All posts by David

WW1 Student Journal Russia

Russia 8 1913

We have heard that an all inclusive war will be happening in Europe soon. Being apart of the Allies, we hope to stick together throughout the war. We would love to ally with some smaller, but important countries. As a country, we will honor our alliance with the Allies. We plan to mobilize our troops and take control of the Dardanelles Strait. Taking control of the Dardanelles Strait would be a huge move for us, as the rest of the Allies would be able to get supplies to us.

Russia 8 1914

The war has officially started in Europe. I have started a secret alliance with Japan. Even though they took over Manchuria, they have a strong navy that can help me in the long run. Although I have lost some troops in battles against Germany and the Ottoman Empire, I plan on moving troops to R2. My plan is to gather enough troops to attack Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. I plan on sticking to my alliance with Serbia by attacking Austria-Hungary soon. I hope to start an alliance with Romania so they can help me attack Austria as well. The Allies have been discussing and have plans to ally with Italy and disconnect Austria and Germany.

Russia 8 1915

The war is getting real in Europe. We have not been attacked since the first time, but the Ottoman Empire, Germany, and Austria-Hungary are gathering troops to attack me. As the Allies, we want to attack Austria-Hungary in A3 and the Ottoman Empire in O1. If Russia doesn’t lose many troops next round, I can be a lot of help to attacking both Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. I haven’t been able to help Serbia by attacking Austria-Hungary, but I hope to do that soon. I also hope to gain power of the Dardanelles Strait by attacking O1. Hopefully, us Allies can pull Romania over to our side and get their help in our fight against the Central Powers.

Russia 8 1916

As the Allies, we have made some moves. After adding Romania to the Allies, we were able to attack Austria-Hungary and Germany. Even though we did this, I still lost some of my land. As a country, we did not feel comfortable attacking the Ottoman Empire or Austria-Hungary. Having low troop rankings has made it hard for us to attack and feel confident that we won’t lose all of our troops. This has made it hard to complete objectives. I have a feeling that Germany and Austria-Hungary are going to attack us again tomorrow. If the other Allies on the other side of Europe can convince them to move their troops that way, we might have a chance to be safe next round. As the years go on, this is more and more stressful.

Russia 8 1917

We all knew that this would happen. Russia has surrendered. To help the Allies, I sent a majority of my troops to R3 to try and take my land back. This ended up backfiring as our country had to surrender after losing to many troops. This was the only chance for us to get our land back to achieve some objectives. We ended up breaking into a civil war and losing ⅓ of our land. We also lost ⅓ of our population and ¾ of our industries. All we have left is 200 navy to transport troops for other Allies. We tried to get ourselves back into the war, but that did not work out.

Russia 8 1918

Russia is still in a civil war. We have been watching the rest of the real war unfold. It’s sad to see our Allies lose so much land during the last year of the war. Even though we care about our Allies fighting, we have had bigger problems. This civil war seems like it could go on for years and years. I just hope nothing like this happens again in Europe.

World War 1 Student Journal Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary 8 Introduction

The war has just started! Austria Hungary is feeling very very very upset when one of our great leaders, Franz Ferdinand, was assassinated by a slavic nationalist, Gavrilo Princip. We as Austria-Hungary can’t take this anymore. We have been very self centered but when one of our own dies, we can’t just sit there a watch. We plan to attack Serbia and make them pay for what they did to our country. They soon will feel the sorrow that we have now. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1914

The war has begun. 1914 the Central Powers had the advantage to attack Russia and Serbia. Sadly we all lost all battles and are soldiers too. We need to gather more troops into one of our lands to start attacking bigger and better countries. Austria is not going down without a fight, win or lose, we are Austrians and are ready for whatever can come to us. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1915

Day 2 in the war, and the Central Powers had victories!!! We took out Serbia with the help of the Central Powers, and all the countries around us wanted pay back. So Russia wanted to fight more but as the Central Powers we fought together hard and strong and came out victorious! The war has just begun and secret alliances are forming, and nobody knows. We come up with the most hard core plan and they better watch out. I see that they are struggling, they meaning the Allies. We are coming in strong and they better watch out from the CENTRAL POWERS!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1916

Day 3 in the war, it was a good day for the allies, not for the Central Powers. We fought and fought but we lost 2 chunks of our land. One from Germany and one from ours. It is not over yet! We did destroy a big chunk of Russia’s land and is going to slowly creep up on them and hopefully sooner or later we will take over their government and they will shut down. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1917

