Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, Soviet Union

Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: We currently have Soviet Union citizens leaving our country, we will not have that because I don’t want them being corrupted by these capitalist countries. We will not be losing our citizens today.

Strategy: I plan on attacking Turkey to start off the war. This is because they have 2 nuclear missiles there and we need to shut that off right away. We have now begun to move troops into other countries in order to prepare for war in the other countries. 

Day 1:

Thoughts: NATO has now moved into defcon 4, once they get to defcon 2 we plan to activate our launch on warning in order to scare NATO into not launching. By then we hope to have a lot of their missiles deactivated so that if they do launch, not a lot will happen to our country but a lot will happen to theirs. NATO has begun to attack East Germany, this is a big mistake on their part.  We activated Launch on warning because they have moved to Defcon 2. 

Strategy: We have now begun to defend East Germany from the attack from NATO. They won this battle but with a big loss, we will attack them in order to get revenge. We also plan on taking out Greece in order to have easy attack access into Italy. We see that they dont have a lot of troops, this will be an easy win. NATO has now begun to move troops into west Germany, this will make the battle a little harder but we will still proveil. We have won the battle against greece with very minimal losses.  Our attack on Greece, East Germany, and Yugoslavia has been successful and our chances of victory over Europe are looking better.  Right now we are attacking Italy and we have won.  

Day 2:

Thoughts: We know that NATO is on defcon 2 and that they are most likely going to launch their missiles today. We hope to deactivate as many as we can so that the damage dealt to our country is very minimal. We were really hoping to take over Britain as well as France today but we might only be able to get to France before the missiles are launched. Right now, NATO is taking over Cuba which gets rid of our secret missiles stationed in Cuba. Strategy: Today we plan on taking over France and ensuring our hold on France. They have launched their tactics on west Germany and Italy, taking out a lot of our troops, but we still have a very good chance of winning this battle. I don’t know what to do at this point because I know that if I move troops forward then they will just use more tactical nukes to take out our troops. We only moved troops this time because we didn’t want to lose any more troops to battle. We are waiting for their advancement so we can take them out with tactical nukes. They are beginning to move their troops into west Germany, but we will tactical nuke them in order to keep them on their side. We moved troops into Norway because we wanted to be able to take over Denmark from Norway if we are able to do that. I am going to send all of the troops I can from Norway into Denmark to try and take out those troops. We found ourselves in a stalemate, so we are just going to send our nukes

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Germany

1938 – Hitler and Moussilini are incredibly powerful as they have allied with each other. Stalin has created a pact with Hitler as well so they do not fight each other. Us and Great Britian need to be patient as to wait for the U.S. to fortify eventually. As soon as we have waited successfully we will try to penetrate Germany. Right now, we need to stand our ground. We need to attain as many allies as we can to strategically weave through the German ideology. The Soviet Union will be at their heels as well. We will need to be strong, and knowing Germany, they will stop at nothing to try and take over any land. 

1939 – During this time, the Italian try to negotiate a Treaty in which they can take North East Africa as long as they do not fight the Allies. This was discussed with us, France. We should’ve taken the deal because now he may try to attack the French. Germany invaded P1 in Poland. Poland was incredibly vulnerable considering the Soviets are Nuetral at this point, so they can’t help out the Polish. At this point, the Axis were attacking everything, but maybe not what the Allies expected them to attack. Japan attacked the Dutch East Indies, which was where some of our rubber came from. Germany decided to attack the other side of Poland as well, P2. Japan attacked French Indo Africa as well. 

1940 – We are under attack! The Germans and Italian attacked us and took a lot of casualties. Italy is still being stubborn but hopefully we can ally with them soon. They should ally with us once we figure out how to weaken the Germans. The Americans are still thinking about joining, but they haven’t been attacked yet. Japan is very strong so we need to find a way to rely on the U.S. to eventually join. At this time, this was Japan’s chance to attack and try to take down China. The Slovakian troops came and fortified the Chinese so it made it harder for the Japanese to penetrate the mainland, but they still did significant damage.

1941 – It was now the Soviet’s turn to make moves. First, they took Manchukuo with an incredible amount of troops. With a low army rating, against the Japanese, they would suffer several several casualties. Then they made their way around Japan to their countries that were undefended and vulnerable. They eventually will try and take more, but its tough against the strong Japanese. The British needs to take the border countries of Egypt, Arabia, etc. The USSR wanted to expand their land, so they attacked Finland. Germany decided they needed to get the Soviets back. They decided to invade Romania, and eventually took it. 

1942 – Albania and Greece were on Italy’s mind during 1942. They wanted to go from the ground up, taking small countries. They took Yugoslavia momentarily. Bulgaria came and helped them out. Germany invaded Denmark as well. The British stunned Germany so they couldn’t fortify and Latvia stunned Germany. The allies moved 1 of Lithuania’s troop to East Prussia to take the territory. The we stunned the German’s mainland so no fortifications as well. China then stunned India so they couldn’t reinforce their fierce Japanese troops. China did the same thing to South Central China as well there Japan had previously invaded. The Netherlands took their troop and attained the West Pecific region of Japan as well. The USA grabbed Burma later, which has most all the rubber in the simulation. 

