World War One Simulation Student Journal: United States 3

World War One Simulation

Period 3

United States 3 1913

The industrialization of Europe has led to competitive conflicts to arise. Who is better than who? To think that Europe has been at peace for nearly 100 years, and is now prospering! Of course, no peace lasts. The world has been growing in everything: population, economy, tension, etc. Some country’s egos have been getting too big for their country (i.e. Britain and France), and have spread. The countries of Europe want what everyone else has, and don’t seem to agree.

This is a war waiting to happen. Tempers have been going through the roof. People being intimidated by other countries. Europe’s conflicts resembles a bomb: the pieces of C4 and wiring are being added, and we are one step away from bloodshed and calamity.

Period 3

United States 3 1914

The period of peace in Europe was too good to be true. The Archduke of Austria-Hungary was shot and killed on June 28th, 1914. A Serbian nationalist decided that he could spark a war between the countries of Europe by firing a shot at a politician and his wife. Due to the fact that we trade with Europe quite a bit, the United States is worried that this conflict will leak over into our government and people.

There have been rumors that the United States is already a target in this war. Germany and the Central Powers are the ones that we have heard are aiming for our country. As we are hoping to stay away from a war, and Europe has it’s own issues, we want to stay in the background. That is, unless we are attacked. This is our home, and you protect your home. The problem with this rumor? Austria-Hungary has proposed a secret alliance for us to back them at the end of the war when their military is stretched thin.

We have been warned by many different countries that Austria-Hungary a slippery country, and that they are not to be trusted. They think that we are, in fact, considering an alliance with Austria-Hungary. What they don’t know is that our aim is to let everyone else wear themselves out to the minimum. When the Central Powers’ numbers are down, we would come into France and back the French and British armies. Through that, we should be able to overpower the Central Powers.

The problem with that is that it is wishful thinking. If we were to turn down Austria-Hungary’s alliance, we could be setting ourselves up for war. We have mobilized which was required. With the Central Powers and Allies (Great Britain asked for one as well) asking for an alliance between them and the U.S., we are one bad move away from joining this war. If so, we would be very conservative with our forces. For a few countries that are at war, we could be the final deciding factor for whether they hold our or fail.

Then again, we have been offered alliances by Russia and Britain within the first steps of the war. If the U.S. were to join now, then we would be going against the objective of staying out and neutral until 1917. We cannot risk our forces this early in the war, but they are within our sights in the future. The problem with this is whether we turn them away or not. If we turn them away now, we could dig ourselves a hole. They won’t forget that we turned them down. Pretty words may be enough to turn them away, but that mask would only last so long. They won’t declare war on us, assuming that they would think better of it.

If we were to accept, we could possibly stress our military so early on that we couldn’t get back on our feet later on. Joining now would mean that other countries rely on us or use us as a crutch (depending on the size of the country’s military). Due to the fact that no one can be trusted at this point or any point farther, I think that pretty words and self defense is what is keeping us out of this war.

If we accept no alliances, then hopefully we can soon approach France, Britain, or Russia about an alliance. 1914 is too early to hop in the war train, but they will eventually need our help. This strategy is not a new one, and I’m sure that the Central Powers are in the same mindset: wait until everyone is too tired to continue.

The United States has come up with the final strategy for 1914-15: Turn down alliances in 1914, but create secret alliances with France and Great Britain in 1915. This allows for us to negotiate our terms of an alliance, while helping them defend themselves. This helps us achieve two of our objectives: remain neutral until 1917, and work secretly with the Allies. Come in strong, and through France.

Another strategy that come into the U.S.’s sights today is sparking a fire between Germany and Austria-Hungary. Austria-Hungary was acting extremely reckless today, and Germany was getting angry realizing that they would have to use more troops to gain land back. How does this lead to a new strategy? Austria-Hungary offered an alliance, but has yet to ask whether we have made a decision. When he asks, the United States explains that unless Germany can make amends with the Austria-Hungarian Empire, we cannot join without Germany backing us. This would cause Austria-Hungary to blame Germany’s outburst for our loss of interest in an alliance. Germany would fire back that it was their reckless behavior that made Germany lose their cool, causing a back-and-forth between 2/3 of the Central Powers. Whether it will work or not depends on how Germany cools down, and how Austria-Hungary plays the rest of the war.

Period 3

United States 3 1915

Since we cannot join the war until 1917, we decided not to have any kind of alliance in 1915 or 1916. The thought of people dragging us into the war makes us a bit uneasy, and would defeat our objective. Our best bet is to be subtle, but show no opinion. The second part of that bet is making alliances with France and Great Britain in late 1916, early 1917. After 1916, the U.S. has a feeling that they will be worn down and in dire need of help.

On the other hand, Germany’s bold move against France just took 3,000 out of their military. While it’s easier for Germany to throw soldiers at the war, that is a pretty big chunk of the military gone in one day. A certain source has let me know their official ranking for their military, and it’s two points higher than the United States. The United States has smaller numbers, but we are just as capable of going behind backs and working with the others to help them strategize.

The United States has been talking with a few of the Allies this year, due to the fact that Germany is becoming bold. They all have things to even out the playing field, they just need to play their cards right. Germany took out the part of Russia’s navy positioned in the Baltic Sea, leaving zone R2 unprotected and vulnerable. That zone went overlooked for a few moments while the U.S. refreshed the browser, but a double take had us sending a subtle message to Russia letting them to defend themselves. While small, the U.S. believes that it will help in the long run.

If Russia was to use all that they had left in 1916, then that could leave a door for the United States to come in and work with everyone to sweep Germany. The only way that this will work is if Russia leaves the war entirely in 1917, like they did in the real World War I, due to the civil war in their country. When they leave, the United States comes in. We will be coming in on the side of the Allies. We will essentially have to fill he hole that Russia left. If Russia were to leave that small crack for the U.S. to come in, then Germany would be trapped back.