It was our turn to take revenge. We put everything out there and wished for the best. Us and Germany took back the land that we lost, and that was our first victory of the day. Next we decided to take over Romania with the help of Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria. We defeated them and took over their land. We wanted to do something big, so we declared war with Greece, with Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria, but we sadly lost, and lost troops. We had to protect ourselves so we did some movements to keep our land. The allies were very strong, they attacked part of our land and were successful. We sadly lost our capital city, which means there is no chance we can gain troops through them. Russia fell into pieces and their country was demolished. That is a pretty good advantage for us. We will work harder and stronger to the best we can do to make our country and the Central Powers proud!

Austria-Hungary 8 1918

It was a rocky road and all, but we still stand up tall. We had a lot of ups and downs, but we as the Central Powers took over and fought and fought for each other to stay up and running. We gained our regular territory back and even demolished some parts of Italy. We gained our territory as a whole and we are proud to be part of the Central Powers, and especially proud to represent the one and only Austria-Hungary.

World War I Student Journals Austria-Hungary

Austria-Hungary 8 1913

Our country is in great peril! Our only heir to the throne has been killed by a Serbian nationalist! I think we are going to declare war on Serbia, as it is their governments fault our beloved Archduke Franz Ferdinand is dead! This will set off a lot of alliances, but Serbia must be punished!! The intelligence report says that Serbia has more soldiers than us, but we have more reserves. Some things that concern me are that Russia is allianced to Serbia, and has so many soldiers. Also, France is allianced with Russia and Great Britain is allianced with France, so if we declare war on one, we are basically declaring war on all three. However, we have Germany on our side.  My plan is to take out France as early as possible, so that Great Britain can’t transport soldiers over to France for reinforcements. 

Austria-Hungary 8 1914

Notes:

  • Germany attacked Russia
  • Ottoman attacked Russia
  • We attacked Serbia

Today, things did not go our way. However, while we didn’t reign victorious in today’s battles, I believe the central powers will win this war. To appease the slavic people, we publicly announced that we are giving them representation in our government. Hopefully that will keep them from rebellion and keep them happy finally! Ever since we annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina, they have been enraged because of their nationalism, so if they have representation, that should satisfy them. We must gain access to the Aegean sea zone! But one piece of land stands in our way:Serbia. My intelligence however has said that they have to have extremely skilled soldiers, because they took little damage from our fight today. Our plan now is to attack Serbia with 500 of my soldiers, 280 of Bugarias soldiers, and 200 Ottoman soldiers, and hopefully that is enough to take out Serbia! I am discussing with Romania and Greece’s presidents so that hopefully we can ally and we can all go for Serbia at the same time, for an all around attack, and no one can help them! The best part about this is that this will also be able to help me get a route to the Aegean sea zone. Either way, we cannot fight a two-front war. We cannot fight Russia and France/Great Britain at the same time!  I think the best way to fight France is to go through Italy. I’m pretty sure that we will have to be forceful in doing so, but that is the most effective way, and safest way, to destroy the Allies! Although we could go through Belgium, Great Britain is extremely close and can transport an abundance of soldiers very quickly. Through Italy, they have to move soldiers over. Tomorrow we take over Serbia and ally with Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece! Let’s do this!!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1915

  • Italy attacked Austria
  • Me, ottoman, and Bulgaria attacked Serbia
  • Britain’s navy attacked Germany’s navy

Today was a win for the central powers. We won every battle today, which gives me hope for the future! It was a little overkill, but Bulgaria, Ottoman, and my troops all attacked and defeated the ones who started this whole mess! I know the Allied powers are planning something with all the moving they did today, and I’m afraid that we might fight a two-front war, which is really bad and will defeat us quickly. The Allied Powers removed Romania from their group because of releasing information, so I’m planning on publicly allying with them tomorrow. I’m planning on allying with Greece tomorrow, which gives us more troops to move. France’s 4000 troops and Italy’s 2556 troops in Italy scares me. If they attack us, I’m afraid we won’t be able to defend against them. Our plan moving forward is moving troops to the borders to defend against the allies. Our plan is to let them invade us, so we are moving so we can back up our troops to get ready for the attack.

