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Second World War Activity Student Journal: United States

Second World War Activity

Period 2 

United States, 1938 

Journal #1

We have a surplus of natural resources and we are planning on suppling Great Britain with anything they need, so they are able to be successful. The only thing that we don’t have is rubber. If the opportunity presents itself we will obtain that. In addition to that, we have a very strong army rating and our strong military will be able to defeat anyone wanting to attack. We are hoping to stay neutral until we are attacked so we don’t create more conflict. Our goal isn’t to cause trouble or cause anger, we are hoping to create peace. We will try our best to defeat the Axis powers, but will not engage in any fighting unless it is absolutely necessary. We are willing to make alliances with our allies, but that doesn’t ensure their safety. Our main goal is to supply and help in the way, so we don’t have to use our military. We are very fortunate to have all of those resources. 

United States, 1939 

Journal #2 

The war has started and Germany is trying to take over all of Europe. They had invaded and taken Poland and is not stopping. The soviet union has asked us to make an alliance with them, but we want to see what happens. We are nervous about Japan and what their plans are with the United States. Since the soviet Union and Japan had made an alliance, we want to wait just incase they want to screw us over. In addition to that, we decided to be helpful and provide France and Great Britain with natural resources. One of our objectives is to transfer resources, so we are planning on making that happen. We know that Germany will go after France and try to take it over, so we are planning on doing everything we can to help them without using our military.  

United States, 1940 

Journal #3

This year we were finally brought into the war and we couldn’t be happier. At the beginning of the year we decided to aid China with natural resources because we have a surplus, and they were struggling to fight Japan. Japan has been a pain in the butt lately, but we finally get to show them who’s boss. They had attacked and acquired Hawaii, however we were expecting that and now we can crush them. Our military rating was at a 9 and since we were attacked it is now at a 13. This change has made us the most powerful army in the world. We now even have a better military then Germany. We are ready to defeat the axis powers, and are also ready for anything that is thrown our way. Next year we are hoping to stop Germany from invading France because we are now officially apart of the axis powers.  

United States, 1941

Journal #4

This was a big year for the Allies, and by big year I mean it was not a good one. Most of France was taken over by Germany and even with our amazing army we could not stop it. Now there is only one part of France left, and there is nothing we can do at this point. We can supply them with anything they need, but other then that they are on their own. In addition to that, we are just trying to keep Japan and Germany away from the Western United States, so we don’t lose any of our original territory. At this point we still have all of our resources, except rubber but that is not on the list of things to do right now. We need to focus on keeping and defending our land because Germany is not stopping and pretty soon they are going to have all of France. Unfortunately, we will not be able to liberate all of Europe. However, we have done what we could and we hope nothing like this happens again in the years to come. 

Unites States, 1942 

Journal #5

Hmm where do I start. Well France was taken over by Italy and unfortunately we couldn’t do anything to help. We are still meeting all of our objectives, but it would have been nice to keep that land. Good news though, the Soviet Union decided to join the Allies. Which means that Germany is surrounded on one side and are army rating with help conquer and defeat. With this news we decided to move our navy closer to the Western United States and we are hoping that this helps us defend. We are still in search for rubber, but that is not at the top of our priority list. We are also planning on staying neutral until attacked or if we need to help another country. In addition to that, since our army has proven to be very strong, we are starting to make Germany and Japan a little nervous. That however was the goal and we are glad they are starting to calm down. 

United States, 1943

Journal #6 

We haven’t been able to do much war because we are trying to move our troops into France. We have done a lot of moving and hopefully next year we will be able to take France back. France will not be able to mobilize, but we will be able to liberate them. We are also planning on taking Germany as the war goes on and hopefully stopping Japan for acquiring land. They have stayed pretty quiet so far, but I am guessing that that will not last. 

United States, 1944

Journal #7 

This year we were able to do some liberating. We were planning on taking France last year, but we weren’t able to because we ran out of time. We were finally able to take it back and we also took Germany. The German army is limited and they will not be able to do anything else. They don’t have the military strength to gain anymore territory. Now, we just have to worry about Japan and their plans. However, with the help of Great Britain, we have the strength to defeat them. After we stop them we are planning on taking back Alaska because we want to keep our original territory. Being the United States, we are prepared for anything, and are excited to see the Axis powers fall. 

United States, 1945 

Journal #7 

This year was another eventful year for us. We had the chance to do more liberating of Europe which is working in favor of us because that is one of our objectives. With the help of Great Britain we were able to take Poland back from Germany and the Axis powers. The Axis powers however, have taken a lot of the Soviet Union. We were planning on not letting Japan take anymore territory and hopefully help the Allies retain their territory. However, the simulation has ended. Overall, we have completed most of our objectives and have been successful in liberating Europe. We feels as though we did everything we could to help the Allies. 