The only problem with that strategy is that part of France (F1) has already been taken over. France can no longer mobilize troops. If Germany were to take over the rest of France, then we would have a problem getting into Europe. Without anyone to back us up right there in Europe, we could already be in a bad position in Europe. Great Britain would be a secondary sort, but that would leave parts of Europe completely open to an attack from the Central Powers. A little bird told me the rankings of Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire, so I can use those against them somehow, too.

Period 3

United States 3 1916

The United States has been coming under more pressure from France due to the fact that France is stuck. They cannot move, mobilize, or conduct war because they are trapped. They’re becoming desperate, and need help. We cannot help them until 1917. They’re a lost cause as of right now.

Russia is holding back, waiting to see whether civil war will affect them. There is an upside and a downside, and it’s 50/50. The upside is that civil war possibly will not break out in Russia, which means that they are free to help us when 1917 rolls around. They can help us to close in on Germany (who is our biggest opponent) by coming in from the East. The downside is that possibly civil unrest does happen, and the three thousand troops will have gone to waste. It’s not Russia’s fault, and we all should have strategized to figure out a better alternative.

These past few days have been rather… slow. It’s almost as if the countries are waiting for something big to happen, like something to turn the tides of the war in their favor. The other classes all seem to have clear winners, but period three is still stuck at a stalemate. There are people with brilliant minds on both sides, and they have been butting heads. There hasn’t been any backstabbing, not yet anyways. There is no drama. It’s a bit concerning to say the least.

Finally, the United States enters the war tomorrow. We hope to enter through France, but that seems like a terrible strategy at this point. Germany has complete control of F1, with 1888 troops ranking at a 9 or 10. If the United States were to enter with a small number of troops into F3, then Germany could easily wipe us off the map, and then take F3. G2 is unoccupied, so they wouldn’t have any back up. Still, their ranking and numbers are higher than what the U.S. can handle, even with the help of Britain and what is left of France. Essentially, entering through France is not as good as an idea as it seemed.

With the U.S. entering tomorrow, we have begun working with other countries to find the best way to halt Germany’s reign. The U.S. has already been helping other countries strategize, and this is no different. We aren’t even in the war, and Germany is angering us. The way that they treat their allies is more cruel and overpowering than what the U.S. can take. Over the past fews days, the U.S. is only growing more and more agitated. Over the whole war, Germany has made every single country in Europe hate them more than we do. By working together, we can overthrow the Germans and finish this once and for all (hopefully)

Period 3

United States 3 1917

Russia will not be cast into civil war, and the Allies are more than thankful for that. There is still a day after this, so anything can happen really. They may not have the ranking, but they have the numbers that are needed to take out a few of the Central Powers’ troops. Many people have been relying on Russia, including the United States, to clear a path for them to work on taking out a few of the soldiers.

A few big things that happened were that Germany attacked Greece, Austria-Hungary attacked Italy, and Germany attacked Great Britain. Germany attacking Greece didn’t do too much, but it blocked one more route into Europe. It also allowed Germany a clear shot to Northern Africa, where France and Italy have territories. It wasn’t as big a deal as most people thought that it would be, but it still took Allied land.

When Austria-Hungary attacked Italy, it also was an expected victory for the Central Powers. Italy had around 1400 troops to fight, but Austria-Hungary and Germany had I believe about 2000 added together. The victory took out all of Italy’s forces, as in there was no more Italian troops left in Europe. There were ten troops in Northern Africa. For the Central powers, they lost about 550 each, so it was a valiant effort.

Finally, Germany attacked Great Britain. A bold move, and they hope to take out one of the big forces in World War One. Unfortunately, they were not able to get help in Europe. The United States of America came across the seas with about 700 troops, and helped to push Great Britain to victory. This did not allow us to enter through France, but that wasn’t necessarily a terrible thing.

France’s capital zone, F1, has been under Germany’s rule for the past few days. Germany has 1888 troops stationed in F1, making it nearly impossible to take. One of the main objectives of the United States was for them to enter the war through France, but it did not work out like that. At this point, it would be a horrible strategy. Germany could easily crush anything that the United States put in France, and the U.S. wouldn’t have had anyone to come back us up. We would have been alone against the Germans. We would have lost about a thousand troops in one move. So, entering through France was a pretty bad idea.

Period 3

United States 3 1918

Since this is the final day of the simulation, everybody on both sides is throwing troops into the meat grinder. The United States, Russia, Germany, etc. The United States is going to use as many as we can ship across the Atlantic. Not the best plan, but it’s the last day and we have 3,000+ troops available to us. We have a pretty okay ranking, so taking on a few German troops would take out a lot of them, too.

Right off the bat, Romania and Serbia are taken by the Central Powers. That wasn’t really a big deal, but that closed off the route between Russia and Western Europe.  The only way for them to come and aid us was for them to travel by sea, or take over the rest of the Ottoman Empire. With the United States on the Western Coast, France and Britain were covered.

While it may have been too late to mobilize, One of the United States goals from 1917 to 1918 was to take back all of France. There were two attempts, both very different from each other. The first attempt used France, United States, and Great Britain as the deciding factor. We would ferry all of the United States troops over to F1 using every navy available. Russia did the math, and we were set up to sin. This was not as successful as planned: only so many troops were able to ferry over to Europe. In the end of the first battle, Germany had about 600-700 troops left in F1.

Since this was the final day of battle, the United States decided that there wasn’t much to lose at that point. This battle used as much the Allies navies available to get United States troops to F1 again. This time, Germany couldn’t back themselves up. It was a small victory, but useful.