Austria-Hungary 8 1916

  • Italy, france attacked us and took A2
  • We attacked Russia, and gained R3
  • Great britain attacked germany, but failed twice

Today I learned of the traitor Romania! Now, we must take Romania out alongside the other allied powers! I think we need to place a deadly blow on Romania as soon as possible! Like I said previously, France’s and Italy’s troops attacked our weakest place, where Germany couldn’t come to our aid. Since we lost A2, we need to get that back immediately with the help of our friends! I think my plan is to rather attack a deadly blow on Romania or attack G2 and try to take that over. My thought is that they can only move 1000 troops through the forest to help back up G2, so this may be our only chance to take it over. I am losing hope after today. The whole class is now against us and we do not have enough troops to fight them all. We will have a meeting tomorrow to talk about which point to attack. At this point, we need to take a lot of their troops out fast, with not a lot of losses.

Austria-Hungary 8 1917

  • Us and Germany took over G2
  • We took over Romania
  • Ottoman and Bulgaria tried to take Greece, but lost

Russia surrendered!!! Now that Russia is not a problem anymore, we can focus all the rest of our troops to the western fight! We got back G2 from the allies, and destroyed Romania, the traitors! Finally Romania got what it deserved! While the allies took A1 from us, our first priority is to get it back! With tomorrow being the last day, we need to send all our troops to A1 and A2 to get our land back/attempt to get our land back! I think the Allies are going to do a little war, but in the end bring all the US troops over and just destroy us with all the new additions they get from them. I’m guessing that they will either attack Germany or attack Serbia to connect Greece to them. Then, they will bring all of the US troops over to fight for them. For us, its balls to the wall and using all our troops to go as far west as possible. Our last objective we need to complete is to retain our original territory, so we will do whatever it takes to do just that! Which area we attack depends on what the allies do, so let’s see what they do and get that bread!!!

Austria-Hungary 8 1918

  • Great Britain attacked G1
  • Allies attacked G2
  • Allies attacked Serbia
  • We took back A1
  • We took back A2
  • We took I1
  • We took Serbia
  • Bulgaria tried to take Greece, but lost

War is over! We ended up finishing all of our objectives, and getting extra land in the process! I’m honestly tired of all the bloodshed that has happened in the past years and am happy for it to be all over. Hopefully, we can create some peace between the European countries and keep long-lasting peace. There are basically no troops left on land, and most cities are destroyed. With more time, I believe we could take all of Europe and destroy the Allies even more. I am thankful that the US wasn’t able to bring many troops over, as it is reported that they have very strong soldiers, and they have many more than we could’ve handled. At some points, I had lost hope and was just trying to hold on, but I think in the end, we came out victorious! But I think we lost more than we gained in this war…..  My plan is to not get involved in war ever again, unless it involves my country specifically. 

WW1 Student Journal Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire 1913 – 

Today was a day to strategize, and Sydney and I did just that. We found out that our army isn’t the most powerful, but by using our allies, we have a good opportunity to win this war. Germany, one of our best allies, has the best army around. If we can keep them close to us, we could dominate together. 

Austria-Hungary is mourning the death of their leader. They are one of our allies as well, so we already have the news that they will be declaring war. We have allied with Bulgaria, mostly because we can go through their land, being able to reach Italy by foot. This war will not leave our hands, this is our time to rise to glory!

Ottoman Empire 1914 – 

Germany has declared war on Russia, and due to our alliance, we declared on them too. We know that because Russia is not technologically advanced, we used poison gas. Poison gas has a high chance of working when the country is not technologically advanced. Germany sent 230 troops with poison gas, but it wasn’t enough to defeat them, same for us. We were both dominated, and it hurt us big time. Because of our alliance with Bulgaria, we were able to move 200 of our troops there, helping our defense against the aggressive Italy. We are in a good position right now, and are prepared for 1915. 

Ottoman Empire 1915 – 

Today our main objective is to take over Serbia, most importantly because it is one of our objectives. First off, we have a major problem on our hands. Italy is attacking a part of Austria-Hungary, trying to capture their land. We don’t have any troops nearby to defend, but Germany came in to help. Sadly, Italy was successful and we lost a part of Austrias’ land. Now, onward to Serbia. We sent in plenty of troops to attack using some of Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and us. We captured Serbia with little effort. 

