WWI Simulation Student Journal: France & Montenegro

France 1913

After the Fraco-Prussian war Germany has been making major advancements in Europe. Not only have they taken our province of Alsace and Lorraine, they have also made great economic strides. I can’t let Germany become too powerful. I don’t know what their intentions are and I am weary of what their next move will be. I plan to mobilize my army in 1914 to help combat this uneasy feeling. As they get closer to my capital I also plan to deploy more troops into F1. As for Belgium being in the facility as well adding troops into this zone can help keep to honor their neutrality. I hope my allies help to depend on me as I will for them. I also want to ally with Montenegro in the future.

Montenegro 1913

Yay! Through our grit and hard work we came out successful in the Balkans war. Allowing us to finally become a kingdom. We have gained a mass amount of territory from Serbia and Albania, however with this location we are very isolated in Europe. With our allies being a sea away we need their help as much as possible. With the central powers being a short jaunt away, we can easily be overrun. I must in the future make treaties with my allies to depend on me. My first order of business is to make an alliance with France. However without any Navy I’ll have a hard time getting there. Maybe I should ally with Italy because of their close proximity and access to a navy. 

France 1914

After hearing word from Belgium I have agreed to help defend them against Germany. They have agreed to help me out in return but I must honor their neutrality. I have decided to mobilize after Serbia, my ally, assassinated Austria Hungary, Archduke Franz zferdinand. I fear that the central powers will take it out on the allied powers. Being that the Central powers are so close to me and Germany already has me on edge I feel this is the best move to keep my country at ease. Central powers have already taken it out on Russia, I fear that I will be next. The Central powers have defeated our allied navy in the Baltic sea, proving that they are a strong force to be reckoned with. I also want to move 1500 troops into f1 to help defend against the central movement to G2.

Montenegro 1914

Serbia has made an uprising not apologizing for their assisnation. The central powers have made it clear that they are unhappy with this and have banded together against the allied powers. They have made movement closer to us. I Fear the central powers will take over much more powerful Serbia. Although My beloved country needs us, the best thing for the allies would be to save Serbia and their impressive army. I feared this day would come. The scent of gunpowder is approaching. The sound of footsteps are baring near. There is light at the end of the tunnel, Romania has joined us in defending Serbia. We have come out victorious!

-Movement  to Serbia

France 1915

Getting word that Italy has joined the allied powers, this will be very beneficial in protecting our land. After seeing what the central powers have done to our navy in the baltic sea, I’m not going to take any chances. I will move my navy to the medittarean with hopes that It will be protected. I have also decided to help defend the north Sea after our allied victory. The central powers have stormed into belgium. I must help protect them, I will move 2282 troops into Belgium to help defend against the central powers. As well as moving my navy to the north sea to transport British troops to belgium. This will help defend my f1, in order to keep my capital. The central powers have also decided to attack italy. In order, to defend their land I will send 700 of my troops over to help. 

Montenegro 1915

Our allies at sea have been very active. We took a huge blow after our battle against the central powers. Losing almost half our troops has hurt us greatly. I must lay low to help recover against our major loss. Luckily, Italy has joined the allied powers. This will make it much easier for transportation with their navy in close proximity. They also can help defend us against the central powers aggressive approach in the event we were to be invaded. Bulgaria has allied with the central powers. This heat behind is very unnerving. 

France 1916

It’s a call for war, I want my land back and Italy is ready to bring the heat. In order to distract the German troops out of A1 we are going to battle in Austria Hungary’s A2. Although we may have lost its time to move on. I want to help defend italy but I also need to protect myself. I will move some troops to protect my country as well as some into f2 to provide my country with enough protection for any german aggression that may come. 

Montenegro 1916

My neighbors have decided to go to war in A3, I can hear the roar of the weapons. After the smoke has cleared, so many have been lost. It’s not looking good in the south. My people are starting to fear. The central powers are just too strong, we can’t win a battle with their numbers and their power. I have lost all hope they have moved into Serbia, we don’t have any hope. They are just too strong. The poison gas is filling our lungs. We are just too small. We are done for. Our wives, our children, I fear for what the central powers have in store for our people. 

France 1917

We have heard word that the United states has joined the allies, there is hope. With my excessive amount of troops in Belgium I will help Britain take G1 or at least weaken their troops. Well shoot, we have lost troops, I hope that poking the bear will not give them motivation to take belgium. Italy has asked for help in taking A2 although this may have the first time we have more troops. We can spare 500 troops with hopes to take our rightful land back. Once again we have fallen, there are just too many and just too strong. However their numbers are falling, and with the help of the United States we have hope. Britain has declared war in G1, another lost however they don’t know what we have in store. We have decided to go for G1 putting multiple troops into Belgium. Hopefully the third time’s the charm. Once again. But we have good News. We have taken back our land! Our precious Alsace and Lorraine it is back to their rightful owners. We are moving our navy to the Atlantic sea. This will provide transportation for British troops into Germany’s capital. This will be an essential move for Germany as they are the strongest link in the central powers. 