Nuclear War Lesson Plan Student Journal: Great Britain

Nuclear War Lesson Plan

Great Britain 2 Orientation Day

We have a plan to wait for an attack to be forced onto our country and to retaliate if we have to. East Germany is our first target, as it is an entry way to wipe out USSR troops and to invade the surrounding countries as well. But we also have to watch out for the 3,000+ troops in the USSR that could be used to repel us and they could also move towards West Germany too. Right now we just wait for the first move to figure a plan and see what patterns we can theorize and formulate and assume where it will lead.

Great Britain 2 Day 1

USSR has taken Turkey, so we assume that they will make their way to the west and wipe out the countries around East Germany to relieve the pressure. And if they do do that, then we will have to combine our forces in West Germany and hold a front there. We could also try to use our subs and move them toward us so we could use the nukes on them to apply pressure. But they could also do the same and we wouldn’t have any way of taking out their subs. We don’t have enough troops to fend off 2,000 men in the USSR. So we might need help from independent countries. West Germany was nuked and we lost all our troops there. We can’t rely on troops now, and must rely on our tactical nuclear weapons. 

Great Britain 2 Day 2

We activated “Launch On Warning” and the tension in the air is heavy. We don’t know who’s going to launch their nuclear weapons first and it’s only a matter of time before someone does use them. The USSR has declared Defcon 1 and we did the same in response. If they launch the nukes, we will fire too. But there’s a high chance that no one will make it out alive. All countries will most likely be hit and that will be the end of this war. The USSR has launched their weapons and we launched ours in return. When it was finished, every country was decimated and left our countries in ruin. 

World War 2 Lesson Plan Student Journals: Germany

Start day Today we talked about the strength of our troops and why this simulation is different from the ww1 simulation. Now we need oil, rubber, and iron, so we got to attack places that have material so thats our first strategy is trying to get material for war. If we don’t have have the right stuff for our troops, will stay weak, but the more material the stronger we are. My thought process right now is  for people I’m acquired with to get resources for our team so we have better chance of winning. The one mistake we made last simulation was that we didn’t put Germany ships around the U.S.A so France and Britain were bringing in troops and destroying us, Germany and A.H.  

Germany 1 1939- Were starting to plan an attack on Poland. Japan is now starting to attack the Indies because of the resources. We exchanged resources so we can more advance. So far we won both wars for Nazi and Japan and we got a lot of rubber. We signed an alliance with the soviet union so we can keep peace with each other. My thoughts about the whole resource thing is pretty good, especially sharing and getting the best we can for war.  I don’t think signing alliances is all to good, unless its a bigger army, but in this case we are the strongest country but we are stuck in the middle of 3 big countries. I just hope France, Great Britian, and Solviet Union don’t attack all at once even though Germany would have the way stronger army we could suffer major losses. I just hope countries are scared to try to take over the Germany

Germany 2 1940- Japan just took out SC China and it is like a cake wake going threw china. Japan troops have a rank of a good 9. They are basically unstoppable  At this point were taking the map and basically painting it yellow. Japan just got defeated by Serbian troops helping China. Italy tried attacking French North Africa but we didn’t put enough troops in there to over come the troops they put in. So 2 defeats so far.  We also attacked NC China and Japan was victories. The USSR tried attacking Finland but Finland manage to somehow win surprising. People are basically really annoyed with us and people are getting irrupted with there group. Someone actually left there group and came over by us. ‘Sweden’. I think Spencer is really getting in there head about how powerful we are but we really haven’t attacked anyone. 

Germany 3 1941- We started an attack on Finland and Russia put 2500 and we put in 250. Holy cow did kill but in the long run they won us. We took them all the way down to 891 so that is really good on our side. I feel like everyone is getting irrated with our good troops and our annoying mouths. Now were attacking Poland and the other side seems to be giving up slowly. Now were going for Lithuania and everything is going out like a hot knife going threw butter. Now Japan is going threw Buma-GB and we just won. Everything is going with ease and now I want to go for U.S.A because overall they take us all in the long run. If we take them now they can’t help. Plus they got so much materials. Germany is now attacking Belgium for transportation for France. We won Belgium. We won again. We lost a thousand troops but we took out a lot of France and Great Britain Troops. The Eastern USSR attacked Japan. Manchukuo and we won. But we took major losses.

Germany 4 1942 So today we really made Norway mad because they allied with us and we had to attack Norway. The person who had Norway freaked out on us but oh well. She was able to get Russia to help her out but were gonna kill them one way or another. So at this point Japan took out China cause Japan troops are so strong. The U.S.A is gonna be big play later in this simulation because they are gonna kill Japan easily

Germany 5 1943 Today Japan took Serbia to begin with. Now Germany and a few other allied troops with us are taking Ukraine. We took Ukraine and now were trying to move threw the USSR. Japan just now attacked the Philippines and we over took them. The weird thing is that they are starting to get hard and our troops seem to be weaker. At this point we taking over Russia because they have zero troops so were just sweeping.