Finally, the Ottoman Empire finally stepped up and did something. They sent a large number of troops into R3, hoping to take it over. Obviously, it was successful; Russia fell, and they took R3. This wasn’t unexpected, since they have a moderate ranking, and Russia had a 1.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Italy 3

World War I Simulation

Italy 2 1913

Today is the orientation day for the simulation. I am the foreign minister, which means that I have to communicate and negotiate with other countries. Today as Italy we have made two secret alliances with France and the Ottoman Empire. The objectives that we have to complete so far are on time. My president and I will do everything that it takes to complete all of our objectives. Next year may be a little tricky, but we will make it through. France and I need to make a plan so we can succeed together.

Italy 3 1914

Breaking News! Austria Hungary’s archduke has been murdered! The  Serbian Nationalist group “The Blackhand” is taking credit for the killing of him. War will break out, but no one is sure what exactly will happen because of the allies. What exactly will happen? As Italy our plan is to stay neutral until 1915. We would also like to retain our original territory. We made quite a few alliances today with Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Great Britain. We don’t know if we will go with the Central Powers or Allied Powers, because we have to stay neutral until next year.

Italy 3 1915

Today Italy has decided to join the Allied Powers! Even though we have alliances with Germany and Austria-Hungary we are going to start moving in on them so we can gain our territory back from them.

Italy moved into Tyrol of Austria-Hungary. Austria- Hungary lost a good amount of troops. Italy was planning on a good win. We moved 1500 to the zone that we wanted. Austria-Hungary had only 1024 troops in the zone, but they had a slightly better rating than us. We tried very hard, but we ended up losing. We made a good attempt to get our territory back. Thinking back now it wasn’t a very good idea for us to do that. We should’ve waited until we had more troops and we should’ve thought it out a little better. We have allied with Serbia and we are making plans with them to move in on Austria Hungary.

Italy 3 1916

Now is the perfect time for Italy to take our territory back in Austria-Hungary. Austria has tried to attack the Northern Parts of Italy, we have maintained our land, but not by much. Through the president and I working together we have been able to hold onto our territory. This will go towards many objectives that we have to maintain.  We only have a few objectives left to reach. Things are starting to tricky with Germany and Austria-Hungary.

Italy and Serbia worked together to take Triste from Austria-Hungary. This was one of our objectives.  We may lose it again, since we do not have the troops to back it up. Germany tried to take Triste back, but it was not successful. They lost, but not by much. Now we just need Tyrol. We have already made an attempt to get this back.

Italy 3 1917

Russia and Great Britain tried to help France get their territory back. Russia and Great Britain took out a good number of Germany’s forces. France still hasn’t gotten their lands back. Germany and Austria Hungary just moved 2000 troops into   Italy. Italy only has 1400 troops. We should have thought this through more. We are not prepared for this at all. Our mistake was moving our 22 troops from Triste to Italy’s capital. We should have just left them because then maybe someone would have helped Italy.

Italy 3 1918

Italy is not fully out of the game. Even thought we lost half of Italy we still have half left. I don’t think anyone is going to bring Italy back. The United States helped take Frances Capitol back. It is the last day of the war and I do not think that anyone will bring Italy back. No one is really able to bring us back. Central Powers just barely won WWI. Italy has a tiny army, but we still have all of our Navy. We were able to attempt and reach all of our objectives. We maintained our original territory up until 1917. We wish that we would planned things out a little better. Overall Italy did pretty good.

World War I Simulation Student Journal France 3

World War I Simulation

France 3 1913

It is the year 1913.  We have started making alliances with many countries.  We have spent a lot of time thinking about alliances.  Neutral Italy has approached us to make an alliance.  We were unsure, but thought it would be the best idea to help us out in a time of trouble.  This will also help us get to the Dardanelles Strait to get resources to our ally, Russia.  We are keeping this alliance secret.  We started another secret alliance with Montenegro and Serbia, and we have every single intention to honor this alliance.

France 3 1914

It is the year 1914.  Tensions are rising among the countries.  Rumors have been floating around that Austria-Hungary and Germany are planning to attack France.  We are incredibly nervous, but we have strong alliances.  We brought more of our troops close to where Germany and Austria-Hungary are quickly approaching.  They have plans of taking the Ardennes Forest, we hear.  They are outnumbering us, but we can’t show fear.  We have a powerful alliance with Great Britain that we are honoring fiercely.  They have strength and numbers, and we are hoping they will keep us strong.  We moved some of our troops to Belgium to try to get closer to Germany.

It appears as if there is rising tension between Austria-Hungary and Germany, which is good for us.  Many of Germany’s troops have retreated away from where we thought they might attack us.  We plan on pushing on this land to gain Alsace and Lorraine.

As far as the world is going, the Archduke of Austria-Hungary was killed.  People on the Balkan Peninsula are preparing for war.  The alliances around Europe are seeming to lead directly toward war.  The Serbian Nationalist group known as “The Black Hand” is saying that they killed the archduke, and I’m sure Austria-Hungary will try to get them back.  The alliances are strong on both sides, so it will be interesting to see how everything goes down.

France 3 1915

We decided to take a chance and attack Germany to regain Alsace and Lorraine.  We moved 1,000 troops through the Ardennes Forest into Germany, and unfortunately, we lost the war.  We are still trying our best to regain this land.  We won’t give up yet.  We were hoping to help Italy, but we didn’t have a chance to do so.  Italy lost many troops.

Germany just attacked us.  We lost our capital.  We fought hard, using the majority of our troops to defend, but we could not win.  Britain even sent a lot of their troops to help defend us, but even that did not help.  THIS WAR IS INSANE.  We worked for such a long time to keep our territory and try to regain German territory, but we simply couldn’t.  We lost the majority of our troops defending our capital and trying to regain that territory.

In world news, the Lusitania has been sunk by torpedoes.  Many people were lost, the Americans and British mostly, and the Germans are to blame.  Americans are now feeling very strongly against the Germans, and who can blame them?  They are planning on declaring war on Germany.  I’d like to help them if I could, but we are doing so so poorly.  I fear we, as France, won’t see another day.