1943 – At this point, Germany seems to be the most passive country in the Simulation, which is incredibly stupid on Germany’s part. Another dabocle that took place was that Italy was still irritated with the French because they had not accepted their deal they had given the French. They soon attacked the border country of French North Africa, and tried to take the land the French had denied the Italian in their dead deal. The British came in and reinforced, preventing the Italian to take over the land. Italy was pretty much a one man show, and barely had any other troop anywhere else besides their mainland. This was also the year Japan was required in their objectives to attack the U.S. This was great news to the allies because they knew the Americans would join us if their were attacked by the Axis. This was such a good sign for the allies because the Americans were incredibly strong. They were the only country that could mobilize their troops, so eventually, they moved their troop into France through their allied Navies: Great Britian, us(France), and even the Netherlands.  

1944 – This year, Hawaii, the small territory which the Japanese had taken over momentarily, needed to be taken back the U.S., according to the Prime Minister. They  won with a slight edge of 8 to spare. On the other side of the map, the Allies planned an attack to take back Belgium. We first stunned Germany so they were unable to reinforce. There was other stunning going on as well so the allies could fully prevent the Axis from reinforcing anything. We figured that we’d take the American troops that we had in France, which were shipped from the U.S. with the allied Navies, to Belgium accompanying the British and French attacking troop. The Nazis were incredibly outnumbers, having not even 1000 troops to defend. We sent everything we had, and soon enough, we had take Belgium back.  

1945 – This last year, the was a lot of fortifications, and switching sides. First, the Italians decided they should join the allies, because there was nothing for them with the Axis. There was a lot of trading in between battles. First off, the allies took everything they had to Belgium. They stacked everything up, awaiting the stunning, and readiness of the rest of the allies. Soon almost every ally besides the Soviets were making their way into the mainland of Germany. The allies designed the attack to minimalize the German strength. This did that exaxct trick, creating an insane German decrease in troops. An incredible amount of casualties, and the only thing left in the large battler was barely any Germans left. The Axis decided they wanted a little more land before resigning from the turn, so they took small portion of the Eastern Soviet land before refraining from any other war. This ended the turn, and the simulation altogether. World War 2 Simulation

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Italy

Italy 4 1913

The year is 1913 and our country of Italy is remaining neutral. Tensions are growing high in the Balkans and we fear for the worst. Secret alliances were made with Russia and the United States. With these alliances, we feel that we will have solid support on both the offensive and defensive front. 

Italy 4 1914

The year is 1914 and Germany and part of Austria-Hungary have just attacked East Russia. The Russians were no match for their elusive force and advanced and industrialized technology that completely left them hopeless and forced to retreat. The British Naval fleet fought hard against the German fleet in the Baltic Sea. They lost, however, a large dent was made in the German fleet, we feel that this is may become a large opportunity. The German Fleet retaliated and attacked the British Naval Fleet in the North Sea and were victorious. German troops continue to push forward in Russia. Fortunately, Russia was able to defend against the attack and protect the motherland. Austria Hungary plans to punish Serbia by attacking them, Romania is no longer neutral and joined the Allies and is helping Serbia defend. This battle was victorious and the Austria-Hungary force was destroyed.

Italy 4 1915

We have mobilized and made an alliance with the Allies. Their forces are strong and we know we can use this to our advantage. Our plan is to move our Italian troops down to Cyprus and continue to effort to take over the Ottoman Empire which is supported by the British Navy. Both us and Italy have moved our Navy into the Mediterranean Sea, supporting the British Naval Fleet. Germany attacked Belgium but they were taken back by the powerful force of both British and France troops. WE ARE UNDER ATTACK. The Austria-Hungarian force has declared war on us. France is supporting and we were successful. The Italians will fight to see another day. 

Italy 4 1916

The year is 1916 and us and France tried to take over part of the Austria-Hungarian Empire… we failed. We’ve lost half of our troops and we took a large step back in this war. We are lucky to have the support of France to the East of us. We will fight hard and we will fight until we have nothing left. Romania and Serbia declared war Austria-Hungary, who was defended by German troops, they won. The German army is very powerful, I don’t know how we are going to be able to break through this. Both German and Austria-Hungarian forces have just invaded Serbia with a devastiing blow. Serbia was no match for the wrath of the Central Powers. 

Italy 4 1917

The year is 1917 and British and France forces are attacking the heart of German forces who are being supported by Austria-Hungarian forces.  Us and France have just declared war on Austria Hungary. We must reclaim Trieste for the pride of Italy. Tensions are growing increasingly high in the heart of Germany and they are gathering a lot of troops there. The US has joined the war and are supporting French troops in France. Our goal is to rally our troops into France and dump all of our forces into the heart of Germany. Both France and British forces have taken southern Germany. Although it was a small win, it was a mjaor victory for the allied powers. The German forces are far less intimidating then they used to be. 