Germany 6 1944 Today a lot of stuff went down. A lot. The allied sides are going crazy. It started out with the USA taking a part of Japan then bam. Germany and Italy is making them suffer because of it. Russia really sucks, I feel bad for the guy operating it because all he did was lose, lose, lose. We are pushing, so get out of the way. Tomorrow is a big day. Like a really a big day. We taking France I think. The people from France are begging Italy not to take them because they need there objectives done. But I hope Italy gets threw that so we can take them. I wanna push straight threw them. The USA can’t really do anything because most of there U boats are sunk cause of Japan so they are really suppressed. Tomorrow sh!t is going down.

Germany 7 1945 So today is the last day and wow. We were about to attack France but then they attacked Belgium so we had the defending bonus. Big upset but Germany still pulled threw for the victory and now were attack France. Today was the finish. Our map wasn’t suppose to look like the way it looks now. The whole map should be red but its yellow. If they had more time they could possibly send more of USA troops and eventually take over but they couldn’t. We stalled near the end so they couldn’t take back any of France. We moped threw people and it was so easy. Im so glad Italy stood by our side for the finish because they’re the role changer in the game. If it weren’t for them we would of lost. But we mopped floors today. We mopped floors.

World War III Lesson Plan Student Journal: China

World War III Lesson Plan

Period 1 – China 

Orientation Day 

Today we talked about how the simulation is going to work. This simulation sounds like it could intense very quickly if one person makes the wrong move and makes other countries either nervous or mad. I looked at my objectives today and some of them look a little hard to do. Spencer is the Soviet Union and I have to make friends with them and Spencer makes things hard. Elizabeth is the United States so that should be an easier conversation that the one with Spencer. My plan is to talk to Liz and make friends with the United States and then talk to Spencer and make friends with the Soviet Union. The only hard thing that I have to do is talk the United States and the Soviet Union into having them let me use their nuclear weapons. That will be hard because they are both going to be protective of their weapons and use them wisely. 

Day 1: 

Today was the first official day of the simulation. There hasn’t been much going on. My objectives are tough but I have done 2 of them already. I just need to convince the United States and Soviet Union to let them let me use their nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union just launched a nuclear attack on the United States, Luxembourg, West Germany, Great Britain, and 2 other countries. They are shocked and are trying to get back at Spencer. I just had talked to the Soviet Union in the hallway and asked him for the use of his nuclear weapons to help me develop my own weapons. I then need to talk to the United States and make an alliance with them to help me get power. I sent a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union and won. I did that with the United States. Now I have a feeling that Spencer is going to go for me and only me tomorrow and I will have nothing left after tomorrow. But that is okay because I have done all of my objectives so I will receive all of my points. This simulation is kind of fun because you get to play people and make them give you things and then 10 seconds later you can send a nuclear strike and bomb their country. 

Day 2:

Today I believe is the day that I will no longer have anything left in my country because the Soviet Union is going to kill me. I used him to get my nuclear weapons and now he is coming after me. He sent a huge nuclear attack on NATO and killed everything and everyone. The simulation was over within a matter of seconds today. The entire map was filled with red circles after that happened. Everyone was glad that it was over because there was a lot of tension in the room between Spencer and everyone else. 

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

World War II Simulation

Rumania 1 1939

This is the start of something big. Bigger than what we could have imagined. I sure hope this is not a repeat of the First Great War. I hope this one is done with quicker. We have more technology and I have powerful allies. 

Bulgaria 1 1939

I am thinking about allying with the Axis. They are very powerful with Germany at the center and Japan and Italy behind them. It seems like the smart move. I will let this play out for a while before I make my decision. 

Hungary 1 1939

I lost so much territory after the Great War. The West has made no effort to help me in regaining any of it. The Axis has made me offer that I need to think about before I make my decision.

Rumania 1 1940

I donated some of my oil to Germany and Japan. I must support them if I want any help from the in the future. I will fully support them until the end. No matter the outcome. 

Bulgaria 1 1940

I have not made my decision yet. I have been weighing my options and looking at the pros and cons carefully. I want to make the best decision I can for my people. I shall make my final decision soon.

Hungary 1 1940

Germany has made me a promising offer. I like the sound of it a lot. They would help me regain some of my lost territory if I assist them in the war. I am almost certain of my decision. I shall not announce it yet. I will wait just a bit longer.

Rumania 1 1941

I have received help from Bulgaria, Hungary, and Germany to take Ukraine. It is a large chunk of land and I have hold of it, it has weakened the USSR. My country is now safe from attack by the Allies. I am surrounded by my own allies. 