France 3 1916

The Ottoman Empire regained some of the territory that the Allied Powers had taken over.  As France, we are trying to get one of our allies to regain our capital.  This way we can continue getting more troops, which would be helpful considering we have very very few troops left.  Our Navy is still strong, so we might have to plan a way to put our navy to good use.  We are at a bit of a loss of what to do, but we are continuing to plan and try our hardest to be optimistic.

We just decided to move our entire navy from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean.  This way we can help transport troops from the United States when they can start moving.  They are currently neutral, but they already have plans to join the Allied Forces.  We hope they help us with regaining our capital.

In other news, Japan took over the German colonies in China. It doesn’t have a lot to do to change anything for anyone but for Japan.  Germany tried to regain part of Austria-Hungary, but the Allied Powers reigned supreme.  Of all the war that was done today, the Allied Powers did not lose land that was originally ours.  It was a good day to be an Ally.

France 3 1917

United States joined the Allies officially today!  We have been planning to use our Navy and the British Navy to bring United States troops over to get the capital of France back.  In other news, Germany is looking to Mexico for help.  Germany has proposed an alliance with Mexico.

The Central Powers just took over Romania.  Great Britain attacked Germany where our capital was, but they lost.  We hope that we can still use the United States to regain this territory.   The Central Powers are absolutely ruthless.  They took the capital Italy and Greece today, and it seems as if they will not be stopping anytime soon.

At the end of the day, our biggest goal is to regain our territory.  We are planning to do this by bringing troops over from America and Great Britain.  We won’t give up yet.

France 3 1918

It is the beginning of the end.  It is all or nothing today.  Great Britain and the United States have been in conversation with us about getting our capital back, and we are very much hoping that this will work well for us and that is how we can do the game as well as possible.

America and Great Britain are working together with us to fight to regain our capital.  We did all that we possibly could in our first attempt at doing this, and we lost.  Fortunately, we did take out the majority of his troops and the surrounding troops.  If all goes well, we will get our capital back at our next chance.

Our troops are nearly all gone.  Austria-Hungary and Germany attacked and took another part of our territory.  We went down easily, but we could not have any help.  We could have used the rest of our troops, but we’re hoping to survive a little longer.

We just decided to help get Greece back.  This was helping part of the Allied Powers, Greece, immensely.  We used our troops in French North Africa.

America just helped us immensely.  They helped us to get our capital back!  We are officially a country once again, and we could not be any happier.

The war is over.  Unfortunately, the Central Powers were victorious.  We did not go down without a fight.  We didn’t regain Alsace and Lorraine and we lost some land over time, but we are still a country.  I am proud of that much.

World War I Simulation Student Journals: Greece, Serbia Montenegro 2

World War I Simulation

Serbia 2 1913

I feel a war brewing. My enemies, the Austria-Hungarians, might try to start a war with me. I really want to do something that will make them mad, not because I want a war…. I really don’t because I’m so tiny…. but because I like making them mad. First, though, I plan on allying with France, Romania, and Bulgaria because I’m going to need the man power to scare them off from starting a war, and I’m hoping that my neutral pal Bulgaria will let me have an opening to the Aegean Sea so I can get out. If they start a war with me, I’m going to get Russia to help me take over A3 and A2 to they have less territory. I’m calling a meeting with my allies tomorrow to see if they will stand and fight with me, if it comes down to that!

Greece 2 1913

Oh man, I’m go glad that I’m neutral. I think I’ve caught a bad wind coming from Serbia. Jimmy Christmas if they do something so stupid and get taken over, I’m going to laugh from the sidelines. Although, if they start a war, I’m going to get into it hopefully around the end, kind of like a surprise kick in the butt to the war. I’ll ally with some big shots, like Russia, because I’m small and they can seriously kick butt. For right now though, let’s sit back and watch the crazy descend.

Montenegro 2 1913

Dear God, I pray that Serbia, my neighbor, doesn’t deliberately provoke a war with the Austria-Hungarians. I’m so small, they would probably pick on me too. I want to live. Hopefully, if Serbia does get into a war, my allies will protect me. Oh Lord, please let me live. In all Heaven, if Serbia does anything and they get into a war with Austria-Hungary, I’m asking Russia for help.  Let my little country survive!

Serbia 2 1914

OMG!!! The Central Powers are taking over so many countries, I’m really scared that I’m going to get attacked… I have a good army, but it’s small. I’m planning on starting a war with Austria-Hungary because they took part of Russia, and I’m going to help Russia get that back, and I want some of Austria-Hungary. I’m also going to make sure that I’m not being attacked from both ends by Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. I’m hoping that the Ottoman Empire might strike a deal and betray the Central Powers.  Please Jesus help protect me from the Central Powers.

Greece 2 1914

I’m freaking out right now! I think the Ottoman Empire might try to take me over with the help of Bulgaria. If they do, I don’t know if Serbia will help, but no other country is close enough to help. I want to live and not get into the fight right away. I wish I had a navy to kick some sea butt. For right now, I’m just going to watch the battle and prepare when I need to be ready.

Montenegro 2 1914

Really scared right now! Austria-Hungary and Germany are attacking the littlest countries first right now. I’m so small, they could literally probably just come in and take over. I need to get some back up, but I want it from Russia, and they are so far away. I wish I had a navy because I could travel to another country, like Russia or France, and bring reinforcements to my country. Begging God right now that I can live for a little while longer! Wish me luck!!

Serbia 2 1915

I’m so livid. I cannot believe thatAustria-Hungary attacked me three times!! THREE TIMES!!! Freaking out right now because the Central Powers are taking over everything. I’m so going to fight them to get back to allied powers. I really need to get France and Great Britain over to help me fight. Let’s see if they’ll help!