Lastly, Germanys’ navy battled Britians’ navy in the North Sea Zone. This was a huge risk for us because the British Navy is incredibly strong. Somehow we beat Britain with room to spare. This year was full of accomplishments, but we need to recapture Austria-Hungary’s land soon. 

Ottoman Empire 1916 – 

To start off, Germany, our alli, moved troops into Russian land. We have a major battle at stake. If we can defeat Russia and take over this part of land, we take over the Crimea, which is one of our objectives. Statistics are on our side. Germany has the best army in the war, compared to the Russian empire, which is pathetic. Along with poison gas, we won the battle! 

Italy moved troops into the previous land they took over from Austria-Hungary. We need to attack Italy soon to recapture the land. 

Finally, Germany defended greatly against Great Britain. They attacked a key part of land in northern Germany, but failed twice. This was a huge win, proving how strong the Central Powers are!

Ottoman Empire 1917 – 

Russia has surrendered! Their government failed and left the war. This is huge for us because we had to leave most of our troops on the eastern part of our country in order to keep Russia out of our territory. We are one step closer to winning this war.

Our main objective as a country today was to take over Romania, this is one of our objectives. This is a revenge attack. Romania signed an alliance with us, but left us for our enemies! Capturing Romania will prove to them that they should’ve never left the Central Powers. By using our troops and German troops , we dominated Romania. The war is far from over. 

We need to capture some of Italy’s land, and  recapture Austria-Hungarys’ land. If so, there is a very good chance the war will end. 

Ottoman Empire 1918 – 

Today is the last push. As our country, we need to take over Greece, which shouldn’t be hard. They only have 58 troops left and Frances’ 250. But first, to be fair with our allies, we need to recapture A2 with Austria-Hungary and Germany. France took over some of Germany’s land, but we returned the favor and got it back. This is a very close war, with the Allies and the Central powers are in a deep hatred with one another. They are trying to deplete our forces, but are failing miserably going up against our well prepared troops. With all of our last strength, we took over a part of Italy, recaptured part of Austria-Hungary, and recaptured Serbia. We were not able to take over Greece. Our troops were not in the right position to attack, a mistake by us.

Victory!! Victory!! The Central powers which included Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, and us, the Ottoman Empire, defeated the Allies. It is a great feeling. Being able to defeat Romania, who backstabbed us and left our alliance, and then taking it over was a fantastic feeling. The War was successful, with very little losses for us. We kept our original territory, took over several countries, and lost few soldiers. We cannot wait to come back and celebrate with the wonderful country, the best country, and don’t forget, the winning country, the Ottoman Empire!

WWI Student Journals Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1913:

We’ve made some strategic moves for the future this year. We need to take back Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania. We’ve made this easier by signing an alliance with Bulgaria. You know what they say: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. The Central Powers have a plan in place and will put it to the test in 1914. May God help us all.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1914:

We’ve brought Bulgaria into our circle, and it’s proved to be a good decision so far. Germany and our great Empire went up against Russia and the outcome wasn’t what we had hoped. We’ll leave them alone for now, though. There’ve been whispers from Italy planning to take our country. We’ve made strategic moves to avoid this treasonous move though. Bulgaria has let us move troops into its country. We’re going to help Austria-Hungary take down Serbia. Long live the Ottomans.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1915:

The Allied Powers claimed Italy as one of their own like an eagle swooping to claim fish from a river. We really would’ve liked an alliance with them, but we’re fine without it and know what they plan to do. We attacked Greece for the first time today, but Italy came to its aid and we suffered a gross defeat there, but our plans still hold and we will come to the aid of those who helped us. Romania has joined our team and she is proving to be a useful and resourceful ally. 

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1916

We were fools to believe that Romania would ever truly leave the allies to join us. She left us cold and in the dust. All of the top secret intel she received, she fed back to the Allies. We lost a lot today, but We’ll come back stronger, like a phoenix from the ashes. We heard that Russia planned to take O2 and begin its tirade to the Dardanelles Strait, which we know from undercover moles, is something they desperately need. To counteract this, we moved as many troops as we could spare from our capital, to protect our border with Russia.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1917

We really showed them who’s boss. We recaptured G2, we took back Austria-Hungary’s territories, and we took Romania. Russia has collapsed into Civil war, and just in time, for we also took their western front, regaining the Crimea. An incredibly successful year, but we won’t take it lightly, because we still suffered heavy losses. We will be smart moving forward, but for now, we celebrate our magnificent wins.