Montenegro 1917

Although they haven’t taken our land yet I fear the worst is upon us. I hope they believe we have mobization but the truth is we don’t have any. The only thing I have left is my allies to defend me. Now that navies have moved into the meditarrean I’m fearing their distance. We have lost one of our closest allies. Romania is gone, all I have now Is Greece and Italy. They are attacking Greece. We can’t move anything, Greece is all on their own. I left all alone. We are done. They haven’t attacked us yet. I can’t imagine the fear my people have. 

France 1918

Our soldiers are exhausted. This fight has gone on for too long. We can only hope that the war is drawing to a close with us on top. We are looking good but you never know what the central powers have up their sleeve. How dare they take back our rightful ground. That was ours for the taking. The cursed central powers ruined all of our hard work. The great travel through the forest was all for nothing. We gave it our all, we are very thankful for the United States army however it just wasn’t enough to defend them. We need Belgium, we’ll do everything we can to protect them. We have lost so many troops, we did everything we could but the central power had the numbers. With all of our efforts, we came in defeat.

Montenegro 1918

We are still alive but I fear not for long. We can only hope that the war is coming to the end. We have seen enough bloodshed, our poor citizens having been fearing for their lives for way too long. We have no troops, nothing to help defend, all the navy’s have left us. We’ll just lie low until our inevitable fate is to come. I can hear their troops moving, I don’t know what they are planning but I fear for our allies in the north. I feel a fight drawing near in the distance, we can only hope that the allies will win. It was a major victory, I now have Italy near to help defend me. We have Survived! The war is over! Even with having no troops we have survived. Our people couldn’t be more relieved.  

World War II Simulation Student Journals:

Britain P8 1938

War seems to be imminent. Germany has stepped over the line many times now, especially by invading Czechoslovakia.  It looks like Italy may join them, as well as many other countries in the central parts of Europe. As war starts to become a reality, we must set objectives to have a focused vision for the times ahead. 

In addition to those objectives, we have also set objectives that would help us very much towards war. 

  1. Keep Burma and have the Dutch East Indies in Allie control for their resources
  2. Keep Middle Eastern Lands in order to retain their resources
  3. Prevent Germany from Attacking the US from the East.

Britain P8 1939

 First year of war comes and goes. Poland is invaded and we have no possible way to help, so we must stay behind. This will drive us to start becoming more weary of war coming closer, which does happen. In this year, Germany invades both the Netherlands and Belgium. Because we only have few navies to try to reinforce both of these countries, we were not able to provide much help. We tried our best, but were no match for Germany’s quick and powerful armies. France pleiades for help, and thus we use as many forces as we can to fortify a line between Belgium and France. We do go on the offensive in Norway, in order to prevent Germany from having an easy line to go from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. We do this in order to protect the main British Island and prevent a quick attack of the US.

In Asia, Japan attacks the Indies. We try to defend, but because of Japan’s huge navy, we are unable to provide much help. We also fortify Burma in order to keep the largest supply of rubber. By having this rubber, we are able to make our allied troops better and provide France and China with better equipment.  Japan decides not to invade the US, which worries the Allies slightly. If Japan causes the US to help the Allies, we would have a huge advantage as they would be able to help with their many troops and a decent sized navy.

Britain P8 1940

Germany is on the hunt once again,and with the help of Italy, attacks our close friends, France! France claws and scratches its way to a victory, assisted by a few hundred British troops. This is a huge win for the Allies as it delays german Access to France. Another huge win is the USSR’s Alliance with us! With their help, we would be able to start a 2 front war with Germany, and also provide many troops to China to help defend Burma and take the Indies back. In the Middle East, Italy brings many troops to Libya, which alerts us to a possible attack coming to some of our sources of Oil in Iraq and Iran. 

We talk to the Italian president and find out that they may want to revisit their Alliance with Germany. After the loss against France, and USSR’s turn to the Allies, Germany starts to seem more and more vulnerable. We may be able to convince Italy by offering them some resources and promising some land in the middle east. If we are to get Italy, Europe would be able to surround Germany into defeat, ending the European Side of the war. We are very hopeful in these negotiations.

Britain P8 1941

Burma has been taken over! The japanese have taken all but 100 of British and Chinese troops, leaving us very little hope other than Russia. We could send troops from the middle east, but since we have so little there anyway, they may not be much help. Negotiations with Italy were not as productive as we hoped. But as Germany loses more and more troops, and with the new inclusion of the USA, we may be able to convince them in a year or two. Also, the US will be a massive help on both fronts, but especially in the war against Japan. Now that we have the US, getting Burma back will be much less difficult than before. We have also decided to move as many British Navy as we can to the Western US to be able to provide much help in 1942 and 1943. By sending ships through the south pacific, we can bypass Hawaii and the Japanese. Things are looking up for us in this war, and when we can convince Italy to flip, Germany will be overwhelmed.

Britain P8 1942

Japan has left it’s defenses in Burma alone, and by isolating the former British Colony, we are able to retake it for the abundant rubber. This is huge as it gives the Allies another year of great resources and thus, more powerful armies. Britain is also able to isolate Holland and E Prussia, which is giving Germany fits and may be just enough to let Italy switch sides. US troops are starting to arrive in France to defend from any German attacks, and Italy is starting to pull troops from Libya, possibly to reinforce Italy if they ever switch sides. We expect Germany to start taking back troops into the eastern part of Poland and to retake E Prussia and the Netherlands, and possibly even try an attack on France.If they do strike, we believe it will be a last effort, and if we are able to hold them off, will mean a very certain end for Germany. 