Italy 4 1918

The year is 1918 and this war has been dragging on for too long now. Among the allied powers, we are talking about finishing this war with one big devasting blow to Germany. Their forces seem to be losing their will and their strength and this feels like the best time to strike. As we lead our forces towards Germany, the Central powers are drawing their forces nearer, too. We’ve gotten word from Britain coms and they’ve just informed us that they declared war on Germany. We did lose the battle, however, we have found a weakness within the central powers. Parades roar in the streets as Italy recovers Trieste from the Allied Powers. We have successfully fought back Germans, Austria-Hungarians, and the Bulgarians. 

Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, Italy

Italy 7 Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: This war is going to be super crazy. Everyone knows that this war would mean the end of the world. If nuclear bombs are released then the world would break off into a bunch of losses. Many people won’t survive. Many countries will be destroyed. Nuclear bombs are very terrible in the fact that they would mean the destruction of everything. 

Strategy: My country and allies are going to keep up the defensive act as much as possible. We are making every decision together and are keeping up the defense. 

Italy 7 Day 1:

Thoughts: The Warsaw pact attacked Turkey. NATO asked our ally Greece if they could help Turkey in the fight to save their country. Greece’s leader declined to help. This means that Turkey was taken over and now the country is under the control of the Warsaw pact.  NATO has made the decision to attack Eastern Germany after their declaration of the Berlin Wall. NATO was victorious and took over the communist controlled East Germany. I let France move their troops into Italy so that together we can attack Yugoslavia. We decided against that choice because of the fact that the Warsaw pact was taking over Yugoslavia. The Warsaw pact attacked the people in East Germany again. With this fight Eastern Germany was taken back from the Warsaw pact. Portugal’s troops moved over to my country and are able to help fight. The Warsaw pact attacked my country Italy. France and Portugal troops that were in my country were not enough to save my country. Italy was taken over. West Germany was attacked and taken over from the Warsaw pact. 

Strategy: My country Italy is going to work on helping my Allies defend and take over countries. I am going to work with the United States to fight the communist party’s so that we can get rid of as many communist parties as we can. We started with one of the biggest communist controlled countries in the world, East Germany. I am going to let any troops that I need in my country in. We all made the decision to move up a DEFCON making NATO into DEFCON 3. The Warsaw pact followed this with moving up DEFCON 3 as well. 

Italy 7 Day 2:

Thoughts: NATO decided to start this year off with the attack on Cuba. This was a victory for NATO. NATO needs to fight back to gain more land back and take out Warsaw’s troops. NATO wants to gain back my country of Italy to stop communism from spreading. NATO also wants to get back West Germany. After our bombing from last year we gained both countries back. The USSR is moving their troops into their Warsaw Pact allie’s countries. The war is about to get really serious and way more dangerous. After the events of last year when NATO decided to move up a DEFCON which put us at 2. The Warsaw Pact decided to move up their DEFCON to a 2 as well. The Warsaw Pact bombed West Germany, Italy, and Norway. Norway was taken over by the Warsaw Pact. Italy has been bombed so many times, I am not sure what will be left of my people. NATO  is now trying to go along with their plan and gaining back our old territories. They started with Turkey and then gained back Greece afterwards. The Warsaw Pact attacked Turkey again to take it back from NATO. The Warsaw Pact moved to DEFCON 1 and in retaliation NATO also moved to DEFCON 1. NATO decided together to attack East Germany. Eventually East Germany was taken over. In retaliation East Germany was bombed from the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact wanted East Germany back so they attacked it again and got it back. France talked to us and we all decided that France should move their troops over to the Netherlands. The Warsaw Pact launched their nuclear bombs so our nuclear bombs were set off.  By the bombs being unleashed, it caused the end of the world and no one survived. 

Strategy: In order to try and get our land back and attack Warsaw’s troops, we have decided to use France’s tactical bombs in order to take out the troops in both West Germany and Italy. NATO is working on reinforcing some of our countries. Troops are moving everywhere. NATO is preparing for a huge attack on the Warsaw Pact. NATO plans to take over the USSR since their troops are out of their main land. We need to get our territory back and gain some more so we are launching many attacks on East Germany.

WWI France Student Journal

Period 2 

1913- 

The Archduke of Austria-Hungary is dead! Serbia has taken responsibility for the killing of the Archduke. War is upon us, and I’m on the side of the Allies. I am guessing that Austria-Hungary is going to declare war with Serbia. Although I am not a direct ally of Serbia, Russia is. Since I am an ally of Russia and a part of the Allied Powers, I am planning on helping Serbia and possibly becoming allies with them. The Allied powers and I also discussed on taking over the Dardanelles Strait. This is so Russia can keep up with getting weapons and the Allied Powers can survive! I am also strategizing on how I’m going to take back Alsace and Lorraine from Germany … I might wait awhile until Germany moves away from G2 … 

1914- 

Austria-Hungary has mobilized their troops and declared war against Serbia! After both speeches from Austria-Hungary and Serbia, I think things are not going to go down peacefully. Yet, no one is going down without a fight! Although I am not a direct ally with Serbia, I am going to help them as much as I can. This year the Central Powers attacked a lot of the Allied Powers’ territory. They won a battle against Russia, but lost a battle against Great Britain’s Navy fleet. Nothing towards Serbia yet, and they haven’t come towards France yet, so I am not too worried right now. However, since my allies are being threatened I am going to send some troops over to help. We are also planning on taking over the Dardanelles Strait, hoping that it will increase rank for the Allied Powers’ in battle. I feel a lot of destruction is ahead … and I don’t think any country is ready for it.