Ottoman Empire, Period 8, 1918

We came into this year with high hopes, but we weren’t so lucky. Despite the allies endless attempts, we were able to protect Germany and the Austria-Hungarians from the Allied Powers. We gave our last attempt to take Greece, but it was for nothing and we were still defeated. If not for Italy’s incredibly disciplined army, we would have won, but unfortunately, they made a strategic decision that we didn’t account for. We thought that they would move to help in Austria-Hungary, but in the upset of the century, they moved all their troops to Greece and the impact was less than in our favor. Though not completely successful in the end, we regained most of our lost territories for the Ottomans, and for that, we’re forever grateful.

World War One Student Journal Italy

Italy, P8, 1913, The Archduke of Austria Hungary was killed. This will have major consequences we fear. Austria has many allies and if 1 nation attacks it will bring many more nations to the battlefield. 

I think Austria will not respond kindly to this. With the knowledge that the assassin was a Serbian Nationalist I think this will lead to fighting between the 2 nations. Italy has no plan to interfere with this at the moment.

Italy, P8, 1914, Austria gave a speech and it implied they will not let this go. This is going to lead to fighting all over Europe and will throw all nations into chaos. Our plan is to remain neutral for now and not get involved in this war unless forced to by an attacking nation.

Bulgaria and Germany also made an alliance which means they are preparing to attack. We are inching closer to battle.

Germany attacked Russia but were unsuccessful in trying to conquer Russia’s land. Battle is finally upon us. Russia then faced another attack from the Ottoman Empire. Russia was again successful at defending their land. This is good news for the Allies of Russia.

Austria Hungary is now making an attack upon Serbia. This has no effect on us as we have a defensive alliance with Austria and they are going on the aggressive. We don’t support this behavior and will be no help to them. Serbia was successful in defending their land and didn’t suffer any major losses.

Our plans for the future include allying with the allies and joining our forces in order to defeat the central powers.

Italy, P8, 1915, Our plan was a success and we joined forces with the allies. We simply don’t agree with the actions of our old alliances we had set defensively. They went on the attack and we supported none of it.

Today we set siege apon Austria with the help of our fellow ally Serbia. Unfortunately our attack was unsuccessful. We plan to regroup and plan ahead for our next move. We plan to be more prepared for the next attack and bring in more allies and troops in hopes of success.

Our strategy and plan is to bring in support troops from France to support our next attack against Austria. With the fellow support I think this should be an easy victory for the allies.

Italy, P8, 1916, Our plans went exactly as expected. With the help of France we easily conquered some of Austria’s territory. With the momentum on our side we have no plans on slowing down. 

Our strategy moving forward is to try and weaken Germany’s troops as they are our biggest threat at the moment. Once they are weakened and can no longer provide solid defense for Austria we plan to conquer it.

  Great Britain weakened part of Germany’s troops which helped move forward. Our allies also attacked the Ottoman empire but were not successful in their attack.

We suffered major losses in an attempt to conquer more of Austria. With this setback we plan to regroup and wait for support from Russia and the United states.

Italy, P8, 1917, We went on the offensive and gained a lot of ground against Austria. We were successful in both of our attacks and gained the land we were hoping for.

We also have the help of the US on our side too now.

Our plan is to move US and Great Britians troops in position for defense in the central powers upcoming attacks. I am worried we won’t be able to defend though. We don’t have time to get enough of US and Great Britain’s troops in position for defense. Without their support the central powers have us heavily outnumbered.

Italy P8, 1918, We were struck hard by the powers in 2 different locations and lost almost all of our troops in these battles. We simply didn’t have the supplies to get US and Great Britain’s troops to the battlefield for support. We were heavily outnumbered without the help from our fellow allies and got totally wiped out.

The loss of Italy’s homeland signified the end of the war for us. We lost all our conquered territory as well as our troops in one last stand. The central powers have won the war.

World War 1 Student Journal Great Britain

Great Britain 8 1913

Things are heating up in Europe. Hell broke loose in Austria when the Archduke was shot by a Serb. We’re all a little flustered. Serbia appears to be relying on us for defense, as no doubt, this has rattled most European armies. In honoring our alliances, I’m afraid that—what is likely to happen with our adversaries as well—we could all be dragged into a slew of battle if it gets bloody.