Bulgaria 1 1941

I have made my final decision to join the Axis powers. My first act as part of the Axis is to help Rumania take over Ukraine. It was a successful attack and I have gained the trust of Rumania. Hopefully I can receive some resources from them. It would help tremendously. 

Hungary 1 1941

I announced my alliance to the Axis powers. They have offered to help me regain my territory that had been lost after the Great War. I trust that they will help me when I call for it. I had helped Rumania take Ukraine and I have gained their trust. I will need them to support me in the future.

Rumania 1 1942

After taking Ukraine, Germany has been helping me push further into the USSR. I have been assisting them as they help me simultaneously. Our goal is to wipe them out so they can do no damage to us. Japan has been dealing with them in the East. We are pinching them from the west. They cannot receive help from their allies.

Bulgaria 1 1942

The troops I sent to help with the taking of Ukraine have been pushing northeast with Germany’s troops to wipe out the USSR. I have received word that once they are gone, we will be pushing back west towards France. 

Hungary 1 1942

My troops are helping Germany greatly. They are following Germany into the USSR and offering more fresh troops to fight when needed. I have more troops here to send west when we head towards France.

Rumania 1 1943

I have sent the rest of my troops west into Italy. The plan is to take out France and then Great Britain. If we take out France, then we have all the land. Great Britain will be tough to take with their tough navy. Germany will have to deal with that themselves. I am only able to help on land. I am ready for what lies ahead.

Bulgaria 1 1943

I have sent word to my troops in the USSR to start heading back west towards France. Germany has requested that we assist them in the taking of France. I am ready to help them in any way possible. 

Hungary 1 1943

Germany has sent me word of the plans that lie ahead. I plan to keep my troops in the USSR are for now and send what I have at my disposal west. Germany has made me a great offer and I would like to honor it by helping them when I can. 

Rumania 1 1944

The USSR has been completely wiped out. Our troops are spread but I have moved whats left into Italy. Our next step is to take France. It will be a great achievement if we are able to take it. 

Bulgaria 1 1944

My troops and resting and resupplying in Italy along with Rumania. Our next big plan is to eliminate France and Great Britain. I am sure Hungary will be on the way to help us all as well. 

Hungary 1 1944

My troops have arrived in Italy and are resupplying. Rumania and Bulgaria have also placed troops here. We have many troops stationed in Italy ready to go for France. Germany also has troops in Belgium ready to attack. 

Rumania 1 1945

We have attempted to attack France. Germany had attacked them from Belgium and had failed. It is up to our armies to take a part of France and push in from there. We have obtained a small portion and have pushed north towards Belgium. We took 2 parts of France. The last attempt had been a failure. 

Bulgaria 1 1945

My troops, along with Germany, Italy, and Hungary, had failed to take part of France. Rumania and other groups of German and Italian troops had been successful. We might have failed on our side, But they will be able to push our way and maybe take over the last part of France.

Hungary 1 1945

My troops had failed me. Our armies were unsuccessful in taking our part of France. Rumania, the Germans, and Italy had been successful on their part. They need to push west to take the rest of France.  This war has been successful for the Axis. I hope to regain my lost territory when the war is over. 

Nuclear War Simulation Student Journal: Cuba

Nuclear War Simulation

Dear Journal,

The Soviet Union and I have come to a consensus. We both do not want to start nuclear war, however, he wishes to take over all of Europe.  Because I do not which to start a nuclear war, I will make it known. Knowing how the United States is, they will not fire unless fired upon. I hope that my fellow Soviet Union ally will not take things to far and make America think that we’re trying to make nuclear war. 

All I can say is that I’m not ready for a nuclear war and the devastation that it brings—like it did in Japan. However, after my past with America—could they want war, or to attack me? Dare the United States be so daring as to attack me? I’ll have to ask the Soviet Union to bring me medium nuclear warfare. 

Sincerely yours,

Castro

Dear Journal,

Tensions all day have been running high, and everyone is on alert. My ally has given China nuclear warfare, and China had betrayed them by attacking them! Who knew the tides could turn so quickly?! What should I make out of everything??? I mean I knew that Stalin would attack harshly, but for the Nato to turn China against him? 

And as if things can get any worse—and Nato can’t be any more heartless! Nato has reached Defcon Two and are ready to strike their nuclear weaponry. What do I DO? What if they attack me! I mean they’ve done it in the past—I bet they just want to attack! Well, America, I’m going to get nukes from the Soviet Union! Yes, you bomb me, I bomb you!