Greece 2 1915

I’m going to die!! I’m going to get taken over!! Austria-Hungary and Germany are closing in on all of the surrounding countries. They took Serbia!! They’ll come for me next; I can just feel it. I hope that if they attack me, I can get Russia to help me fight back, and maybe Italy and France will be willing to help! Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, but if it does, let’s see who stands with me!

Montenegro 2 1915

I HATE Austria-Hungary and Germany!! They declared war on Serbia THREE TIMES!! I tried to help, but we lost the 3rd time! I’m down to 5 soldiers now. I hope that if I am involved in another battle, someone will come to my rescue. I’m hoping maybe Russia, France, and Italy will help me. I’m so small, and I need to know that they will back me in this war. Frightened Montenegro, signing out…. for now.

Serbia 2 1916

I’m Central Powers now. They used me to attack Greece. Greece is neutral!! I guess there’s nothing I can do about it though. I can only hope that when the United States comes in, they can help get me back.

Greece 2 1916

I’m so angry! I got attacked today and the Central Powers won. They attacked me twice! I was neutral. I didn’t plan on getting into the war until later. UGH!! I so wish the Allies can help me get back my country.

Montenegro 2 1916

I cannot believe those Central Powers… well I guess I kind of can. They attacked my 5 troops twice! I needed Italy the second time, but they didn’t help. I guess all I can do now is wait and watch. Hopefully the Allies will help me get my country back!

Serbia 2 1917

GO ALLIES GO!!!! They took back F3 of France because the United States kicks butt. I hope they sweep through Germany and destroy everything the Central Powers had going for them.

Greece 2 1917

All of the Allies are pretty much piling up in F3 now. I think something is gunna go down soon. I think they’re trying to take back F1 and Belgium. I hope they get everything they want. May the force be with them.

Montenegro 2 1917

OMG!! Germany tried to attack F2 and they lost! YAY!! This war in really fun to watch right now. So many things are happening and I can’t wait to see what happens next! I hope the Allies destroy everything that Germany and Austria-Hungary had. Let’s see which way the table turns!

Serbia 2 1918

I’m so upset. The Allies tried everything they could to defeat Germany, but they lost. The Central Powers had more territory than the Allies. I wish that Germany wouldn’t have taken over so much with Austria-Hungary. I would have gone in from the bottom instead of the top like they did. I would have taken the smaller countries back first, but it’s too late now. If we have another war, hopefully it will be more in favor of the Allies.

Greece 2 1918

Crying tears of joy and sadness. Tears of joy come from the fact that the Allies took back France and Belgium!! That was very exciting and a great accomplishment. On the other hand, tears of sadness come from the fact that the Allies attacked the Central Powers trying to get me back, but the Allies lost. I was so excited that they might win, but the Central Powers were just too strong!

Montenegro 2 1918

Worst year ever! I cannot believe that the Central Powers won the war! I mean, come on!! The Allies should have won because they were so much better than the Central Powers. Germany was so happy, they were jumping around and yelling…. real mature (NOT)! Oh well, I guess it’s over and done with (JK!)…. Germany better watch their backs and sleep with one eye open… I’m not happy…..

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Italy

World War I Simulation

Italy 2, 1913

While the rest of Europe is beginning to spiral into chaos, I will remain neutral. I have formed a secret alliance with France and Russia. I need to make sure I have backup incase of an attack. Currently I am forming a secret alliance with Germany. In the near future I plan on forming an alliance with Great Britain and Serbia. By forming alliances with countries on both sides, I have proved my neutrality.

Italy 2, 1914

I’m beginning to grow weary of attacks from either side. Luckily, I have secretly allied with both Germany and France. I have faith that my alliances will keep me safe for the rest of the year. In 1915 I will carry out my grand attack on Austria-Hungary with the help of France and Great Britain. I have discovered one of Great Britain’s objectives and I’m using that against them to help me take over Austria-Hungary. I plan on publicly allying with Serbia and Great Britain in 1915. At this point I will have formally joined the allies and I will be able to take back the land that was once mine. I fear that my public alliance with the allies with backfire on me in terms of my alliance with Germany, but after all, this is all in my own self-interest. If I didn’t need the land from Austria-Hungary, I would’ve joined the central powers by now.

Italy 2, 1915

This year I mobilized for war and joined the allies. Unfortunately, this year was rough for the allies. We lost France’s capital along with many small eastern European countries. I lost many troops fighting on the behalf of Montenegro, but I suppose avoiding the loss was worth the fight. I almost lost my own capital to Austria-Hungary, but I was able to successfully fend off their troops. Germany has continued to try and sway me to the central power’s side, but I won’t give. I want to see the allies win, and most of all I want to defeat Austria-Hungary and take back what’s mine. Austria’s declaration of war on me was just the tip of the iceberg. They have no clue what I have in store for them.

Italy 1916

This year was another rough period for the allies, I’m not sure if we’re going to be able to recover from the losses we’ve suffered. Russia has descended into a civil war and despite them putting thousands of troops into war they lost every battle. I’ve gained more troops and am currently more powerful than Austria-Hungary, so it’s only a matter of time before I’m able to take over. I think that they’re going to attack me next year, so Great Britain and I are prepared for battle. The United States will be joining us next year.

Italy 2, 1917

This year was somewhat successful for the allies. I almost took over part of Austria Hungary, but I miscalculated how many troops were surrounding the country and was easily overpowered. Luckily I only lost 500 troops, and can repeat my actions again in the coming year. This year we were able to take back part of France which was a huge relief. I was attacked by the Ottoman Empire in Libya but neither of us were victorious and I maintained my territory. I know for a fact that Austria-Hungary is going to attack me next year and I’m desperately trying to convince the other allies to back me up. Austria currently has me overpowered in that specific region and an attack would be devastating. I have faith that I can defeat them not only when they attack me but when I attack them again. They’re fools for thinking they can defeat me when they’ve already failed. If the allies refuse to back me up I will most likely abandon them. I’ve tried explaining to them just how much they need me, but they don’t seem to understand.

