<<"You rest for a long 4 hours, before you\n";
cout<<" get back to the road.\n";
}
Sleep(4000);
system ("CLS");
cout<<"You enjoy your break, but you know that you must\n";
cout<<"get back on the road. The skies are gloomy and\n";
}
else if (choice6-='b' || 'B')
{
}
}
else if (choice5='b' || 'B')
{
}
}
}

Where did I go wrong with this and how can I fix it? A quick thanks in advance!
Learn to post code.

> I don't believe I am missing any brackets.
You do. indent your code and you'll see it.
Here is the code:

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int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
{
cout<<"Welcome to Zombie Horde Survival!  In this world, zombies have infected\n";
cout<<"the entire world, aside from certain few survivors.  You are one of them.\n";
Sleep(4000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"Before you set off to survive, let's learn a bit about you.\n";
cout<<"Are you\n";
cout<<"A. Male or\n";
cout<<"B. Female?\n";
cin>>choice1;
if (choice1=='a' || 'A')
{
gender="male";
}
else if (choice1=='b' || 'B')
{
gender="female";
}
else 
{
cout<<"That is not a valid choice.  Please try again.\n";
cin>>choice1;
}
cout<<"Now that we've got that settled, what is your name?  If you have played before\n";
cout<<"and you have obtained a spawn code, you can type it here as well.\n";
cin>>name;
cout<<"So your name is ";
cout<<name;
cout<<"?";
Sleep(2000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You wake up in your bed.  It is a fine looking\n";
cout<<"morning outside.  All of a sudden, you hear\n";
cout<<"a groan and look out the window.  You see a \n";
cout<<"group of pale looking bloody people walking around\n";
cout<<"outside.  You wonder what this is about.\n";
Sleep(7000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You decide to get some breakfast to eat.  You\n";
cout<<"grab an omellette and quickly finish it off.\n";
cout<<"You run outside and quickly ask,";
cout<<"\"Are you okay?\"\n";
cout<<"All you hear is a groan.  The people lunge at\n";
cout<<"you and try to claw off your flesh.  One of them\n";
cout<<"succeeds and claw off a protion of skin of you\n";
cout<<"right arm.  You run back inside your house as\n";
cout<<"fast as you can.  What in the world was that?\n";
Sleep(8000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"You have time to grab one item before these monsters\n";
cout<<"get to you.  What do you choose?\n";
cout<<"A. a butcher knife\n";
cout<<"B. a pouch of steak knifes\n";
cout<<"C. a burning fire tender\n";
cout<<"D. a walking stick\n";
cin>>choice2;
if (choice2=='a' || 'A')
{
weapon="butcher knife";
weapondamage=10;
}
else if (choice2=='b' || 'B')
{
weapon="pouch of knives";
weapondamage=10;
}
else if (choice2=='c' || 'C')
{
weapon="fire tender";
weapondamage=4;
}
else if (choice2=='d' || 'D')
{
weapon="walking stick";
weapondamage=5;
}
else 
{
cout<<"That is not a valid answer.  Please try again.\n";
cin>>choice2;
}
cout<<"A fine choice!  A ";
cout<<weapon;
cout<<" will help you very efficiently\n";
cout<<"to defend yourself against these \n";
cout<<"monstrous things!  You run to your door\n";
cout<<"and find that they are almost through.\n"; 
cout<<"You grab your ";
cout<<weapon;
cout<<" and attack them.\n";
Sleep(5000);
system("CLS");
cout<<"Welcome to the combat tutorial!  While in combat, your team \n";
cout<<"and your opponent(s) will switch off attacking each other.  You \n";
cout<<"can attack with your normal weapon, you can dodge, or you can\n";
cout<<"use an item.  You can only hold up to 20 items in your inventory,\n";
cout<<"so beware to only pick up items you need.  The battler with \n";
cout<<"the highest speed stat gets to go first in combat.  Your weapon and\n";
cout<<"your strength  stat determines how much damage you do to your\n";
cout<<"opponent(s).  Some weapons are better than others.  You can increase \n";
cout<<"your stats through mission choices that require those skills, through\n";
cout<<"training at specialized facilities such as gyms, or by learning from\n";
cout<<"an ally.  Try fighting these 4 zombies by yourself.\n";
Sleep(7000);
system("CLS");
	class battle;
	{
	char battlechoice;
int battlecode=1;
	if (battlecode=1)
	{
	enemydefense=2;
	enemyattack=5;
	enemyspeed=5;
	enemyhealth=20;
	}
	while (enemyhealth>0)
	{
	