To secure our friends southeast, should they be recruited to go against us or be attacked otherwise, we, Great Britain, will seek out a public alliance with Portugal for their protection and our security.

I plan for a private alliance with Belgium. One of our objectives is to protect their neutrality, and we can do this by coming to their defense if they should be attacked or convinced to join our adversaries…we will defend freedom above all else.

Great Britain 8 1914

This year, the Central Powers drew first blood. Our close ally, Russia, was brutally attacked and left defenseless with no way to bring enough troops to their defense from the East.

This is what the Central Powers do not know:

  • Italy has signed a secret alliance with France. We were able to convince the Ottoman Empire that Italy’s objectives were to acquire Ottoman land.
  • Romania is working to infiltrate the Central Powers through a false alliance, and next year France will release a statement publicly “banning them” from our table.

These strategic battles will define Great Britain until we find cause to enter from the West, though we must soon utilize our navy in the south to capture the sea.

We need to secure the Dardanelles or Russia will face their death, but I fear my other allies are not so concerned with Russia’s wellbeing.

Great Britain 8 1915

We have developed poison gas—a power that will no doubt go to use.

Romania has been banned from our alliance—or so the central powers think. Portugal poses as their way of information while we feed them fallacies.

Great Britain is paralyzed. With no naval power in the Atlantic, we can only move to Belgium—an alliance will be made.

Russia is falling behind in strength, and though their numbers do not fall, their resources are few. The western Ottoman Empire is our greatest objective for the time being. We must open the Dardanelles immediately…or we shall risk losing this war.

Great Britain 8 1916

We attacked on the Northwestern front of Germany. With no submarines in the water, each of these attacks asure success in weakening the army! And if they are busy having petty fights up here, they’ll not be able to pay any attention to what is happening south of their border with our Austrian conquest…Romania has come to our aid, and we brought down a hammer on South Austria-Hungary. Let’s continue the fight on every front!

Great Britain 8 1917

Russia has fallen! Their internal conflict is ruining any chance of unison as a country to fight in this war. They have no supplies and no strength; the end has drawn near for them, and we did not have the means to be of help.

Great Britain will continue to attack Northern Germany, as it is proving successful in occupying their troops, rather than moving to fight against France in the South. The forest has proven to be a difficult passage, but I know France will power through.

We have aided France in many gains, but the fight is hard. We will persist!

Great Britain 8 1918

This year marks the end. We were overpowered by Germany and Austria-Hungary. Here in time, they’ve taken Romania, Serbia, and parts of Russia and Italy. France has no more troops. The United States and Great Britain have limited means by which to send them.

The real war has drawn to an end. We have all lost what we bet on it—immensely.

Our people, our homes, our hope—dwindling to nothingness.

I fear that all that is left is to have a prayer.

World War I Student Journal United States

America 8, 1913

The Archduke of Austria Hungary had just been killed by a Serbian. In one way or another AH will take this in a seriously negative way. I’m talking about war, and AH has allies. When one goes to war, so does the other, this is not going to end well. Our plan is to stay out of it, stay as neutral for as long as we can until there is no other choice. I hope it won’t have to come to that. 

America 8, 1914

Bulgaria and Germany have made an Alliance. We have been keeping ourselves on the down low, but I feel we won’t be able to keep this act forever. When the time comes, we will form alliances to protect ourselves. 

(Play by Play) Germany has attacked Russia with 230 troops in R3, but they did not defeat Russia. Ottiman Empire has attacked Russia, sending in 200 troops to R4 , hopefully taking down their defense. Russia was again successful in defending their land. AH attacked Serbia with 34 troops, will it be enough? Seems not, Serbia held its ground and won. The Slaves now have representation of AH. 

Seems war is raging on in Europe, yet we will remain neutral. We can’t afford to jump into another war half assed.  

America 8, 1915

These are desperate times. Thanks to our friends in Europe, we lost 128 fellow Amercians when the British Passenger Liner, Lusitania, was attacked by German U-boats. We have not the resources to plunge ourselves into war just yet. We haven’t readied ourselves for such a task. But, I see our neutrality will not last forever. If this war does not end soon, we will join the war. For the loss of our brothers and sisters on the Lusitania, and for every man and women before them. We will take down Germany. 