Sincerely yours,

Castro

Dear Journal, 

I’ve convinced the Soviet Union to give me nukes. However, before he gave me the nukes he had the decency to tell me to nuke America! AS IF! I wanted to have the nukes for protection…not to start war… My objective was not to invade the U.S. but to keep it from happening. However, I wanted the nukes to retaliate just in case they nuked me because of the launch on warning! How could the Soviet Union try to corrupt everything like this…

Of course, I’m here…writing my last letter, thirty minuets before all the bombs land all over. How can the Soviet Union go against what they said! They wanted Europe—not to nuke the whole earth and bring destruction to it! How could they go against everything they’ve said! …Alas, I hope that I have done enough and that death will come quick—for I don’t want to walk the earth one foot in the grave and the other on the grounds of the  earth…

Sincerely yours,

Castro

WW2 Simulation Journal: United States

Journal Entry – United States 1938 (Orientation)

It’s the beginning of what we think will be the second world war. We’re not sure yet but we believe that because we have a lot of natural resources we will be a main target. Hopefully this is not the case but knowing Hitler’s history and the way he leads that might be a possibility. Hitler isn’t the only person we’re worried about though, we have various other countries to look at because it’s not only Germany that’s low on resources. 

As of right now we have decided to stay neutral and remain passive for now. We don’t plan on attacking anyone until we’re attacked ourselves. We do plan on staying loyal to the Neutral Powers but we’d rather not get involved until we’re forced to. We have enough resources and we’re willing to help people of our alliance. But we, The United States, will not be forcing an attack on someone until we’re attacked. 

Journal Entry – United States 1939 

It’s only day one and Germany had already attacked strong taking over the Netherlands and Poland. This really shows how power-hungry Germany is and how aggressive they’re willing to be to get land. I believe Germany is in it for the land and the resources because I’ve heard talk that Germany is relying on their alliance for their resources. Hopefully they do not attack us because we’re trying to remain neutral as of right now. 

With the United States being strong in resources, we have some concern that Germany will come for us next to take over our resources. If that is the case, we will have to defend and probably call for some help from our alliance to help stop Germany.  We, The United States, are going to try to get our point across that we do not want to be involved in the war and that we’d like to stay out. We would like to remain neutral as long as possible and keep to ourselves as of right now. Somehow, I’ll need to communicate this to all the countries around me and hopefully they abide to what’s been told to them. 

Journal Entry – United States 1940

The war is starting to heat up and countries are betraying some of their alliances over power and land. Japan had taken over a lot of China and it’s believed that they’ll continue to do that until they have taken all of China. The Axis Powers have been attacking many countries and they’re taking over a lot of land. This concerns us heavily because if they’re power-hungry then they might decide to go after the United States. 

So far, we’re sticking to our plan of staying neutral and staying out of the war. We’ve decided that we want to focus on fixing the depression and we want to stay to ourselves. We will NOT attack anyone and we will remain neutral but we have decided that we WILL provide resource to other countries. We believe that if we keep our resources to ourselves than the chances of us getting targeted will increase. So, we will be supplying resources to other countries but we will not be getting involved in war and sending troops to other countries. 

Journal Entry – United States 1941

Japan has officially involved us into this war by bombing Pearl Harbor. This is MAJOR and we have decided to side with the Allies. We WILL be taking action in this and we will work to take over the Axis powers. We are planning on gaining troops and taking over the Axis Power lands and getting revenge on Japan. 

We have sided with the Allied powers and we are figuring out how to take over the Axis land. We, the United States, is the only country that mobilizes and gains troops throughout the war. We plan on taking advantage of this and using this to overpower other countries. Japan will be suffering consequences for bombing Pearl Harbor and WE DO NOT plan on going easy on them.  

Journal Entry – United States 1942

Today was not the greatest day for the Allied Powers. Japan had went in strong into China and had taken over a lot of land. China couldn’t do much and Japan had burnt through a lot of troops. My plan was to move towards Japan and take them over although the Allied Powers have a different idea. 

The Allied Powers want me to move my Navy towards Belgium to help them take over Belgium. I’d would like to provide assistance but after Pearl Harbor I wanted to be focused on taking over Japan. Willingly but also very unwillingly, the Allied Powers decided to attack Belgium which wasn’t a smart move and I stated that. They knew it was a war that we couldn’t win but continued to attack. This has a big effect on us, The United States, because we won’t be able to carry out our plan as smooth as we liked. Our focus from now on is to attack Japan and take over all their land. If we can attack Japan then we will be able to conquer their land quite easily due to them burning through all their troops. 

Journal Entry – United States 1943

Once again the Axis powers had attacked real hard and are taking over a lot of land. Japan, which had bombed us, took most of the land East of the USSR and the USSR is worried that they’re going to be invaded. Germany and Japan are closing in on the USSr and I plan on moving towards them to help.