Britain P8 1943

Germany has stayed very uncharacteristically calm and passive.  Britain and the USA are bringing more and more troops to France by the day, making it harder and harder for Germany to take over France, which means that Germany is either very stupid or very bold to think they could take on a fully supported France. Italy seems to also not want to join the allies, and because of this, we decide to invade Libya with France. In the middle east, all of the troops are being concentrated into Iran to be able to connect with India and by 1945, be able to reach Burma. This is a very difficult task and we hope that Japan does not catch on to these movements and let’s us set up for a final stand in India. Other than that, the year was calm with very little movement all around.

Britain P8 1944

The allies have finally decided it is time to retake Belgium and go for a final push for Germany. There was a large fight in Belgium, but the allies were easily able to take it over. The end result of the battle left many British, French, and American troops left in Belgium, and possibly enough to take over Germany next year. In Asia, the USSR and British Troops have been stationed in Iran to make a final push towards India and Burma. USSR Troops in NW China and Manchuko will also help in the fight in Asia, and while they may not be able to help directly in Burma, they can help distract the Japanese. A small fight between Italy and Britain happened in Palestine, but it was uneventful and the holy land only exchanged for a single turn. Next year will be the decider, the finale, and the Ultimate showdown. Will the Allies be able to defeat Germany on its home turf? Will Italy ever switch sides like it promised too? Will India and Burma be taken back with the help of USSR. We will have to find out.

Britain P8 1945

We may have lost the battle, but with 2 more years we would have won the war.  A giant battle, with many American, British, and French Troops, ensued in Germany. The outcome of the battle: a close loss. But, they were left with few troops in Germany, and 1 more shipment of troops from the US could have taken over the entirety of Europe. Just before the attack, Italy joined the Allies after we threatened to invade and they saw that Germany was moving everything into their capital. They were able to help us out against Austria and be able to not have to worry about them when we attacked Germany. Other than that, there was a small, useless fight in Egypt from Italy early in the round, where all that happened was an exchange of troops and Navys. Because of the concentration and intenseness of the fight in Europe, the Asian part of the map was ignored. If there was more time, the USSR and Iran would have gone for an offensive in India and Burma to reclaim British colonies. This year ends with little German Troops, a defenseless France, and a war without a conclusive end. World War 2 Simulation

WW1 Student Journal Russia

Russia 8 1913

We have heard that an all inclusive war will be happening in Europe soon. Being apart of the Allies, we hope to stick together throughout the war. We would love to ally with some smaller, but important countries. As a country, we will honor our alliance with the Allies. We plan to mobilize our troops and take control of the Dardanelles Strait. Taking control of the Dardanelles Strait would be a huge move for us, as the rest of the Allies would be able to get supplies to us.

Russia 8 1914

The war has officially started in Europe. I have started a secret alliance with Japan. Even though they took over Manchuria, they have a strong navy that can help me in the long run. Although I have lost some troops in battles against Germany and the Ottoman Empire, I plan on moving troops to R2. My plan is to gather enough troops to attack Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. I plan on sticking to my alliance with Serbia by attacking Austria-Hungary soon. I hope to start an alliance with Romania so they can help me attack Austria as well. The Allies have been discussing and have plans to ally with Italy and disconnect Austria and Germany.

Russia 8 1915

The war is getting real in Europe. We have not been attacked since the first time, but the Ottoman Empire, Germany, and Austria-Hungary are gathering troops to attack me. As the Allies, we want to attack Austria-Hungary in A3 and the Ottoman Empire in O1. If Russia doesn’t lose many troops next round, I can be a lot of help to attacking both Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. I haven’t been able to help Serbia by attacking Austria-Hungary, but I hope to do that soon. I also hope to gain power of the Dardanelles Strait by attacking O1. Hopefully, us Allies can pull Romania over to our side and get their help in our fight against the Central Powers.

Russia 8 1916

As the Allies, we have made some moves. After adding Romania to the Allies, we were able to attack Austria-Hungary and Germany. Even though we did this, I still lost some of my land. As a country, we did not feel comfortable attacking the Ottoman Empire or Austria-Hungary. Having low troop rankings has made it hard for us to attack and feel confident that we won’t lose all of our troops. This has made it hard to complete objectives. I have a feeling that Germany and Austria-Hungary are going to attack us again tomorrow. If the other Allies on the other side of Europe can convince them to move their troops that way, we might have a chance to be safe next round. As the years go on, this is more and more stressful.

Russia 8 1917

We all knew that this would happen. Russia has surrendered. To help the Allies, I sent a majority of my troops to R3 to try and take my land back. This ended up backfiring as our country had to surrender after losing to many troops. This was the only chance for us to get our land back to achieve some objectives. We ended up breaking into a civil war and losing ⅓ of our land. We also lost ⅓ of our population and ¾ of our industries. All we have left is 200 navy to transport troops for other Allies. We tried to get ourselves back into the war, but that did not work out.