1915-

This was a crazy, confusing, and scary year. Lots of battles took place, lots of countries joined the Allied Powers, and lots of territory was unfortunately lost. One good thing is that Great Britain took out all of Germany’s Navy. We tried to send troops over to the Ottoman Empire, waiting for the perfect time to attack them when they were weak and take over the Dardanelles Strait. This plan had to be put to rest when both Germany and the Austria-Hungary empires were attacking countries that I had allied with secretly. I wanted to defend that alliance, so I had to retreat from where I was waiting and go help them out. Still, no one has come towards France, and I’m starting to think that the waiting game isn’t going to work out. I think that the rest of the Allied Powers and I need to start putting pressure on the Central Powers. Next year I’m hoping to be making some big moves. 

1916-

Like I said, putting pressure on the Central Powers is going to work. This year, we started getting offensive rather than defensive. Even though we lost most of our battles, we got the Central powers to start moving closer to France and away from Russia. This will help us in a bigger picture because now Russia can start to get some of its territory back with less German troops there ready to fight. I have been trying to take back Alsace and Lorraine from Germany, but every time I send troops over that way I get defeated. However, this may not be the WORST thing, because at least I am hurting the Central Powers numbers in the end game. Great Britain and I have really been working together to get more troops over to France. With this, we can have more numbers stacked up to go against the Central Powers. I pray that this is going to work, we are going to keep putting pressure on them and going at them to create a two-front war. 

1917- 

USA is in the mix! Thank God they joined our side and are going to help us take the Central Powers. Great Britain and I are taking as many US troops to France as we can. Germany and Austria-Hungary are still moving closer to France and have even attacked us on our own front. Obviously, this isn’t GREAT. However, if we are thinking BIG PICTURE, Russia has a good chance to start gaining territory back. I have Great Britain, the US, and myself fighting for France territory. So far, we haven’t gotten anything taken from France. We NEED new troops. Good thing we will get more in the draft next year… Overall, both sides took some big hits this year, hopefully next year will be the end.

1918-

A LOT of crap happened this year. We lost Russia… sadly. They are now in a Civil War. However, we did all we could to help Russia and honor the alliance. Our big victories of the year were defeating the German troops which were attacking Belgium. We all gathered as many allies and troop we could (France, Great Britain, America, Belgium, France, and even Portugal!) and we came out victorious! We also FINALLY took back Alsace and Lorraine from Germany, and it felt so good. Although we lost Russia, and lost some ally territory, France stayed strong and didn’t lose anything! (other than some troops, of course) I think that this war was a victory for the allies, and hopefully the central powers won’t mess with us anymore… 

Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, United States

United States 7 Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: My initial thoughts about the Cold War was that everything seemed a little confusing. I didn’t fully understand how all of the Defcon levels worked and what they meant, and the nuclear weapons freaked me out a bit. Knowing that both sides have the power to launch these weapons at any time, really puts the pressure on to win the war. 

Strategy: My strategy going into this war was to try and defend my country, and my allies as much as possible. I wanted to work very closely with my allies, and make plans to not let the Warsaw Pact completely take over the world. As a group, we didn’t want to attack so harshly right from the get go. Test the waters here and there to see how the other side would react.

United States 7 Day 1:

Thoughts: 

The war has just started. But neither side truly knows what to do. Do we go out guns ablazing right away? Do we test the waters and see how the other side reacts to what we do? No one really knows where to start. A declaration from the Soviets set the tone for Day 1. Right from the get go, there was tension between the two sides. No one wanted to upset the other, but both groups wanted to win. Both sides started out with small battles here and there. The Warsaw Pact attacked some of our land, we battled some of theirs, we just went back and forth a lot of the time. The war was pretty slow moving. Not a lot of serious action was going on. This was nothing like the other wars we’ve been through. I was kind of waiting to see which side takes it all the way to the extreme first. Was Day 1 going to be an all nuclear war battle? Or are we slowly working our way there? We got our answer by the end of the day. As both sides moved to Defcon 2, the war was getting more serious. Bigger and more important battles started happening, tensions were raised even higher, and no one was going to let up. 