Italy 2, 1918

This year the allies were able to pull together and take back lots of territory. We took back all of France and Belgium. Though the allies still lost, we fought hard. I convinced the United States to take back Belguim by disabling the German troops around Belgium so that there was no way for them to back it up. Despite our loss I think that we fought hard and did all that we could.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Ottoman Empire 2B

World War 1 Simulation

Ottoman Empire, 1913:

Our Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary has gone good so far. We have taken Bulgaria already. Our alliance so far is strong. We hope that it continues throughout the war. As long as we are allied, we have a strong chance of finishing everyone’s objectives at once. Let’s see how this plays out.

Ottoman Empire, 1914:

We declared war in a part of Russia and lost, with the help of Germany, we have gained back Crimea. We haven’t done a whole lot yet but are planning to take Romania. We still need to talk to Germany about it, but we are hoping to get there and take it back. We have moved troops in and see how this plays out with us. We need luck on our side and hope to gain what we can, if possible. The bad news, Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Romania, are threaten me to go and not mobilize my armies with Germany and Austria-Hungary to defeat them, if I keep a secret alliance with them, they would not attack me. I talked to Germany about it, and I showed them they can trust me. We have came up with several ideas, but the main one is that we would keep alliances and I would help them to make those countries go weaker. I need to start thinking how to get Romania and Greece back. I’m starting to be the bad guy, but, I would do anything to keep my empire safe.

Ottoman Empire, 1915:

This year has been really difficult to not mobilize my troops against Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro and Romania, but I know I can do this and keep myself “neutral” more time. I’ve been passing around the information from Russia to Germany; Russia is sending 4000 troops to R1, Though, they are getting weaker, just how we wanted this to be. Today we, the Central powers, got Serbia and Romania and tried to get Montenegro. Montenegro is getting weak, next year would be the perfect time to attack them and take over it. Greece is our next goal. I’m getting ready to break my secret alliance with Greece and Russia.

Ottoman Empire, 1916:

Russia attacked me, of course I was waiting for that to happen, I won, though. Their army is really weak. Greece and Montenegro? We got them back. All my objectives are completed, but to end up this keeping my alliance strong with Germany. I’ll help them if they need to attack and to complete their objectives.

Ottoman Empire, 1917:

This battle is getting personal. I attacked Italy to help Germany and get my land protected. They were mad. Italy is intelligent, sarcastic and a good strategist. I need to be careful with her. We are planning to attack Italy tomorrow, she said she would surrender but I do not trust her in any way. United States wants me to ally with them, they want to get the Dardanelles Straight. I do not know what am I going to do. Although I’ve been helping Germany, they have been thinking I want to betray them, I need to get their trust back. Let’s hope this war ends soon, I have nothing else to fight for. At the end of the day, it’ll be worth it, Ottoman Empire would end as strong as I wish. The Central Powers would be victorious.

Ottoman Empire, 1918:

The war has ended. Though Germany lost part of France and Belgium, we kept our territory and we completed our objectives. I knew Italy and United States wanted to attack me, so I followed Austria’s and Germany’s advice of sending my troops over. It was a tough war, but the Central Powers were victorious, as we planned.

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Ottoman Empire 2

World War I Simulation

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1913

Our alliances with Germany and Austria-Hungary has gone good so far. We already have taken Bulgaria. As long as we are allied, our chance of finishing everyone’s objectives at once is strong. Let us see how this plays out.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1914

We declared war on a piece of Russia and have lost it, with Germany’s help. We did gain back Crimea. We haven’t done a lot yet, but we are planning on taking Romania. We need to talk to Germany about it, but we are hoping to get there and take it back. Troops have been moved in and we are now waiting to see how this plays out. Luck is needed on our side. We hope to gain what we can, if at all possible. The bad news is that Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, and Romania, are threaten me to go and not to mobilize my armies with Germany and Austria-Hungary to defeat them, if I keep a secret alliance with them, they wouldn’t attack. I talked to Germany about it. I have shown them that they can trust me. We came up with a few ideas, but the main idea is that we would keep alliances and I would help them to make those other countries weaker. I need to start thinking about getting Romania and Greece back. I feel like the bad guy now, but, I would do anything to keep my empire safe.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1915

This year was really difficult to not mobilize my troops against Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, and Romania. I know I can do this to keep myself “neutral” most of the time. I’ve been passing around information from Russia to Germany: Russia is sending in 4000 troops to R1. They are getting weaker, just how we wanted this to end up. Today we, the Central Powers, got Serbia and Romania and attempted to take Montenegro. Montenegro is getting weak, next year will be the perfect time to attack them and take them over. Greece is the next checkpoint. I’m  getting ready to break secret alliances with Greece and Russia.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1916

Russia has attacked me, of course that is what I have been waiting for. I won, though. Their army is weaker now. Montenegro and Greece? We have them back. All objectives are completed in my area, but to keep these alliances with Germany strong, I’ll help them when they need it. This help will mostly be for attacking and completing their objectives.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1917

This battle has gotten personal. I have attacked Italy to help Germany and protect my land. They ended up mad. Italy is smart, sarcastic, and a good planner. I need to tried carefully with her. We are planning on attacking Italy tomorrow, she said she would surrender, I don’t trust her in any kind of way. The U.S wants me to ally with the,, they want the Dardanelles Straight. I don’t know what to do. Even though I’ve been helping Germany, they’ve been thinking I’m going to betray them. I need to get their trust back. Let us hope that this war ends soon. I have nothing else to fight for. The end of the day will be worth it. The Ottoman Empire would end as strong as I hope. The Central Powers will be Victorious.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1918

The war is over. Even though Germany lost a part of France and Belgium, we have kept our territory and we have completed our objectives. I knew that Italy and the United States wanted to attack me. I followed Austria’s and Germany’s advice of sending my troops over. It was a hard war, but the Central Powers were as victorious as we planned to be.