Russia 8 1918

Russia is still in a civil war. We have been watching the rest of the real war unfold. It’s sad to see our Allies lose so much land during the last year of the war. Even though we care about our Allies fighting, we have had bigger problems. This civil war seems like it could go on for years and years. I just hope nothing like this happens again in Europe.

World War 1 Student Journal Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary 8 Introduction

The war has just started! Austria Hungary is feeling very very very upset when one of our great leaders, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by a slavic nationalist, Gavrilo Princip. We as Austria-Hungary can’t take this anymore. We have been very self centered but when one of our own dies, we can’t just sit there a watch. We plan to attack Serbia and make them pay for what they did to our country. They soon will feel the sorrow that we have now. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1914

The war has begun. 1914 the Central Powers had the advantage to attack Russia and Serbia. Sadly we all lost all battles and are soldiers too. We need to gather more troops into one of our lands to start attacking bigger and better countries. Austria is not going down without a fight, win or lose, we are Austrians and are ready for whatever can come to us. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1915

Day 2 in the war, and the Central Powers had victories!!! We took out Serbia with the help of the Central Powers, and all the countries around us wanted pay back. So Russia wanted to fight more but as the Central Powers we fought together hard and strong and came out victorious! The war has just begun and secret alliances are forming, and nobody knows. We come up with the most hard core plan and they better watch out. I see that they are struggling, they meaning the Allies. We are coming in strong and they better watch out from the CENTRAL POWERS!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1916

Day 3 in the war, it was a good day for the allies, not for the Central Powers. We fought and fought but we lost 2 chunks of our land. One from Germany and one from ours. It is not over yet! We did destroy a big chunk of Russia’s land and is going to slowly creep up on them and hopefully sooner or later we will take over their government and they will shut down. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1917

It was our turn to take revenge. We put everything out there and wished for the best. Us and Germany took back the land that we lost, and that was our first victory of the day. Next we decided to take over Romania with the help of Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. We defeated them and took over their land. We wanted to do something big, so we declared war with Greece, with Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, but we sadly lost, and lost troops. We had to protect ourselves so we did some movements to keep our land. The allies were very strong, they attacked part of our land and were successful. We sadly lost our capital city, which means there is no chance we can gain troops through them. Russia fell into pieces and their country was demolished. That is a pretty good advantage for us. We will work harder and stronger to the best we can do to make our country and the Central Powers proud!

Austria-Hungary 8 1918

It was a rocky road and all, but we still stand up tall. We had a lot of ups and downs, but we as the Central Powers took over and fought and fought for each other to stay up and running. We gained our regular territory back and even demolished some parts of Italy. We gained our territory as a whole and we are proud to be part of the Central Powers, and especially proud to represent the one and only Austria-Hungary.

World War I Student Journals Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary 8 1913

Our country is in great peril! Our only heir to the throne has been killed by a Serbian nationalist! I think we are going to declare war on Serbia, as it is their governments fault our beloved Archduke Franz Ferdinand is dead! This will set off a lot of alliances, but Serbia must be punished!! The intelligence report says that Serbia has more soldiers than us, but we have more reserves. Some things that concern me are that Russia is allianced to Serbia, and has so many soldiers. Also, France is allianced with Russia and Great Britain is allianced with France, so if we declare war on one, we are basically declaring war on all three. However, we have Germany on our side.  My plan is to take out France as early as possible, so that Great Britain can’t transport soldiers over to France for reinforcements. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1914

Notes:

  • Germany attacked Russia
  • Ottoman attacked Russia
  • We attacked Serbia

Today, things did not go our way. However, while we didn’t reign victorious in today’s battles, I believe the central powers will win this war. To appease the slavic people, we publicly announced that we are giving them representation in our government. Hopefully that will keep them from rebellion and keep them happy finally! Ever since we annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina, they have been enraged because of their nationalism, so if they have representation, that should satisfy them. We must gain access to the Aegean sea zone! But one piece of land stands in our way:Serbia. My intelligence however has said that they have to have extremely skilled soldiers, because they took little damage from our fight today. Our plan now is to attack Serbia with 500 of my soldiers, 280 of Bugarias soldiers, and 200 Ottoman soldiers, and hopefully that is enough to take out Serbia! I am discussing with Romania and Greece’s presidents so that hopefully we can ally and we can all go for Serbia at the same time, for an all around attack, and no one can help them! The best part about this is that this will also be able to help me get a route to the Aegean sea zone. Either way, we cannot fight a two-front war. We cannot fight Russia and France/Great Britain at the same time!  I think the best way to fight France is to go through Italy. I’m pretty sure that we will have to be forceful in doing so, but that is the most effective way, and safest way, to destroy the Allies! Although we could go through Belgium, Great Britain is extremely close and can transport an abundance of soldiers very quickly. Through Italy, they have to move soldiers over. Tomorrow we take over Serbia and ally with Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece! Let’s do this!!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1915

  • Italy attacked Austria
  • Me, ottoman, and Bulgaria attacked Serbia
  • Britain’s navy attacked Germany’s navy