(Play by Play) Italy has joined the Allies. AH, Bulgaria, and the Ottoman Empire all declared war on Serbia. The Central powers were victorious. The Ottoman Empire moved 1000 troops to o2. AH 900 from A1 to A2. Belgium has joined the Allies. Russia moved 2000 troops from R1 to R4. They also moved 1500 R1 to R3. France moved — troops from F1 to F2. Great Britain moved 2500 to Belgium. 

America 8, 1916

Romania has joined the Allies. Our rage has been brewing, and the fighting in Europe has been growing. With the alliances, and the domination, with everything. If this keeps going, there may not BE a Eruope left. If we join the war and take out the problem (Germany) the war will end. Our revenue will grow once again. I think it’s worth the hassle. We will begin to train troops for the battle yet to come. Be ready Germany

(Play-by-Play) France and Italy are attacking A2 of AH. Ottoman has moved 100 troops to Serbia. The Allies were victorious. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 1308 troops. The Central Powers, using poison gas, managed to keep their land and emerge victorious. France and Russia are attacking R2. The Ottoman empire is moving 1000 troops to defend. The Ottoman Empire was victorious. The Central Powers (Germany and AH) are attacking in R3 with over 5000 troops. Russia defends with 1568, but lost. The Central Powers moved 600 from G1 to G2 for a stronger defence. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 654 troops. Italy and France are attacking A1. The Allies lost. France is attacking G2 with 1000 troops, and won. 

America 8, 1917

Germany has made an alliance with our neighboring country Mexico. We have officially joined the war, allying with the Allies. We plan to move 500 troops to F1 France to attack Germany. 

(Play-by-play) Germany and AH are attacking G2 with over 1500 troops. America (me) is sending 500 troops to help protect G2. Germany and AH are attacking Romania. Romania was lost, the Central Powers were victorious. The Ottoman Empire is attacking Greece. Italy is sending their 559 to defend. The Allied Powers won, and Greece is still safe. Great Britain is attacking Germany in G1 with 1308 troops. Central Powers won. Russia is attacking R3 with 6420 troops. 

Russia collapsed on Nov 26 1917. They surrendered! 

(Play-by-play) Italy is attacking A1. The Allies were victorious.

America 8, 1918

(Play-by-play) America and the Allies moved troops to G2 and won. Italy is now attacking the Ottoman Empire and Serbia. The Allies successfully captured Serbia. AH and Germany are attacking G2. Allies failed to defend and lost G2. Great Britain is attacking G1 with 1152 troops. Britain lost all of its troops and lost G1.

The war is not going our way. We have no one to protect in Italy or France, if the Central powers really wanted to, they could destroy us all. And there is nothing for us to do. We have lost.

WW1 Student Journal United States

United States 7 1913

Today we got word of the assissination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary. A Serbian nationalist was sent to murder him. Terrible thing that happened. This will probably result in a war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. All I know is that the United States is staying out of it! Hopefully everyone else will be smart and stay out of it too. I would hate for a world war to break out! 

United States 7 1914

A lot of people were making alliances today. That could end up bad for some countries because they allied with countries outside of their expected alliances. The Ottoman Empire almost tried to make an alliance with us but we were quick to stay out of this whole mess. A lot of countries mobilized their troops. That means they are expecting to be attacked and be involved in this war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. I don’t understand why they can’t just leave it alone. Germany declared war on Russia today and won! This caused Russia to lose some land. I’m scared for what’s going to happen next. More and more people are getting involved. Austria-Hungary lost one man and everyone goes crazy! I don’t know what’s going to happen next, but the United States will continue to be neutral! No way are we getting involved in this war that’s not even in our contitant!

United States 7 1915

The British ship the Lusitania was sunk by German torpedoes today. 128 American lives were lost during this tragic event. Everyone is mourning the loss of the 128 American lives that were lost on the Lusitania. This raised some opinions in the United States about going to war. Some people think that we need to call war on Germany. I think that because it was a British ship that the Germans didn’t intend on attacking us. We are still going to stay out of it because I think it is in our best interest to just observe what’s happening from a safe distance.