After Japan had attacked us, we plan on going through Japan and taking over as much land as possible. We plan on taking our Navy and moving troops through the back but that’s a little difficult at the moment due to the Allies. The Allies keep requesting help, which id gladly like to supply, but it’s difficult when you have to do different things to maintain power. So far, we’re still focused on going through Japan to help the USSR and take over Japan and get revenge for what they had done. 

Journal Entry – United State 1944

It’s not looking very good for the Allied powers as we are starting to crumble apart. I am far from my allied countries so it’s hard to provide a bunch of help to them. They’re also requesting a bunch of resources from us which we will provide but we will also need some if we plan on taking over Japan. We’re doing the most with what we got trying to take over the Axis powers but it’s looking rough right now. 

The Axis powers are looking really strong right now because they had taken over a bunch of land that they needed. They had taken over the USSR and they have spread all throughout to help them maintain their land. We’re still trying to work our way through Japan which shouldn’t be very hard because they’re retreating closer to the USSR and leaving a bunch of land open. We will continue to do as much as we can but it’s not sure how much longer we can go without being over powered by the Axis powers. 

Journal Entry – United States 1945 

We’re making moves towards the Axis Powers and we’re working to take over the Germans. We’ve already taken out the German Navy and we’ve worked on taking over Belgium. We almost won that battle but felt short but we did weaken their military in Belgium by a lot. Hopefully, this’ll help us take over Belgium and help us move throughout the land that Germany is in. 

We’ve defended pretty good against the Germans and the Axis Powers so far by holding good defense. We’ve defended a good chunk of France so far and we’re trying to protect against the Axis Powers taking all of it over. We weren’t very successful taking over Japan and getting revenge but we did help our alliance and we maintained the land that we could. 

Cold War Lesson Plan Student Journal

Cold War Simulation

West Germany – Period 2

Prewar Report

Today was more of an explanation day with just explaining on how the entire simulation was going to be ran and how it was a little different from other ones, with the tactical nukes and snap count launches. I plan on working very closely with the United States because they seem to be a big superpower with many of the nukes being in their hands, along side with countries that surround West Germany for a place to retreat if I get invaded (which I plan to see aggression inflicted on me). In a case when where that happens I will hopefully retreat to Belgium or Norway, unless the United States stays and fights with us.

Day 1

There has so far been an attack on Yugoslavia by the USSR and I think that they plan on taking the rest of Europe along side it. We decided that when the USSR attacked Turkey, that we needed to use tactical nukes because our 300 armored tank divisions wouldn’t be able to stop the 1000 incoming USSR divisions. We successfully destroyed all of them without losing any of our troops. Everybody in NATO is not wanting to have a nuclear war but to make peace, while the Warsaw Pact is wanting war it seems. We’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Day 2

The Warsaw Pact is continually showing signs of aggression towards NATO allied countries and are asking us to leave West Germany for them to take it. No way I’m going to leave my country without a fight. Everybody except the United States and my West German divisions are left in West Germany. The USSR sent another 1000 troops to Turkey, which ended like a repeat of the last one, all casualties were on the USSR, which we had launch on warning activated, and just like that, everything was reduced to rubble.

WWII Simulation Student Journal: China & Finland

China 1 1938

Today was the day where my country gathered it’s best militaristic ideas and strategies.  We need to come up with a plan to keep Japan away, which is our biggest struggle at the moment.  I hope to make a secret alliance with Serbia so they can step in once they can stop being neutral.   I plan to try and use all of China’s military and move them around as needed.  We might need more help from other countries because of our weak military ratings.  The only problem, is that I don’t know where that help will come from.  

Finland 1 1938

Today was a stressful day of plan making.  I’ve been thinking about who I should make alliances with first.  While organizing that,  I also had to create a plan as to what I will do once I, or the Soviet Union are able to stop being neutral.  I am scared for what the USSR has in store for me, I fear they will turn on me and take advantage of my country.  Next year I plan to form an alliance with the USSR to try and keep the peace, and my territory. 

China 1 1939

This year is already off to a bad start.  I have lost North Central China to North East China (ruled by Japan).  I tried my best to save it, and I thought it would work to combine North Central China and South Central China’s  troops.  Those two combined gave me 2,400 troops against North East China’s 1,000 troops.  I was in complete shock when I saw the result of the battle; an Axis Powers victory.  I need to make big moves, and it needs to move quickly.  

Finland 1 1939

This year was quiet for Finland.  I tried to convince Germany to protect me if and when the USSR decides to come for Finland, but they just keep acting flakey and not “all in” tot he deal.  I know there’s something sketchy going on between us, but I’m not sure why.  I need to form a secret alliance with them before it’s too late.  Something else I tried was to make an informal alliance with the USSR.  They fell for it!  I told them I’d give them my troops since they threatened to take me over if I don’t… but little do they know, I have an incredible army rating!  I know it won’t be long before they come for Finland’s blood, but if I can just stall and fend for myself for a while, I might be able to gain support from German troops and/or the German Navy.