Today was a win for the central powers. We won every battle today, which gives me hope for the future! It was a little overkill, but Bulgaria, Ottoman, and my troops all attacked and defeated the ones who started this whole mess! I know the Allied powers are planning something with all the moving they did today, and I’m afraid that we might fight a two-front war, which is really bad and will defeat us quickly. The Allied Powers removed Romania from their group because of releasing information, so I’m planning on publicly allying with them tomorrow. I’m planning on allying with Greece tomorrow, which gives us more troops to move. France’s 4000 troops and Italy’s 2556 troops in Italy scares me. If they attack us, I’m afraid we won’t be able to defend against them. Our plan moving forward is moving troops to the borders to defend against the allies. Our plan is to let them invade us, so we are moving so we can back up our troops to get ready for the attack.

Austria-Hungary 8 1916

  • Italy, france attacked us and took A2
  • We attacked Russia, and gained R3
  • Great britain attacked germany, but failed twice

Today I learned of the traitor Romania! Now, we must take Romania out alongside the other allied powers! I think we need to place a deadly blow on Romania as soon as possible! Like I said previously, France’s and Italy’s troops attacked our weakest place, where Germany couldn’t come to our aid. Since we lost A2, we need to get that back immediately with the help of our friends! I think my plan is to rather attack a deadly blow on Romania or attack G2 and try to take that over. My thought is that they can only move 1000 troops through the forest to help back up G2, so this may be our only chance to take it over. I am losing hope after today. The whole class is now against us and we do not have enough troops to fight them all. We will have a meeting tomorrow to talk about which point to attack. At this point, we need to take a lot of their troops out fast, with not a lot of losses.

Austria-Hungary 8 1917

  • Us and Germany took over G2
  • We took over Romania
  • Ottoman and Bulgaria tried to take Greece, but lost

Russia surrendered!!! Now that Russia is not a problem anymore, we can focus all the rest of our troops to the western fight! We got back G2 from the allies, and destroyed Romania, the traitors! Finally Romania got what it deserved! While the allies took A1 from us, our first priority is to get it back! With tomorrow being the last day, we need to send all our troops to A1 and A2 to get our land back/attempt to get our land back! I think the Allies are going to do a little war, but in the end bring all the US troops over and just destroy us with all the new additions they get from them. I’m guessing that they will either attack Germany or attack Serbia to connect Greece to them. Then, they will bring all of the US troops over to fight for them. For us, its balls to the wall and using all our troops to go as far west as possible. Our last objective we need to complete is to retain our original territory, so we will do whatever it takes to do just that! Which area we attack depends on what the allies do, so let’s see what they do and get that bread!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1918

  • Great Britain attacked G1
  • Allies attacked G2
  • Allies attacked Serbia
  • We took back A1
  • We took back A2
  • We took I1
  • We took Serbia
  • Bulgaria tried to take Greece, but lost

War is over! We ended up finishing all of our objectives, and getting extra land in the process! I’m honestly tired of all the bloodshed that has happened in the past years and am happy for it to be all over. Hopefully, we can create some peace between the European countries and keep long-lasting peace. There are basically no troops left on land, and most cities are destroyed. With more time, I believe we could take all of Europe and destroy the Allies even more. I am thankful that the US wasn’t able to bring many troops over, as it is reported that they have very strong soldiers, and they have many more than we could’ve handled. At some points, I had lost hope and was just trying to hold on, but I think in the end, we came out victorious! But I think we lost more than we gained in this war…..  My plan is to not get involved in war ever again, unless it involves my country specifically. 

WW1 Student Journal Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire 1913 – 

Today was a day to strategize, and Sydney and I did just that. We found out that our army isn’t the most powerful, but by using our allies, we have a good opportunity to win this war. Germany, one of our best allies, has the best army around. If we can keep them close to us, we could dominate together. 

Austria-Hungary is mourning the death of their leader. They are one of our allies as well, so we already have the news that they will be declaring war. We have allied with Bulgaria, mostly because we can go through their land, being able to reach Italy by foot. This war will not leave our hands, this is our time to rise to glory!

Ottoman Empire 1914 – 

Germany has declared war on Russia, and due to our alliance, we declared on them too. We know that because Russia is not technologically advanced, we used poison gas. Poison gas has a high chance of working when the country is not technologically advanced. Germany sent 230 troops with poison gas, but it wasn’t enough to defeat them, same for us. We were both dominated, and it hurt us big time. Because of our alliance with Bulgaria, we were able to move 200 of our troops there, helping our defense against the aggressive Italy. We are in a good position right now, and are prepared for 1915. 

Ottoman Empire 1915 – 

Today our main objective is to take over Serbia, most importantly because it is one of our objectives. First off, we have a major problem on our hands. Italy is attacking a part of Austria-Hungary, trying to capture their land. We don’t have any troops nearby to defend, but Germany came in to help. Sadly, Italy was successful and we lost a part of Austrias’ land. Now, onward to Serbia. We sent in plenty of troops to attack using some of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and us. We captured Serbia with little effort. 