Strategy: 

Our strategy for the first day was to test the waters a little bit. See how the other side would react to what we do. We started small with little battles. Taking over small countries that didn’t really have a huge impact on the war. We did this because a majority of these countries had no ruler, so we could send in a smaller amount of our troops, and take control without losing many soldiers. We, as NATO, also wanted to move up in Defcon levels at a slow rate. We did this because we didn’t want to jump in the deep end right away. By taking our time with the different levels, it allowed us to plan out more ways to win. We also decided that we all needed to help each other in order for us to win. We all decided to share our troops and weapons, and help out in any way that we can for one another. By doing this, we created cohesion with our group, which made decision making go a lot smoother than the other side.

United States 7 Day 2:

Thoughts: 

Today is the day, I can feel it. Someone will win the war, and that someone is NATO. Everything should work in our favor today. Nothing will stop us from claiming victory in this war. It’s about time this all comes to an end. First order of business is to take over Cuba. This is extremely vital for us if we want to win. With a secret nuclear missile base in their land, we need to take it over. And we did. The victory was so easy, it was almost sad to watch. But I don’t care, Cuba is mine, and that’s all that matters to me. 🙂 Besides this, not very much occurred. Very few wars or battles took place, and little movement occurred. But once the Warsaw Pact leveled up to Defcon 1, things took a turn. We moved up with them, and activated our Launch-On-Warning. You’d think with all the suspense and tension throughout this war, there would be a big fight to the death to declare a winner. But it was nothing like that. Once both sides activated their missiles, the countdown was on to see who would make it through… There was no one. No one came out on the other end. Everything and everyone was destroyed. Just like that, the whole world came crumbling down. 

Strategy: 

So many things have to work in our favor today if we want to win. First up, we need to take over Cuba. They have a secret nuclear missile base in their country. If that falls into the wrong hands, it will be over for the United States. Like on Day 1, we were still testing to see how the other side would react to what we did. But apparently they had the same idea. Very few battles occurred. It got to the point where we were thinking of either calling truce, or possibly nuking all of the USSR. I mean, that’s how slow going things were. But the Warsaw Pact moved to Defcon 1, and so did we. We wanted to be on the same level as them throughout the whole war. We didn’t want to be perceived as weak, or incapable of war. Once we both launched out missiles, we just had to wait and see what would happen.

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Hungary, Rumania and Bulgaria

1938

Hungary: 

Hungary has an alliance with Germany however we do not wish to be a part of the fighting. We will do our best to stay neutral until it is necessary to aid our allies.

Romania: 

Rumania pledges its allegiance to Germany and its allies. We will do everything in our power to assist Germany. We would give our lives for her. This truly is going to be a war for vengeance. We as a people and as a country cannot wait for the fighting to begin.

Bulgaria: 

Bulgaria wishes to remain neutral, we do not wish to partake in the fighting in Europe. We are too weak to fight anyone on our own and it could lead to our destruction. We will play conservatively and will not join the fighting right away if possible

1939

Hungary: 

We are watching as the Russians invade Rumania there is nothing we can do but sit by and watch. We do not wish to fall to the wrath of the allies or the Russians. So long to our friends and allies the Rumanians. We will remember them in the future 

Rumania:

The Russians have invaded. There is nothing we can do. We have done everything possible to defend but they have reached the capitol with over 1000 troops. We did everything we could to defend the Germans and to help our allies but with them being so far away we could not be defended. Our country has fallen and is under Russain control. 

Bulgaria:

We are Attacked! We have been attacked by the Russians just like the Rumanians. However we fared much better. We must declare our allegiance to the Axis if we hope to survive another attack. We feel awful for not being able to help defend our neighboring country. The hope is that we can regain the territory for ourselves and our allies.

1940

Hungary: 

We still do not believe that there is a warrant for us to join any side at the moment. Germany is not in need of our support and we have not been attacked. For now we release our resources to Germany and her allies. This war seems to have no end in Sight. Truly a miserable war.

Bulgaria:

We have been reinforced by Germany. We Plan to play defensively as long as possible in hopes of keeping our country alive. There is little hope in an offensive attack so for now we wait for our time to strike. We have not forgotten the attack by Russia. It is still fresh in our minds.

1941

Hungary: 

We have declared our allegiance with Germany and plan to fight for the recovery of Rumania from the Russians. The fight will be legendary and there is no way we can lose. The Hungarians with the Germans will be unstoppable. We will also call upon the assistance of the Bulgarian government to aid us with troops as well. Victory for Hungary! The Japanese have attacked the United States and they have joined the war on the side of the Allies. I doubt it will have any affect on us in the Balkans!

Bulgaria:

We are fighting along side the axis on the front lines, I never thought our troops would be pushing into enemy territory. We want to stick it to the Russians for attacking us in 1939 and with this victory we will do just that. Also conquering Rumania back will give us the resources we need to fuel our armies! Yugoslavia is on our radar for capture and with this upgrade to our army will conquer it.

1942

Hungary: 

We called upon our Allies in Italy to help with the conquer of yugoslovia but received no answer. They were much to busy with the take over of Greece and Albania. We failed our invasion. We will regroup and with help hope to retake Yugoslavia.