China 1 1940

My heart and mind are being broke into millions of pieces.  Japan has taken over two of my China’s territories.  China is hopeless, there are no countries around to help defend us or donate any supplies and troops.  A positive that has come out of this is sympathy from the United State, they have agreed to give China seven oil!  I am so grateful for their support through these hard times.  The lack of respect from other countries, especially Japan, has made it hard to have hope for the future of this country.  Germany has been suspiciously kind to China… they have politely declined my request for troops and raw materials, but thankfully, have agreed to convincing Japan to stop attacking China for the time being.  I have a bad feeling Japan will come back for more, but for now, I need to focus on increasing my army’s rating by gaining more raw materials and troops from surrounding countries.  These  next few years could be very scary for China, and we need to be prepared. 

Finland 1 1940

This year was a bit scary for Finland.  We held strong in a battle against our enemy, the USSR.  After making a fake treaty with them, they kept their half, but Finland, not so much.    We held up a good fight thanks to our strong military.  We don’t have much left to withstand another attack though.  We’ve tried so many times to convince Germany to lend us some extra protection using their navy, but they have declined every single time the question comes up.  We can hold our own for now, but that won’t be true for long.  I know we will need back up soon, but the only question is where that back up will come from.  

China 1 1941

This was a very quiet year for China.  I fear that Japan will come back to finish us off, so we’ve been laying low. I want China to keep the USSR’s leftover troops from our last battle up by the USSR boarder for extra protection against Japan.  I doubt that it will be enough, but every little bit will help in weakening Japan.  I know the USSR is planning on weakening Japan as much as they possibly can, I just need to figure out a way to regain my lost territory after all or at least most of Japan’s troops are gone.   Japan is focusing on the United States now, but I have confidence the U.S. can fight back.   

Finland 1 1941

This year was a sad year for Finland.  We lost all of our troops to the USSR.  We knew this might happen, but we thought we were well prepared for it.  With military support from  Germany, I was sure that we would win the battle, but it was a lost cause.  Now I need to focus on maintaining my status of staying out of European affairs after forming a public alliance with Germany.  I can’t believe Japan attacked the United States!  I have a feeling they will regret that decision.  

China 1 1942

What a depressing year.  China lost every last drop of it’s territory.  There was hardly anything we could do to save it though.  We managed to secure goods from the United States, but they barely made a dent in our military’s rating.  With no surrounding countries strong enough to help, we knew from day one it would be a lost cause.  Thank goodness for the USSR, though.  They managed to dig us out of some deep holes earlier in the war.   Sadly, their supply of troops didn’t last forever, and eventually we had no extra protection.  

Finland 1 1942

After a harsh year last year, we have decided to stay completely out of European affairs.  We had to disown our alliance with Germany to do this.  I wanted to so badly tell Germany what the Allies were up to, but I knew Finland had to stay out of whatever evil plots they had going for the Allies.  It was what was best for Finland and the Allies.  

China 1 1943

China is out of troops, and the past couple years have been lonely.  We’ve just been watching the war nag on for the past couple of years, and there is nothing we can do now to regain our original territory.  It’s not looking too good for the allies.  The Axis powers have been taking over every country they can get their hands on.  All I can hope for is the strength of the Allied powers so that they can regain all of their lost territory as well. 

Finland 1 1943

Finland has been sitting back and watching the war, just like China.  It has been hard to see all the territory being lost due to the horrifying Axis Powers.  They keep attacking all the weak countries, and theirs nothing anyone can do about it.  Finland just can’t wait for this horrible and terrifying war to end.

China 1 1944

For China, nothing has happened.  I left the Allied Powers in charge of China while I was away, but they hardly had to do anything concerning it.  The war has moved to mostly Central Europe and there is really nothing China can to to help out over there or anything we can do to regain our original territory.  This war will hopefully end soon.  We will hope for the best until that time comes. 

Finland 1 1944

Nothing has happened to Finland for a long time.  I left Finland in the hands of the Allied Powers while I was away, although nothing happened.  Hopefully this war doesn’t continue for much longer, I’m not sure how many more years all these countries can endure another World War.  

China 1 1945

Finally this horrible war looks as though it is coming to an end.  It has been very quiet over in China, nothing has touched us, let alone harm us, nor gotten close.   We are hopeful for the future, though it will take much rebuilding due to Japan’s horrific take over.  This war is now focused mostly in the Germany and France area, far from us.  China is routing for the Allied Powers.  We hope they will be able to regain all the lost territory of past Allies and serve the Axis Powers justice.        