Lastly, Germanys’ navy battled Britians’ navy in the North Sea Zone. This was a huge risk for us because the British Navy is incredibly strong. Somehow we beat Britain with room to spare. This year was full of accomplishments, but we need to recapture Austria-Hungary’s land soon. 

Ottoman Empire 1916 – 

To start off, Germany, our alli, moved troops into Russian land. We have a major battle at stake. If we can defeat Russia and take over this part of land, we take over the Crimea, which is one of our objectives. Statistics are on our side. Germany has the best army in the war, compared to the Russian empire, which is pathetic. Along with poison gas, we won the battle! 

Italy moved troops into the previous land they took over from Austria-Hungary. We need to attack Italy soon to recapture the land. 

Finally, Germany defended greatly against Great Britain. They attacked a key part of land in northern Germany, but failed twice. This was a huge win, proving how strong the Central Powers are!

Ottoman Empire 1917 – 

Russia has surrendered! Their government failed and left the war. This is huge for us because we had to leave most of our troops on the eastern part of our country in order to keep Russia out of our territory. We are one step closer to winning this war.

Our main objective as a country today was to take over Romania, this is one of our objectives. This is a revenge attack. Romania signed an alliance with us, but left us for our enemies! Capturing Romania will prove to them that they should’ve never left the Central Powers. By using our troops and German troops , we dominated Romania. The war is far from over. 

We need to capture some of Italy’s land, and  recapture Austria-Hungarys’ land. If so, there is a very good chance the war will end. 

Ottoman Empire 1918 – 

Today is the last push. As our country, we need to take over Greece, which shouldn’t be hard. They only have 58 troops left and Frances’ 250. But first, to be fair with our allies, we need to recapture A2 with Austria-Hungary and Germany. France took over some of Germany’s land, but we returned the favor and got it back. This is a very close war, with the Allies and the Central powers are in a deep hatred with one another. They are trying to deplete our forces, but are failing miserably going up against our well prepared troops. With all of our last strength, we took over a part of Italy, recaptured part of Austria-Hungary, and recaptured Serbia. We were not able to take over Greece. Our troops were not in the right position to attack, a mistake by us.

Victory!! Victory!! The Central powers which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and us, the Ottoman Empire, defeated the Allies. It is a great feeling. Being able to defeat Romania, who backstabbed us and left our alliance, and then taking it over was a fantastic feeling. The War was successful, with very little losses for us. We kept our original territory, took over several countries, and lost few soldiers. We cannot wait to come back and celebrate with the wonderful country, the best country, and don’t forget, the winning country, the Ottoman Empire!

WWI Student Journals Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1913:

We’ve made some strategic moves for the future this year. We need to take back Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. We’ve made this easier by signing an alliance with Bulgaria. You know what they say: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The Central Powers have a plan in place and will put it to the test in 1914. May God help us all.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1914:

We’ve brought Bulgaria into our circle, and it’s proved to be a good decision so far. Germany and our great Empire went up against Russia and the outcome wasn’t what we had hoped. We’ll leave them alone for now, though. There’ve been whispers from Italy planning to take our country. We’ve made strategic moves to avoid this treasonous move though. Bulgaria has let us move troops into its country. We’re going to help Austria-Hungary take down Serbia. Long live the Ottomans.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1915:

The Allied Powers claimed Italy as one of their own like an eagle swooping to claim fish from a river. We really would’ve liked an alliance with them, but we’re fine without it and know what they plan to do. We attacked Greece for the first time today, but Italy came to its aid and we suffered a gross defeat there, but our plans still hold and we will come to the aid of those who helped us. Romania has joined our team and she is proving to be a useful and resourceful ally. 

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1916

We were fools to believe that Romania would ever truly leave the allies to join us. She left us cold and in the dust. All of the top secret intel she received, she fed back to the Allies. We lost a lot today, but We’ll come back stronger, like a phoenix from the ashes. We heard that Russia planned to take O2 and begin its tirade to the Dardanelles Strait, which we know from undercover moles, is something they desperately need. To counteract this, we moved as many troops as we could spare from our capital, to protect our border with Russia.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1917

We really showed them who’s boss. We recaptured G2, we took back Austria-Hungary’s territories, and we took Romania. Russia has collapsed into Civil war, and just in time, for we also took their western front, regaining the Crimea. An incredibly successful year, but we won’t take it lightly, because we still suffered heavy losses. We will be smart moving forward, but for now, we celebrate our magnificent wins.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1918

We came into this year with high hopes, but we weren’t so lucky. Despite the allies endless attempts, we were able to protect Germany and the Austria-Hungarians from the Allied Powers. We gave our last attempt to take Greece, but it was for nothing and we were still defeated. If not for Italy’s incredibly disciplined army, we would have won, but unfortunately, they made a strategic decision that we didn’t account for. We thought that they would move to help in Austria-Hungary, but in the upset of the century, they moved all their troops to Greece and the impact was less than in our favor. Though not completely successful in the end, we regained most of our lost territories for the Ottomans, and for that, we’re forever grateful.

World War One Student Journal Italy

Italy, P8, 1913, The Archduke of Austria Hungary was killed. This will have major consequences we fear. Austria has many allies and if 1 nation attacks it will bring many more nations to the battlefield. 