World War I Simulation Journal Russia 2

World War I Simulation

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1913

I believe that things are just starting. I have no plans as of now but I will get them figured out if possible. No war has been declared yet but some places are allying with others. I will hopefully get a plan figured out before war rages on Russia.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1914

War has started. We have had war declared on twice already. The first time we won and kept our area. The second time we lost area R3. My thoughts of this all is why the central powers hate us. Germany took over R3 but we will regain our territory at some point. We have come up with a plan to move some troops to two of our areas. We will start by trying to take our territory back then move our way to other areas. Our war plan didn’t go into play. We shall try next year.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1915

We have met with some of our other allies. We plan to move a one man plan through Austria-Hungary. We want to try to take over Austria-Hungary as much as possible. I’m not sure if we will try and take back our region that was taken from us. We will hope for the best this year and make as much progress as possible. We have lost some allied territory and during the next round we will declare war for sure. We have moved some troops around its own territory so that might help us with our war. This is getting pretty intense. We made a movement but either the next round or next year WE WILL DECLARE WAR!!!!!

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1916

The allied groups are attacking now. We attacked Germany in R3 but we didn’t get it back. We talked in the hall with the other allies and we need to declare a lot of war to get our areas back. Hopefully we can get back some  territory. So far we aren’t so lucky. From the looks of things, it won’t be to easy to get back our territories and conquer more land. We are hoping to try and get R3 back again but I’m not sure. My thoughts are that although we need to get R3 back we need to work hard and get some of our other lost territories back. We are looking to attack either A3 or A2 of Germany after we get R3 back. When it comes back to the allies turn to attack WE WILL COME DOWN HARD!!!! There will be blood shed sure, but as long as we get our territory back we will work hard with the other allies and hope to conquer a lot of land. We will try to get our land that was taken from us back first then work our way into Austria-Hungary. We will then move and hopefully get help from other allies if possible. We had war declared on us in R2. We came out victorious but next year I don’t think we will be good to move on. I hope that the other allies will get more territory. After the attack on R2, I have no further plans for attack so far.  We talked with the other allies and Russia is going is going to attack the Ottoman Empire. The war didn’t go as well as we hoped. We didn’t get the O2 of the Ottoman Empire. We are pretty much done. We are out next year. I am losing hope on getting R3 back and getting more territory. We are going to help Greece. The bad thing is that we are leaving our area completely open to the others. We are getting attacked by the Ottoman Empire but we don’t have a lot of troops. I lost hope now because we lost our territory due to the Ottoman Empire winning the war. We are now in a civil war of our own.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1917

War has started again. The United States were defeated by the allies and is now part of our group.  We are having a civil war in our own area. I have no idea what the other allies are planning. I hope that by the end of the war we get at least some of our land back. My thoughts is that it is crazy here in Russia. Our troops are attacking each along with the people doing the same. It is pretty hard to work when you know that there are people wanting to kill you. Other than the civil war going on here, it isn’t looking too good for the other allies so far. We have all lost territory because of the central powers attacking us. I’m thinking that the wars have slowed down a little but I can’t be sure. There is no telling what will happen next, when wars will start, and who will win. It looks like the other allies are not doing so good. Not a lot has happened war wise this year but there have been more movement of troops lately. People on both sides seem to be moving troops each turn. I think I have only heard war declared at least 2 or 3 times. I wonder how the other allies are doing since I have been busy with meetings of my own in Russia due to our civil war. I think that everything has gone by so fast for me. Each year has gone by fast due to wars and movement. This year is going by a little slower because not a lot of wars have been called that fast. It’s hard to tell what the other allies have planned or are planning because we can’t go to the meetings. I’m sitting here trying to visualize what to do. Our ideas have stopped but the other allies are busy planning their next moves against the central powers. These days are crazy with us doing a civil war on ourselves and the Central powers attacking war on us. Each year before now has been war after declared on each area.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1918

This year is the last year for war. So far it looks like the Central powers are winning.  We are still having our own civil war and won’t be helping the other allies with the war against the Central powers. The allies need a really good plan if they are going to gain back at least some of the land. They will need good movement plans and good war plans if they decide to declare war. My thoughts on this is that the allies and ourselves worked really hard in this war. It might not pay off in this last year of war but we fought hard. All the allies worked hard and brought down all they could on the Central powers. Sure we might not win the war but if we try hard then we could get a lot of our territory back. I have nothing to do besides making sure that no one goes after me during our civil war. I also have to make sure that for as long as the civil war goes each side has enough supplies. I hope that our civil war ends soon. I think from what I have heard the allies are putting all our one man plan into play. I’m not sure how well it will work without us but they moved a lot of troops. The other allies tried to take over Germany in G1. Germany won that war. We have Belgium back but that isn’t a lot.

World War I Simulation Journal Russia 2

World War I Simulation

Russia, 1913

Things are boiling. The Central Powers are becoming war hungry with the Allies. Germany and Austria-Hungary want to attack us as well as attack Serbia. The Ottoman empire seems antsy along with all the others.

Period 2

Russia, 1914

The war has started. Things boil and trouble toils all around. Germany has taken R3 while we are quite weak against their advanced army. Perhaps with great numbers we will be able to take back all countries from the Central powers. Much worse fate stands for those who oppose us any further. The leaders of these countries are ridiculously daft and are begging for a righteous knocking in of their heads. May Mother Earth guide us and protect, let Daughter Moon lead us in the nights, and let Father Sun release his vengeance upon our enemies and may he blind them to our charging powers.

Period 2

Russia, 1915

Central powers have taken their time this year. The Allies are weakening, our power fails at the advances of these empires. I honestly don’t know what to do. I panic at the thought of failing. We cannot make it through I fear, and my advisor speaks none almost. Our armies, though poor in training are great in numbers. We must seem as though we are great bumbling buffoons. May Mother help us all..