Bulgaria:

Hungary and us pushed into Yugoslavia with 500 strong but we were barely overpowered. If the italians had not been busy in the lower balkans we would have received more help and victory would have been achievable. However we believe if we are to strike once more the balkans will be completely under the control of the Axis powers.

1943

Hungary:

Our second strike to yugoslavia has conquered the lands. We are victorious. I knew with the help of the Italians we could conquer that land and keep it for ourselves. The Italians had been attacked in Africa and lost some territory and asked if we would be willing to lend assistance in the future. Which we begrudgingly agreed to do so. With so few troops left in our territories however I don’t see how we could be much help.

Bulgaria:

We took Yugoslavia as planned. It was a victory our troops needed, with this moral boost we offered to retake Africa with Italy. They lost the territory and we planned to retake it for them. With Yugoslavia under our belt we now owned territories we hadn’t previously dreamed of. Things look prosperous from here. Word is the Japanese are taking losses in the Eastern front. We need their resources for our armies, best of luck to them!

1944

Hungary:

We are just waiting for someone to strike, the Italians have called off the invasion of Egypt for another year at least. The allies are not advancing and neither are the Axis. For now we wait in hopes to crush the allies.

Bulgaria:

Waiting is all we have been doing. The allies are no longer attacking, I wonder what they are plotting… It could be anything, I’ve warned Italy of an Impending attack from the forces in France. They seem very worried and so am I. If their border falls it could mean the End for Germany.

1945

Hungary:

Finally the advancements we have been waiting for. The sheer number of invasions can only mean we are winning. The Germans with our assistance took Ukraine from Russia. We also assisted the Italians with the taking of Egypt in Africa however our troops are beat and need a break. We watched from the sidelines as our allies took Finland, Norway, Northern Russia, & Belarus. Then it happened. The Germans abandoned us and the Italians. This pushed the Italians to the edge and they switched sides! We had no choice but to do the same to protect our country. The allies took Austria and with no way to get reinforcements we had to switch. With over 1000 troops on our borders it was the best course of action.

Bulgaria:

War takes place across all of Europe. Many countries fell to the might of the Germans. We assisted in the fall of Ukraine and Egypt on our own home fronts. Much of Russia began to fall as well. Germany was unstoppable they took lots of land and kept advancing! Then out of nowhere, Italy and Hungary Switched Sides! Then the Allies make a massive push into the heart of Germany! The Germans fended off an Invasion of 5000 troops! Truly remarkable, and right after they marched into Moscow! With the stronghold that is Japan, which still contained a large number of troops who can push from behind, this can only mean the absolute fall of Russia. Victory is ours! With Russia out of the picture it can only mean the fall of the Allies soon after. WW2 will soon come to an end. World War II Simulation

WWI: Ottoman Empire Student Journal

WWI Daily Journal 

Ottoman Empire 2 1913

There has been no sign of war for the past couple of years. There has now been a word going around about the assasination of the Archduke. If these rumors came out to be true, what would that leave my allies to do? What will Austria Hungary do? If they get involved in war that means we will too. We are their allies. We told them that if they were involved in war, we would help them. If all the central powers mobilize and get in this war, who knows what will happen to all the other countries in between. We need to get as many of the neutral countries on our side. It will make our job so much easier. If we get in this war, we are going to win. We will defeat our enemies. Tomorrow, there is a press conference and we will see if we are getting into this war or not. We will see who mobilizes and who doesn’t. Just hope you know that if one of the Central Powers mobilizes, you get the whole team. This Means War!

Ottoman Empire 2 1914

So we decided to mobilize. All thanks to the Serbians. Austria-Hungary, our allies, had declared war on Serbia for what they did to the Archduke. If Serbia wants war, we will give it to them. Us as the Central Powers will take over the whole land of Europe and take every country one by one. We have the army to take down anyone. The Ottoman Empire as well as Austria Hungary don’t have any Navy while Germany has 1,000 boats and submarines. Even though the Central powers have a small navy but we don’t need a navy to win. We have troops and you (Allies) don’t. Have fun losing. What are the allies alliance members going to do about it? What will the neutrals do? Are they going to come in and save the day? We will most certainly take them down as well. Allies, you better watch your back! Not only you Allies, but Serbia, you are next. You are our first target!

Ottoman Empire 2 1915

Not only did our armies win wars, but we took down as many men of the allies as possible. The battles that we lost, we weakened the allies armies so that we will beat you the next time. We have a new army that will be better than yours. I will take my land from the Blakans. Once we do this, The Ottoman Empire will be more as powerful as they once were. Once we take back the Balkans, we will have all of our original territory. We already took Crimea back from Russia. Once we get the Balkans, the Ottoman Empire will be bigger and more powerful than it once was. We will take Northern Africa and Russia. I will continue to attack France and Italy. Russia is slowly weakening and is going to fall in a couple of years. The Central Powers will then have that territory as well. Russia and France, we are coming for you and you have nothing to do against it! 