I think Austria will not respond kindly to this. With the knowledge that the assassin was a Serbian Nationalist I think this will lead to fighting between the 2 nations. Italy has no plan to interfere with this at the moment.

Italy, P8, 1914, Austria gave a speech and it implied they will not let this go. This is going to lead to fighting all over Europe and will throw all nations into chaos. Our plan is to remain neutral for now and not get involved in this war unless forced to by an attacking nation.

Bulgaria and Germany also made an alliance which means they are preparing to attack. We are inching closer to battle.

Germany attacked Russia but were unsuccessful in trying to conquer Russia’s land. Battle is finally upon us. Russia then faced another attack from the Ottoman Empire. Russia was again successful at defending their land. This is good news for the Allies of Russia.

Austria Hungary is now making an attack upon Serbia. This has no effect on us as we have a defensive alliance with Austria and they are going on the aggressive. We don’t support this behavior and will be no help to them. Serbia was successful in defending their land and didn’t suffer any major losses.

Our plans for the future include allying with the allies and joining our forces in order to defeat the central powers.

Italy, P8, 1915, Our plan was a success and we joined forces with the allies. We simply don’t agree with the actions of our old alliances we had set defensively. They went on the attack and we supported none of it.

Today we set siege apon Austria with the help of our fellow ally Serbia. Unfortunately our attack was unsuccessful. We plan to regroup and plan ahead for our next move. We plan to be more prepared for the next attack and bring in more allies and troops in hopes of success.

Our strategy and plan is to bring in support troops from France to support our next attack against Austria. With the fellow support I think this should be an easy victory for the allies.

Italy, P8, 1916, Our plans went exactly as expected. With the help of France we easily conquered some of Austria’s territory. With the momentum on our side we have no plans on slowing down. 

Our strategy moving forward is to try and weaken Germany’s troops as they are our biggest threat at the moment. Once they are weakened and can no longer provide solid defense for Austria we plan to conquer it.

  Great Britain weakened part of Germany’s troops which helped move forward. Our allies also attacked the Ottoman empire but were not successful in their attack.

We suffered major losses in an attempt to conquer more of Austria. With this setback we plan to regroup and wait for support from Russia and the United states.

Italy, P8, 1917, We went on the offensive and gained a lot of ground against Austria. We were successful in both of our attacks and gained the land we were hoping for.

We also have the help of the US on our side too now.

Our plan is to move US and Great Britians troops in position for defense in the central powers upcoming attacks. I am worried we won’t be able to defend though. We don’t have time to get enough of US and Great Britain’s troops in position for defense. Without their support the central powers have us heavily outnumbered.

Italy P8, 1918, We were struck hard by the powers in 2 different locations and lost almost all of our troops in these battles. We simply didn’t have the supplies to get US and Great Britain’s troops to the battlefield for support. We were heavily outnumbered without the help from our fellow allies and got totally wiped out.

The loss of Italy’s homeland signified the end of the war for us. We lost all our conquered territory as well as our troops in one last stand. The central powers have won the war.

World War 1 Student Journal Great Britain

Great Britain 8 1913

Things are heating up in Europe. Hell broke loose in Austria when the Archduke was shot by a Serb. We’re all a little flustered. Serbia appears to be relying on us for defense, as no doubt, this has rattled most European armies. In honoring our alliances, I’m afraid that—what is likely to happen with our adversaries as well—we could all be dragged into a slew of battle if it gets bloody.

To secure our friends southeast, should they be recruited to go against us or be attacked otherwise, we, Great Britain, will seek out a public alliance with Portugal for their protection and our security.

I plan for a private alliance with Belgium. One of our objectives is to protect their neutrality, and we can do this by coming to their defense if they should be attacked or convinced to join our adversaries…we will defend freedom above all else.

Great Britain 8 1914

This year, the Central Powers drew first blood. Our close ally, Russia, was brutally attacked and left defenseless with no way to bring enough troops to their defense from the East.

This is what the Central Powers do not know:

  • Italy has signed a secret alliance with France. We were able to convince the Ottoman Empire that Italy’s objectives were to acquire Ottoman land.
  • Romania is working to infiltrate the Central Powers through a false alliance, and next year France will release a statement publicly “banning them” from our table.

These strategic battles will define Great Britain until we find cause to enter from the West, though we must soon utilize our navy in the south to capture the sea.

We need to secure the Dardanelles or Russia will face their death, but I fear my other allies are not so concerned with Russia’s wellbeing.

Great Britain 8 1915

We have developed poison gas—a power that will no doubt go to use.

Romania has been banned from our alliance—or so the central powers think. Portugal poses as their way of information while we feed them fallacies.

Great Britain is paralyzed. With no naval power in the Atlantic, we can only move to Belgium—an alliance will be made.

Russia is falling behind in strength, and though their numbers do not fall, their resources are few. The western Ottoman Empire is our greatest objective for the time being. We must open the Dardanelles immediately…or we shall risk losing this war.