United States 7 1916

There was a lot of war today. The day started with Germany attacking Russia and losing. Then Bulgaria tried to attack Greece but they also failed. That didn’t stop them from helping out Austria-Hungary in attacking Serbia and winning that war. The Central Powers also won against Romania. All of this war is too much to keep track of. So many people are fighting! I do not enjoy hearing about all of this. The United States is secretly rooting for the Allied Powers. We are planning on still staying out of the warzone, but I don’t know what will happen, especially if the Central Powers continue to conquer more countries…

United States 7 1917

There was a letter discovered called the Zimmerman Note between Germany and Mexico today. This note brought the United States into war. We were planning on staying out of this war completely, but after all of the events that happened, it led us to join the Allied Powers. Too much has happened and we are joining to put an end to all this commotion. We decided to make secret alliances with France and Great Britain to make sure we had backup in case anyone decided to try to pull something on us. Along with most of the other Allied Powers, we sent some troops over to France with one goal in mind– take out Germany. Germany is the brains of this operation, if we can take them out everything else will fall into place. With the US having the strongest military in the Allied Powers and Great Britain and France having poisonous gas, we’re hoping that our plan will succeed. Germany has less troops in their own country right now because they were over invading some of Russia. That should help us even more in the long run. I’m anxious to see what happens. 

United States 7 1918

A lot went down today. The Central Powers have taken over much of Europe. Great Britain and France agreed to help us to attack Germany, but we didn’t get there in time. We were hoping to take out the source of all this war and hopefully win all of this. In the end, the Central Powers were successful in taking out most of Europe. Honestly, I’m just very grateful that nobody tried to take us out. It would have caused so many people in our to freak out. We already have strong opinions in our country on us going to war, we don’t need and more chaos. Although I’m happy that this war is over, I’m sad that we were not able to go through with our plan. Maybe we would’ve been able to win. I hope all the fighting is done! 

WWI Student Journal Serbia, Montenegro & Greece

1913

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

Orientation Day: Today we were introduced to everything. With having three countries and my partner being gone it was a little overwhelming. However, I am ready to take it on and defend my countries. My plan for Serbia is to continue to have an alliance with the people I already have one with. I know that Austria-Hungary is going to try and attack with full force because I killed the ArchDuke. I’m hoping my alliances plan to back me up. In Montenegro and Greece, since I do not have that big of armies especially Greece I am going to try and stay immobilized and neutral for as long as possible. However, if someone surrounding me seems as if they are threatening I will mobilize for my own safety.

1914

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

Today our plan was to make all of our alliances. As Serbia, we made an alliance with Germany, however, knowing that our greatest alliance is Russia we have there back all the way. I am still preparing for Austria-Hungary to come and start war with us! We are ready for full force. The plan for Greece and Montenegro is to continue to listen to our top secret plan and stay neutral for as long as possible!

1915

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

This year was very frightening! The country of Serbia was almost overthrown by the central powers, however, with Great Britain on my side and our powerful armies together they had no chance! I’m prepared for next year and austria-hungary to strike back again, I need to prepare and see if Romania or Japan could help me. Also with the help of Italy I plan to attack the lower part of Austria-Hungary and take their land there. Montenegro is a good ally along with Greece, however, they made it apparent they would like to stay neutral for as long as possible in this war! Greece mostly, Montenegro is in it now seeing as they helped Serbia become victorious in the battle against Austria-Hungary! Serbia and Montenegro may be small, but they sure are mighty.

1916

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

Our country today was taken over, we were not victorious. As Serbia’s leader I am truthfully sorry and wish I could have done better. Now it is time to just keep Montenegro and Greece as safe as we possibly can! We are going to try and take every precaution possible. Thankfully, Great Britain protected us today, thank goodness for the Allies! Montenegro is safe for one more day. 

1917

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

Today was a very calm and easy day for Greece and Montenegro. We didn’t have any trouble with the central powers, however, I feel bad for Russia. They are getting attacked by Germany over and over again. I’m hoping the rest of the allies can pull through and help them out. Greece and Montenegro are safe for now and I’m hoping we can lay low and stay that way for a while! As Greece I am going to brainstorm up some ideas on how I could get the allies to help me take over Bulgaria so I can get Macedonia under my belt!

1918

7th Period

Serbia, Montenegro, & Greece

Sadly Greece and Montenegro today have been taken over by Germany. They are far too powerful for us to compete with. I wish it would have ended differently, but unfortunately it didn’t happen that way! Hopefully France, Italy, US, and Great Britain can make the comeback and takeover the Central Powers and get the land back that we need so badly, or else the future is not very bright for us Allies.