Ottoman Empire 2 1916

Our empire is growing slowly. We took back the Balkan states because our army was more powerful than their weak troops. Russia is going to be our next target because their army is really weak. I keep building up my troops and Germany keeps building up their troops. We are going to take Russia by attacking from both sides. This is the same strategy that France and Russia had on Germany. Obviously that didn’t work. We have lost some land due to the lack of troops and the Allies having so many countries and troops. Don’t worry, we will still take back the land that we just lost. We didn’t have to lose any troops getting the land, but you did. Great job Great Britain! Way to waste your men for nothing. Are we gonna win the war? At the moment, I have no clue. We looked like we had a clear path towards victory, but the allies navy just kept bringing in troops. We are going to win this war! I would be scared if I were you Russia, you are next!

Ottoman Empire 2 1917

We are slowly attacking France and wasting the troops of France, USA, and Great Britain. All of the neutral countries have joined the allies in war so it is making us as the Central Powers look even greater than we are. Our troops are bigger and better than everyone else’s. We are planning on slowly attacking France so that we can get their capital and we will also start to slowly move into Russia and take their capital as well. Once we take over Russia, it will allow us to focus more on France. It will allow us to send more and more powerful troops into France to defeat them. Will we lose some of our men in the battle? 100% we will, but we will still be victorious at the end of the day. I just hope the Allies realize that they aren’t as good as us. I hope that the Allies realize that even if we don’t have boats, we can still be as powerful on land. 

Ottoman Empire 2 1918

With war coming to an end, we wanted to make one final push towards victory. Even though there was no clear winner to this war, we tore apart the allies land. We took huge chunks out of the allies troops as well. If the war kept going, the Central Powers were going to take over all of France because that was all that was left. We were going to win this war. We would have taken our troops from the Ottoman Empire and brought them through the Suez Canal and taken over Egypt, Libya, and French North Africa. We would have pinched France like them and Russia tried to do on Germany. Did we have non-believers? We most definitely did have non-believers who thought that we couldn’t do it. No one thought that Russia would fall or especially create a civil war within their own capital. 

Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, Turkey

Turkey 7, Orientation day

Initial Thoughts: Turkey is going to try and not become a radiation land, as well as keep the allies that I already have

Strategy: Turkey is going to try to stay close to Great Britain, France, and the United States because they are the places that have the nuclear war fare meaning that they are more powerful. The country Turkey is also gonna help anyone out that possibly needs help, so that Turkey can help if something goes wrong in the country. 

Turkey 7, Day 1 

Thoughts: Turkeys thoughts for this 1st day in war is to try to stay alive and to be able to help anyone and everyone out that needs it. 

Strategy:The Soviet Union just announced that people are leaving their country because people are leaving so they are now blocking Berlin making it so no body can leave the Soviet Union . And they just announced that the Soviet union was going to attack us. The United States had 200 troops in Turkey and so did turkey but I just wasn’t enough. The entire Nato group then asked if the country of Turkey would like to go down to DEFCON 4 and we agreed. The country of Turkey now belongs to the Soviet Union and would like to see them fall by the rest of the NATO group. The Nato group then had troops from any and all allies that wanted to send troops over to Eastern Germany to take it over and they were successful. They are now talking over if they want to take over Czechoslovakia or not. The Soviet Union now wants to attack Greece. The country of Turkey’s original plan was to sent 50 of my troops over the Greece so that when Turkey was attacked they would still have troops but sadly troops didn’t get moved and so now Greece is on their own and the Warsaw pact being successful. Now the Soviet Union is decided that they want to keep attacking and wants to take over East Germany with them taking it back and winning. NATO decided that we are mow moving to DEFCON 3. The Warsaw pact decided to go to DEFCON 4, hopefully letting the NATO allies to start winning. Turkey jumped to conclusion the Warsaw now just announced that they moved to DEFCON 3 like us allies. The Soviet Union is now attacking Italy. Sadly they were sucessfull. Now attacking West Germany because they want to destroy any and everything that they can. NATO just announced that we are going to DEFCON 2 and Warsaw announced that they turned Launch On Warning on. 

Turkey 7, Day 2 

Thoughts: Turkey was taken over by the USSR yesterday, so on this next day of war. Turkeys is just going to sit back and observe what the rest of the NATO allies do, and help with anything that the voice of Turkey is able to do.

Strategy: The NATOs today decided that they were going to attack Cuba. We were very successful and now have Cuba in the NATO territories. France just now announced that they wanted to use a nuke to target West Germany and Italy and wiped all the troops out of hose areas. The NATOs are now moving troops to prevent from any attack on them. The Warsaw pact just announced that they too are now at DEFCON 2. France is now moving troops over to Italy to attack them and now we are victories and Italy is ours again. France also moved troops back over to West Germany to take it over, now the NATOs have West Germany back to themselves. The Country of Italy now is i control of the Belgium troops. The USSR just sent a tactical nuclear strike to all the troops in Norway, West Germany, Italy and killed all of our troops on those areas. The United states is now moving troops to Cuba and to France. The United states just moved troops back over to Turkey and Turkey is now apart of the United States. The NATOs also got Greece back. The USSR just nuked all the countries that the NATO just took over. The USSR again just decided that they wanted Turkey back and took Turkey back over. The Warsawpact also just announced that they are going to DEFCON 1 and we announced that we were turning Launch on warning on as well as moved to DEFCON 1. France now just moved 100 denmarch troops over to East Germany and won that battle. The NATO allies are now moving all their troops from the Netherlands to France. The USSR is now tactical nuking East Germany to take it back and they are attacking Denmark. France is now moving 10 troops over to turkey again and sadly we weren’t successful. The NATOs are now deciding that we are now indicating snap code and getting ready to nuclear blast the entire Warsaw pact and they are nuclear blasting us. We are all going to die in less than a minute and that’s that. 

