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WWI Student Journal: Austria-Hungary

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Austria-Hungary 1914

It was the brink of the “War to end all Wars” they called it. Knowing our plan to exact revenge on Serbia, we planned on moving about 1000 troops to A3, planning to attack soon. We also wanted to form some alliances with Italy, since they seemed that they might be a thorn in our side. But they would budge, they said that they would think about it, planning that they won’t take our offer, Austria -Hungary decided to keep an eye on Italy. Germany,our allies, also plan on attacking R3 of Russia. Knowing that we had to honor our alliance with Germany, we watched and waited until we wanted to make an attack. Russia has so many troops, can we win?

Austria-Hungary 1915

We instantly attacked Serbia while they were making an alliance with another country. We did it, we took revenge for the assasination of our Archduke. Germany also moved into Russia, so we decided to help them by sending a couple hundred troops to help them. Then to our surprisement, Germany invented poison gas. Russia stood no chance against the central powers. We took control of R3 with ease. Then Bulgaria decided to show up and wanted to form an alliance with us, we obliged knowing that why cant do anything to us. After a while, Italy decided to attack, sending 1200 troops to A2, we had only 200 troops defending that. We needed a plan ASAP. What could we do? We realized that the troops surrounding A2 had a massive amount of Austro-Hungarian troops. So we decided to send 1000 from A1 to A2, and 300 from A3 to A2. Before the attack, Italy had 1200 troops, we now had 1500 troops. The attack was tense, would Italy be a bigger problem than we thought? After the attack, we won. We won and only lost about 500 troops, absolutely destroying Italy. Italy, low on troops, now wanted an alliance. They didn’t accept our offer before and now they expect us to accept theirs?  I wanted to punish Italy for what they did, but my advisors and the leaders of Bulgaria and Germany wanted to form an alliance with them, knowing that the troops would be useful to use against France. Our other allies, the Ottoman Empire, were on the brink of war with over 4000 troops knocking on their door, with only over 2000 to defend their Empire. We could not reach them in time, so my next plan is to reinforce O2 in case the ottomans lose, and attack the invading Russians. We also wanted to give Greece the option of either joining us, or being destroyed. They decided that they wouldn’t join us but gave us their word that they wouldn’t attack us. So I gave Bulgaria a plan of either destroying Greece, or leaving them alone, it’s up to them. How much longer is this war going to last!? But, with our alliances and strategy, I feel like this war might end very soon.

Austria-Hungary 1916

We came back together and went straight for the offensive, we completed our goal and took control of Greece. With our objective complete, we set our sights on Russia. But before we could attack, we had to defend Germany from the French. They had a few more troops compared to us, but we were able to help Germany defend their homeland. Now with Russia, with the ottoman empire from the south and Germany and Austria-Hungary from the East. We were outnumbered but that didn’t matter with Russia’s low industrialization. The ottoman empire beat the russians from the south so russia was in a corner with nothing to do.

Austria-Hungary 1917

We had a plan to finally take down Russia, but it seems the Russian citizens beat us to it. Since Russia was rapidly losing land, the citizens decided to start a civil war, making Russia surrender in the war. Germany also asked Mexico for help, but the message also got to the United States. Making them go to war with the central power. They were of little concern for us, but the biggest concern for us was the take over of Belgium. If we took that over, we would have a clear path to France. So Germany moved a little over 5,000 troops into Belgium and we moved over 400 into there as well. That’s when the Allies went on the complete offensive. They moved thousands into Belgium, quickly outnumbering us. But to everyone’s surprise, we won. We lost a lot of people in that battle so we had to quickly reinforce the troops before they were killed by the Brits. We were able to quickly reinforce the troops, moving France into a corner. We are so close to taking control of all of mainland Europe, we just need Britain. But now we wait for their move. 

Austria-Hungary 1918

The war seemed to be almost over with our victory on the horizon. But France wasn’t completely gone yet so we decided to attack with our troops and German troops. It seemed we were going to win easily but we didn’t know that reinforcements were on the way for France. We were outnumbered and lost our first battle in the war. We were never able to get France in complete control, but we were able to take their capital so they were no longer able to make more troops. Italy, Germany and the Ottoman Empire kept moving more and more east to try to take France and Britain. While I sent 100 troops to Egypt to take control of it. We ended up winning that battle, but Italy had their own battle. They were attacked by the Japanese and the British navy, it wasn’t much of a worry for us, I think they were just trying to do what they could to damage us as much as possible. The Allies never really made an attack on us besides for the attack on the Italian Navy I think they were just stalling so we couldn’t take full control of France. We did end up winning the war with our Allies, controlling almost all of Europe besides Portugal, a tiny bit of France, and Great Britain. It seemed like an easy win with only losing two battles in the entire war, but I will never forget the battle of Belgium. 

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