Great Britain 8 1916

We attacked on the Northwestern front of Germany. With no submarines in the water, each of these attacks asure success in weakening the army! And if they are busy having petty fights up here, they’ll not be able to pay any attention to what is happening south of their border with our Austrian conquest…Romania has come to our aid, and we brought down a hammer on South Austria-Hungary. Let’s continue the fight on every front!

Great Britain 8 1917

Russia has fallen! Their internal conflict is ruining any chance of unison as a country to fight in this war. They have no supplies and no strength; the end has drawn near for them, and we did not have the means to be of help.

Great Britain will continue to attack Northern Germany, as it is proving successful in occupying their troops, rather than moving to fight against France in the South. The forest has proven to be a difficult passage, but I know France will power through.

We have aided France in many gains, but the fight is hard. We will persist!

Great Britain 8 1918

This year marks the end. We were overpowered by Germany and Austria-Hungary. Here in time, they’ve taken Romania, Serbia, and parts of Russia and Italy. France has no more troops. The United States and Great Britain have limited means by which to send them.

The real war has drawn to an end. We have all lost what we bet on it—immensely.

Our people, our homes, our hope—dwindling to nothingness.

I fear that all that is left is to have a prayer.

World War I Student Journal United States

America 8, 1913

The Archduke of Austria Hungary had just been killed by a Serbian. In one way or another AH will take this in a seriously negative way. I’m talking about war, and AH has allies. When one goes to war, so does the other, this is not going to end well. Our plan is to stay out of it, stay as neutral for as long as we can until there is no other choice. I hope it won’t have to come to that. 

America 8, 1914

Bulgaria and Germany have made an Alliance. We have been keeping ourselves on the down low, but I feel we won’t be able to keep this act forever. When the time comes, we will form alliances to protect ourselves. 

(Play by Play) Germany has attacked Russia with 230 troops in R3, but they did not defeat Russia. Ottiman Empire has attacked Russia, sending in 200 troops to R4 , hopefully taking down their defense. Russia was again successful in defending their land. AH attacked Serbia with 34 troops, will it be enough? Seems not, Serbia held its ground and won. The Slaves now have representation of AH. 

Seems war is raging on in Europe, yet we will remain neutral. We can’t afford to jump into another war half assed.  

America 8, 1915

These are desperate times. Thanks to our friends in Europe, we lost 128 fellow Amercians when the British Passenger Liner, Lusitania, was attacked by German U-boats. We have not the resources to plunge ourselves into war just yet. We haven’t readied ourselves for such a task. But, I see our neutrality will not last forever. If this war does not end soon, we will join the war. For the loss of our brothers and sisters on the Lusitania, and for every man and women before them. We will take down Germany. 

(Play by Play) Italy has joined the Allies. AH, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire all declared war on Serbia. The Central powers were victorious. The Ottoman Empire moved 1000 troops to o2. AH 900 from A1 to A2. Belgium has joined the Allies. Russia moved 2000 troops from R1 to R4. They also moved 1500 R1 to R3. France moved — troops from F1 to F2. Great Britain moved 2500 to Belgium. 

America 8, 1916

Romania has joined the Allies. Our rage has been brewing, and the fighting in Europe has been growing. With the alliances, and the domination, with everything. If this keeps going, there may not BE a Eruope left. If we join the war and take out the problem (Germany) the war will end. Our revenue will grow once again. I think it’s worth the hassle. We will begin to train troops for the battle yet to come. Be ready Germany

(Play-by-Play) France and Italy are attacking A2 of AH. Ottoman has moved 100 troops to Serbia. The Allies were victorious. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 1308 troops. The Central Powers, using poison gas, managed to keep their land and emerge victorious. France and Russia are attacking R2. The Ottoman empire is moving 1000 troops to defend. The Ottoman Empire was victorious. The Central Powers (Germany and AH) are attacking in R3 with over 5000 troops. Russia defends with 1568, but lost. The Central Powers moved 600 from G1 to G2 for a stronger defence. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 654 troops. Italy and France are attacking A1. The Allies lost. France is attacking G2 with 1000 troops, and won. 

America 8, 1917

Germany has made an alliance with our neighboring country Mexico. We have officially joined the war, allying with the Allies. We plan to move 500 troops to F1 France to attack Germany. 

(Play-by-play) Germany and AH are attacking G2 with over 1500 troops. America (me) is sending 500 troops to help protect G2. Germany and AH are attacking Romania. Romania was lost, the Central Powers were victorious. The Ottoman Empire is attacking Greece. Italy is sending their 559 to defend. The Allied Powers won, and Greece is still safe. Great Britain is attacking Germany in G1 with 1308 troops. Central Powers won. Russia is attacking R3 with 6420 troops. 

Russia collapsed on Nov 26 1917. They surrendered! 

(Play-by-play) Italy is attacking A1. The Allies were victorious.

America 8, 1918

(Play-by-play) America and the Allies moved troops to G2 and won. Italy is now attacking the Ottoman Empire and Serbia. The Allies successfully captured Serbia. AH and Germany are attacking G2. Allies failed to defend and lost G2. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 1152 troops. Britain lost all of its troops and lost G1.

The war is not going our way. We have no one to protect in Italy or France, if the Central powers really wanted to, they could destroy us all. And there is nothing for us to do. We have lost.