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WW2 Activity Student Journal: Italy

WW2 Activity

Italy 3, 1938

The world is on edge again. You can feel tensions rising through the air. Italy is not ready for war. As a country we have decided to just sit back for a little bit, and see how everything goes. We are not very strong, we need to collect natural resources to help ourselves out. We love our alliance with Germany, as long as they stand strong. We have lots of countries that we are out to get.

Italy 3, 1939

The war has officially started. Italy is still choosing to stay out of the war for the time being. As we strategize, and try to agree on our first plan of attack, we try to decide what will be best for our country. We still need to gain more natural resources and we think we may have found a way to acquire some. The countries that we want to take over don’t have much for natural resources, this will be our biggest problem. The Axis Powers have headed into the war full force, and are taking over many lands already. We believe that being apart of the Axis Powers will be very helpful to us, and that they will provide us much help.

Italy 3, 1940

In the year 1940, we as Italy have finally decided to join the war. We are making big moves to allow us to be in best position for invasion. We have taken over Albania, it my have not given us any natural resources but we still believe that it still be useful. We have big plans for the war, and believe that we will be very successful. As our next move of attack we plan to take over Greece. And after that start to take over the countries on the bottom of the map. We may wait a little bit though before we attack so others think that we are just sweet and innocent, and won’t cause any harm.

Italy 3, 1941

We have conquered Greece, and will continue to take over other countries that we feel need to be taken out. Our next plan of attack is to take over Egypt. We believe that this will be easy because they don’t have many troops, and they don’t have anyone that can help protect them. There is talk in our alliance of kicking Germany out…. We do not believe that this is a smart move as the Axis Powers, especially because Japan has lost a majority of their troops. USSR has decided to side with the Allied Powers, and they are now very angry with them. It was a mistake for Japan to attack them, we feel that it will come back to haunt us in the end.

Italy 3, 1942

The Axis powers are remaining strong. Japan has been continuing to take over pretty much everything. Japan tried to attack the USSR, which was a big mistake. Losing most of their troops it is not looking good. Things are not looking good for Germany. We are not sure that we should side with them much longer. It may be in our best option to side differently. Germany has started to drift from attacking in the war, and we are not sure why. We fear that they may attack us. We have lost all of our Navy ships, which is going to make it very hard to conquer the countries that we want to take over.

Italy 3, 1943

Italy has decided to make a big change, even this late in the war. Italy has decided to switch sides, and side with the Allied Powers. Things were not looking good for Germany, and we feared attack from them. After lots of thinking, and processing we decided it was what would be best for our country. One major factor in us deciding to switch was the fact that our Navy was completely taken out. Without our navy we had no way to conquer the countries we needed to complete our objectives. When I signed with the Allies they promised me that those countries could be under Italy rule. Now as an Allied Power, we will start our attack on taking over Germany. We took over Austria, in order to move closer to Germany. Belgium is also back under our control.

Italy 3, 1944

Germany is still not doing much in the war anymore. As the Allied Powers, we continue to take over more, and more territory getting closer to Germany. Germany doesn’t even try to defend their countries. Today we as Italy we took over Bohemia- Moravia, to prepare ourselves for what is to come. We are starting to move into Germany. They are done for. All of Germany has finally become ours. We will now plan our attack, and move closer to Poland. Our first and only attack on Poland was a great success! Part of Poland is now ours. As we prepare to take the rest of Poland, we think deeply about our strategy. The Axis Powers aren’t doing much in the war anymore. We feel as though the end days of WW2 may be coming.

Italy 2, 1945

As the war is slowly starting to die down the Allied Powers stand strong. All of Poland has finally became ours. Along with Yugoslavia, Romania, and a bunch of other countries that are now also ours. The war was very interesting, and consisted of many different events. It was a hard fought war on both sides, even if the Axis Powers didn’t end with many on their side. It is a relief for all to see the war finally come to an end. There were many territories that went back and forth between both sides during the war. In the end it was a great win for the Allied Powers! 

Cold War Simulation Student Journal: Czechoslovakia

Cold War Simulation

Czechoslovakia, 2, Pre – WAR

The tension between countries has grown extremely large. With the anticipation of war, and of bombings, the world is on the brink of collapse. Since the United States bombed Hiroshima nothing has been the same. There is always a lingering of war, and a wide spread fear of a nuclear attack. As a member of the Warsaw Pact we know we have are a threat to NATO. We have the weapons that could destroy our planet… and they do too. As the leader of Czechoslovakia I have one goal, to follow the leadership of the Soviet Union. Should we rebel we will be ended. I do not support the use of nuclear weapons, but in the name of peace they should be used. 