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Great Britain

Great Britain 8 1938

I believe that tomorrow is going to be the beginning for most countries but also the end for some.  I believe that initially Germany will instantly invade Poland and take as much as they can. My strategy going into the conflict is to use our incredible amount of surplus of resources to both help allies and try to gain new ones. We will use resources to help France  and try to get the U.S. on our side. We are going to use our strong army and amazing navy to both defend and attack countries that defy the allies in the war. We will work to tak out the Nazi and maybe get the help of the Soviet Union.

Great Britain 8 1939

With the start of the war as we guessed Germany instantly took the capital of Poland. Unfortunately we couldn’t do much to help Poland defend them. Initially I decided we needed to push into Norway and cutoff that land from Germany so that they couldn’t push up and attempt to surround us. We also needed to stop the onslaught of Japan pushing west. The only way we can successfully defend is with the help of the Soviet Union and possibly the United States. Our current plan is to do as much as we can to gain the help of the U.S.S.R. and the United States to help defend off the Nazi army.

Great Britain 8 1940

Lots of negotiating is taking place with the start of 1940. Thankfully the Soviets finally joined the allies along with Yugoslavia and Sweden. With an amazing show of France’s defensive strength against a massive Italian army aided by German forces, Italy may be considering flipping sides. I am still working on getting them to flip and I also am working to get Bulgaria and Hungary to see that staying with the axis is hopeless. I believe that the Germans will soon push into France and take as much land as they could.

Great Britain 8 1941

With continuation of negotiation Italy and now Hungary are really thinking about flipping sides. I believe that Japan is soon going to make a big push for the U.S. seeing that they took Hawaii. Allowing the U.S. to mobilize their troops and side with the allies. Our current plan for coming years is to continue reinforcing the two fronts of France to protect from a full scale attack. We also are going to try and utilize our navy forces to bring more and more troops all throughout allied lands. We also hope the Soviets will help push west and slowly weaken the Germans. The next few years will be all about reinforcing as much as possible.

Great Britain 8 1942

Our plans for this year is to take the empty lands and get American forces to France to help against the Nazi army. With lots of strategic moves and help from allies we managed to push into the Netherlands, East Prussia, and we took back Burma from the Japanese. We are constantly moving troops with our navy and we are still working to convince Italy to join the allies. We get closer by the second. We think that if the Soviets push west and France, Great Britain, and the U.S. all push east to weaken Germany we will be set to win the war.

Great Britain 8 1943

1943 was a bit of a slow year on both sides. Our plan going into the year was to build up large numbers of troops to take regions back that we originally lost. Using the U.S. troops we strengthened France’s power and numbers. We have a massive naval fleet constantly moving more and more troops from the United States into France. Japan is still pushing west so we have teamed up with the Soviet Union to build up forces in Iran to hopefully at some point within the next two years push back into China and weaken Japan. Unfortunately convincing Italy to join the allies came to a halt. They weren’t convinced they had a better chance if they flipped over to the allies. As a consequence when they decided they wanted to take French North Africa we stepped in to help a small and outnumbered French army. We defended against the Italians and pushed into Libya and kept pushing our armies east to enforce Iran. Next year we are going to hopefully take back both China and Belgium. We will work to eventually take out the Axis.

Great Britain 8 1944

This year we made our move to Belgium. We have reinforced and we will push back into Belgium. With a fairly easy win our next objective is to build up our armies to defend against any other attacks and we will try to push back into China and face Japan. The United States also took back Hawaii and now with a small naval fleet that includes Dutch, American, and British boats we will try to push back against Japan and take back the lands with a mass of resources by surrounding them. This year was a success for the allies and we have scared the Axis more than ever.

Great Britain 8 1945 

With the end of the war in sight our plan is to make our push for Germany’s capital and we threatened Italy to join the allies with a mass army that would push into the Italian capital. Italy had to make the move to flip sides to ensure their safety. Which allowed us to put all of our attention on Germany. They ended up barely defending their capital even while being outnumbered they survived with almost no troops left. After the loss they pushed east to take as much land as possible from the Soviets and all we could do was reinforce as much as we could. With the end of the war Great Britain had done all that they could to assist the allies with all conflicts. If we had more time I think we could eventually push farther east and use the numbers from the United States to wipe out the Germans. World War II Simulation