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.

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