}//Don't forget to program in the other battle codes for the battle class to work every time!
bool firstattack; //true=player attacks first, false=enemy attacks first
int playerattackdamage=attack+weapondamage-enemydefense;
	if (speed>enemyspeed)
	{
		firstattack=true;
	}
	else if(speed<enemyspeed)
	{
		firstattack=false;
	}
	cout<<"Your health:";
	cout<<health;
	cout<<".\n";
	cout<<"Your enemy's health:";
	cout<<enemyhealth;
	cout<<".\n";
	Sleep(3000);
	cout<<"You can currently do the following:\n";
	cout<<"A. attack with your weapon\n";
	cout<<"B. dodge your enemy's attack\n";
	cin>>battlechoice;
	if (battlechoice='a' || 'A')
		{
		cout<<"You attack with your ";
		cout<<weapon;
		cout<<".\n";
		enemyhealth=enemyhealth-playerattackdamage;
		Sleep(3000);
	}
	else if (battlechoice='b' || 'B')
	{
		bool dodgeattack=true;
		cout<<"You dodge the enemy attack.\n";
		Sleep(3000);
	}
	Sleep(2000);
	system("CLS");
	cout<<"Now that the humans are still and \n";
	cout<<"not trying to kill you, you notice\n";
	cout<<"that they are not at all humans.  They\n";
	cout<<"are seemingly zombies.  Do you \n";
	cout<<"think they are\n";
	cout<<"A. zombies or\n";
	cout<<"B. cannibals?\n";
	cin>>choice3;
	if (choice3='a' || 'A')
	{
		cout<<"They are definitely zombies,\n";
		cout<<"just real zombies.\n";
	}
	else if (choice3='b' || 'B')
	{
		cout<<"They must be cannibals, there\n";
		cout<<"is no other logical solution.\n";
		Sleep(3000);
		system("CLS");
	}
	cout<<"Now that you have decided that, you\n";
	cout<<"look across the street and see that\n";
	cout<<"there are dozens and dozens more of those\n";
	cout<<"things, and they all see you.  You must\n";
	cout<<"run, and fast!  You must make one large\n";
	cout<<"choice.  You can go north, east, south, or\n";
	cout<<"west.  Where do you want to go?\n";
	cout<<"A. North.\n";
	cout<<"B. East.\n";
	cout<<"C. South.\n";
	cout<<"D. West.\n";//Don't forget the else if parts!
	cin>>choice4;
	if (choice4='a' || 'A')
	{
		Sleep(4000);
		system("CLS");
		cout<<"You decide to go north for the time\n";
		cout<<"being.  Any direction is good, right?\n";
		cout<<"As you begin to run further north, the \n";
		cout<<"things chase after you.  You begin to \n";
		cout<<"grow tired.  Should you stop and take a \n";
		cout<<"break somewhere, or should you keep going?\n";
		cout<<"A. take a break.\n";
		cout<<"B. keep going.\n";
		cin>>choice5;
		Sleep(3000);
		system("CLS");
		if (choice5= 'a' || 'A')
		{
			cout<<"You decide it's better to save your\n";
			cout<<"energy for another time.  You see an \n";
			cout<<"abandoned fast food restaurant and a \n";
			cout<<"dark subway station.  Which do you want\n";
			cout<<"to take a break in?\n";
			cout<<"A. the fast food.\n";
			cout<<"B. the subway.\n";
			cin>>choice6;
				if (choice6='a' || 'A')
				{
					cout<<"You figure the fast food restaurant\n";
					cout<<"will have some food left for you to \n";
					cout<<"eat, and you can see that it is safe.\n";
					cout<<"You enter the restaurant and see that\n";
					cout<<"it has been visited.  The walls are \n";
					cout<<"stained with blood, and the cabinets \n";
					cout<<"in the kitchen are torn apart and ruined\n";
					cout<<"from those monsters and most likely other\n";
					cout<<"survivors as well.  For how long do you \n";
					cout<<"want to rest here for?\n";
					cout<<"A. 1 hour\n";
					cout<<"B. 2 hours\n";
					cout<<"C. 3 hours\n";
					cout<<"D. 4 hours\n";
					cin>>choice7;
					Sleep(5000);
					system("CLS");
					if (choice7='a' || 'A')
					{
						cout<<"You decide to rest for a short 1 hour,\n";
						cout<<"then you get off and hit the road.\n";
					}
					else if (choice7='b' || 'B')
					{
						cout<<"You sleep for 2 hours, and when you wake up,\n";
						cout<<"you get back to the road.\n";\
					}
					else if (choice7='c' || 'C')
					{
					cout<<"You relax there for a good 3 hours, and you \n";
					cout<<"then get to the road.\n";
					}
					else if (choice7='d'|| 'D')
					{
						cout<<"You rest for a long 4 hours, before you\n";
						cout<<" get back to the road.\n";
					}
					Sleep(4000);
					system ("CLS");
					cout<<"You enjoy your break, but you know that you must\n";
					cout<<"get back on the road.  The skies are gloomy and\n";
				}
				else if (choice6-='b' || 'B')
				{
				}
		}
		else if (choice5='b' || 'B')
		{
		}
	}
	}	
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Where should I add a bracket to fix the problem?
I would first start by encompassing each if statement with a ending bracket.
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if (choice4='a' || 'A')
	{
		Sleep(4000);
		system("CLS");
		cout<<"You decide to go north for the time\n";
		cout<<"being.  Any direction is good, right?\n";
		cout<<"As you begin to run further north, the \n";
		cout<<"things chase after you.  You begin to \n";
		cout<<"grow tired.  Should you stop and take a \n";
		cout<<"break somewhere, or should you keep going?\n";
		cout<<"A. take a break.\n";
		cout<<"B. keep going.\n";
		cin>>choice5;
		Sleep(3000);
		system("CLS");
} // added 


And the correct way to check the if is..
if (choice4=='a' || choice4=='A')
You need double == to check for sameness. A single =, is to assign a value.
Alright. Thanks for the help. I was able to get it to work. Thanks!
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