Finland 1945

I received intel from Germany that they regained my Finland’s territory last year while I was absent, but something inside me tells me that’s not true.  A couple of the Allies,  Norway and Sweden, told me that he didn’t really try and regain my territory for me.  It’s still taken over by the Axis Powers, which is why Germany considered Finland “regained” because of our alliance.  It was never supposed to go public, but stay private.  There is nothing left to do.  The war is finally over.  

Second World War Simulation Journal: Yugoslavia & Belgium

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1938

We, the country of Yugoslavia, shall trick Germany into helping my country. We don’t plan to keep a long term friendship with them, nor will we help their military at all as we are allied. They look to us to help them take control of Greece. But they don’t seem very trustworthy since they used force to make me join their side. So when they time comes, I’ll betray them and help the allies. It may be a suicide mission, but at least I’ll go down with a little bit of pride.

The country of Belgium is planning to join the allies to help them hold off Germany and save France from being totally destroyed. But Germany has their hand around my throat because there would be no way that only a couple of us allied countries could hold off Germany alone. They have too many troops posted outside of Belgium and the only way for me to survive is to join the Axis powers. For now I’ll have to watch Germany closely and analyze what their goal is before making a decision.

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1939

Yugoslavia has officially created a fake alliance with Germany, but we don’t plan to keep it up for long. I have secretly met with the Allied forces to decide how we should move forward from this moment on. But I haven’t gotten much of a response from anyone. So I gave the Allied powers a year to help me decide. Until then I don’t plan to attack anyone so that I can guarantee a surprise attack. Germany doesn’t realize that Yugoslavia plans to betray them so quickly in the war. I hope they are prepared to be surprised because I wonder how they will react.

I plan to be neutral for a long while as everyone else kills each other. And I plan to join the Axis powers since I would be completely destroyed by Germany and I would lose all control of Belgium. So to play it safe and to give me more time to play my cards. It might mess up the plans of everyone else, but at least I’ll keep my control. I can turn the war just by joining the opposite side. Here goes nothing!

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1940

I have joined the Allies and I have been wiped out immediately by Germany. I caught them off guard, but it wasn’t much of an impact as I intended it to. It seems as though the Allies don’t have a chance against Germany. But I suppose my sacrifice wasn’t such a waste, as I divided Germany’s army when they attacked me. So it will allow the Allies to attack where they have been weakened.

I shocked the war by joining the Axis powers. They know that Belgium is an advantage in the battles between France and Germany. There were Allied troops in Belgium when I switched sides. It was a blindside that no one saw coming. They are confused and won’t know how to react when Germany attacks. I cannot wait to see what happens now between France and Germany. Let’s wipe out all the competition and win this war.

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1941

France and Great Britain are the only threats to us in this war and must lookout for their navy and men. With Italy and Germany using Belgium to travel through, it will destroy the Allied forces and eliminate anyone in our way. We plan to take out the USSR and then head to the west to take out France. It’s a two-front war and we need to take out USSR asap. Japan will attack the USSR from the east and Germany will attack from the west. Hopefully this will work and we can dominate this war.

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1942

We are building up our military to go to the USSR and wipe them out. Japan is making plans to move up through Asia and start by attacking Eastern USSR. Then Germany will start moving through Belarus and farther up and take full control of the USSR. Our plan is to take as many countries as we can and to take full control of Europe. No one stands a chance against Germany and the Axis powers. They might as well surrender now and to save us the hassle. We are number one.

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1943

Now that we have wiped out the USSR, we are aiming to take France. We make our way west and then use Belgium to take France from there. There is hardly any resistance and nobody can stop us. If we continue at this rate, we will win the war for sure. Germany is crushing everyone with the help of Italy and Japan. This is going great. As we continue to sweep to the East, the Allied forces plan to gather troops to help back up France and to enforce a wall of defense. All we have to do is block off the two entrances to France from Germany and corner them.

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1944

We have taken Asia and most of Europe. We plan to head south to take Syria and to take complete control of Europe. Then we’ll send more troops to France. Our plan is still intact and we plan to carry it out from here on. We plan to send our Navy towards France too. And after France is gone, we’ll take Great Britain. That will leave the U.S. vulnerable and defenseless. And if push turns to shove, we’ll send waves after waves of our troops to the United States and take them too. 

Yugoslavia / Belgium 1, 1945

We came close to completely taking Europe but came up short handed. I’m not saying I’m mad, just that we could’ve taken more if we had more time. But this is an Axis Victory for sure. The Allies had no way of defeating us. We used strategy and predicted their actions accordingly and it was successful. I respect the Allies for putting up a good fight, and for doing such a good job. We were worried at some points and we were scared that they would actually come back and bite us in the butt. Thankfully, luck was on our side this time and we prevailed.