Period 2

Russia, 1916

We have made attempt to fall upon R3 and regain our lands. Germany is too strong. After we tried to regain our land, they tried to take our land from us in R2. Our alliance with the Ottoman empire must end. To keep the straight ours and regain some dignity. Alliance gone and our troops are wiped, we are going to fail our people. Central is too strong. I have so much fear, fear for all of us.

Period 2

Russia, 1917

Civil war surrounds us. The citizens are all fighting one another. This is ridiculous! Brother to sister and all around hatred. I wish these fights and all the hatred be gone. I myself wish for peace, but I feel as though it will be some time before that is reached, here as well as in Europe.

Period 2

Russia, 1918

How? Just how? Why must we all get in a fuss over things! War surrounds the families of Russia. War surrounds the world. So many lives have been lost. So much time to use for hate. A perilous fate has befallen all of the Earth in these past years and I am happy the people of the world are now calming.

World War 1 Simulation Germany Journal

World War 1 Simulation

Germany 1 1913

Before the start of the war, I have identified the most significant threat to be Great Britain and the United States. The US is so far away and so far removed that they are not a major threat at the start, but could become one the longer the war goes on. My starting plan is to ally with Italy and use them to attack France through Italy, by using a distraction force to hold their forces in the North near Paris and to bring reinforcement troops towards Paris to defend it. I will then go in through the South to take all of mainland France. After that I plan on using the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary to attack and destroy Russia.


Germany 1 1914

Major Event: German Navy attacked Russian Navy in Baltic Sea – German Victory

Major Event: Italy destroyed by Austria-Hungary, helped by France

Major Event: Belgium taken over by Germany

So far we have successfully attacked the Russian Northern Navy and destroyed them. We have mobilized and gained 3,800 troops in our central territory. Our plan is to move a portion of our troops West (roughly 700) to attack Paris through the Ardennes Forest to distract and tie down French forces. We will also send 1,200 troops South through Austria-Hungary and Italy to attack France from the South. My remaining troops will be split among G1 and G3 to defend, fortify, and prepare for my invasion of Russia alongside the Ottoman Empire and Austria-Hungary. We have convinced Austria-Hungary to attack and destroy Italy, which is good for us, as Italy would have eventually turned on us, best to take them out early and not have to worry about them once they mobilize. I also took Belgium, which secures my path to France, but I am worried about  England crossing the channel behind me and taking G1 while I am in France killing them. I will have to deal with them somehow, but I am not sure how at this point. Russia has a lot of troops, but I think if I dedicate 1000+ troops to the Russian front, I will be able to take them. Their troops are very bad, so I should be able to, with the Ottoman’s help, take the whole of Russia from the West and South.


Germany 1 1915

Major Event: Germany took F1 – France/GB took back

After my failed excursion into France, I am planning on saying “screw France and GB” and focusing on a defensive war against them and focus my resources on Russia for the moment. Once I destroy Russia and send them into a Civil war, I will focus on France and Great Britain again. They are both weak, and cannot afford an attack on the German Fatherland in their current states. I have weakened them greatly, so I will not press them, but rather move troops and prepare for a second invasion when I have many more troops and can afford to risk the movement into France again.


Germany 1 1916

Major Event: Russian Civil War – out of game

Major Event: Serbia taken over by Austria-Hungary

Major Event: Romania taken over by Germany

Major Event: Greece taken over by Ottoman Empire

I am going to start massing troops along my Western front in an effort to try one last push towards Paris and the prospect of taking France out of the game. The U.S. will be entering the war soon, so I should start preparing for their arrival, but they don’t have enough ships of their own to bring all of their troops over at once, so we have a little bit of time. Overall, my thinking is that I will play defensive until I have enough troops to take France by force and have the Austrian-Hungarians take France from the south. I will also send a few hundred troops through the Ardennes to provoke them and weaken them before my main assault on their capital.


Germany 1 1917

My plan for 1918 is to just play defensive, I’m pretty sure it is France’s objective to take my capital square, so I will deny them that. I refuse to throw away all of my troops in the last round just to try to take France for nothing. I am very confident in my troops’ defensive abilities to protect my lands and to kill as many French, American, and British soldiers that they throw at me.


Germany 1 1918

Major Event: Portuguese/British defended French North Africa from the Ottomans and Austrian-Hungarians

Major Event: Austria-Hungary took Southern France with no conflict.

Major Event: 10,000+ Allied Army attacked G1 – attack failed, all killed

Major Event: France took G2 – no German troops able to defend

If the war is to continue, Germany would eventually be defeated by pure numbers of Americans, British, and French soldiers. We will continue to play a defensive game against them and make them pay for any incursion into German, Austrian-Hungarian, or Ottoman Empire regions. They will lost MILLIONS of men, and hopefully that will destroy their will to fight and we can hold on until they are tired of sending their men into the slaughter house to be killed by the Central Powers.  They may have taken part of Germany at the very last second, but we have thousands of Austrian-Hungarians ready to kill Paris, and the troops they DO have in Germany isn’t enough to take Berlin or Austria-Hungary’s capital square. After we would have been reinforced, we would have pushed into Paris, taken out the Allied Army in Germany through our remained veterans from the battle of G1 and the remobilized Austrian-Hungarians, and then proceeded to secure mainland Europe from the very little British troops that would have mobilized and the few American troops they would have been able to bring overseas to try another invasion. After all of this, Germany would have won, as we had 1,000s of troops still, even AFTER losing many in the battle for G1. France had only a few hundred left, as with the U.S, and Great Britain had 0 troops left besides roughly 100 left in Africa, but they would have been swept away by the approaching Ottomans from O1 and O2.

Result of the war: Central Alliance Victory – we killed too many Allied troops for them to be able to launch any more effective counter attacks in any sort of quick fashion.