Czechoslovakia, 2, Day One

I urged the member of the Warsaw Pact to strive for peace. However, today one thousand Soviet troops marched on Turkey. I claim to support these actions because there is nothing I can do to prevent them. The plan did make sense to me. The armies would try to take control of NATO’s missile silos, and if they could, maybe we can avoid the blood mess I fear will come. There where no survivors from the Soviet Union. The Soviets are furious and I know that their hostility will turn to a much larger scale of war. 

Czechoslovakia,2, Day Two

Messages are flying back and fourth between NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The threat of nuclear destruction is here. Our forces reached defcon one and in an attempt to save themselves NATO forces have indicated “Launch on Warning.” I can not believe the state we have reached. Could this really be the end? My people have no side root for, nowhere to run. With the flick of a switch and the turn of a key they could all be dead. 

Forces in West Germany are refusing to leave and the Soviets have grown tired of playing games. Their leader has begun begging the leaders to attack with full forces of nuclear weapons. I cannot believe the willingness of these leaders to strike first, to be the cause of such great destruction. Surely no person will survive an attack of this level, or the radiation to fallow. However, I know I must fallow the lead of my Soviet alliances, and that missiles will fly across Europe, Czechoslovakia, and none will survive.

I have given my trust to the Soviets, not knowing what else to do, and I feel today will be the day we all die… 

WWII Lesson Plan Student Journal: Poland & The Netherlands

WWII Lesson Plan

Poland 3 1938

Being stuck between Germany and the USSR is not ideal when we are having territorial claims on our land by both strong countries. We will rely on the help of our friends France and Great Britain to keep the greedy powers away from our country. We need to start to gaining natural resources and make defensive alliances quickly. If I can get France and Great Britain to defend us and publicly guarantee our borders, we will be set for business. 

Netherlands 3 1938

Staying at peace has been so far so good, no tragedies, wars, treats, just our people living peacefully and calm. But as of late the German Armed Forces have been building and it worries my people at their hearts. If Germany does tries to go to war with my country will have to surrender because we will stand no chance. What also is worrying them and I, myself is that fact that Japan’s aggression in Asia is close to our dear Dutch East Indies. I need to form defensive alliances to better protect my country. Time to see what the Western Nations are able to do for us. We need to secure alliances by helping them in the pacific. Maybe I should try to give them some rubber, since we have more than enough. We just need to stay Neutral and out of the way. 

Poland 3 1939 

Today the plan was to strategize and try and gain more resources. But soon in 1939 we were taken over in P1 by the Axis powers and tried to save our land but we used all of our troops and still were defeated. We are still Allied with the Allied powers as of now and are looking to regain our lost territory. Poland is trying to regain out land so our Allies can protect our borders and we can retain what we have lost. We need to start gaining materials as well but first priority it to regain our land. 

Netherlands 3 1939

The Netherlands today was full of defeat. We lost out territory and the including the Dutch East Indies. We are still remaining neutral but with the Allies because we were invaded and needed to fleeing to Great Britain.  Right now we are waiting to see our next move and will discuss our plans to regain territory. We were nervous going into the war because our country has been at peace and our worst nightmares have happened, but we will be back. 

Poland 3 1940 

Today was a slow day at the office for Poland. We are waiting for our Allies to help and regain our territory lost to the Axis. Still negotiating with our Allies it is a waiting point at this point because we need to strategize through the North and Baltic Sea to get out country back! We are not worried about the USSR above us taking anything so as long as we can take back our country in hopes Great Britain and France will protect our borders and we will be back and strong again! Our navy is still strong so we are looking to take out the Nazi’s ships in the Baltic Sea so they can’t transfer troops over anymore. For now we are holding strong but big moves are coming in the future! 

Netherlands 3 1940

The territory lost was devastating for our country. But we still have high hopes because our neutral countries are looking to support us in future war. If we could regain back our country the people who helped us would get tremendous help because of the resources we could give back to them in huge sums or natural resources. As soon as the time is right we will try and take back the Netherlands first and regain all of our resources and then move on to take back the Dutch East Indies. The near future holds big things for the Netherlands and DEI and the heads are held high in coming times! 

Poland 3 1941 

It started with the USSR movement today and soviet union taking over Lithuania which is moving closer to Poland. We are trying to discuss with the USSR, GB, and France to take back over Poland so we can regain resources and help the other militaries. In the world news Japan has multiple attacks starting with Australia and moving on too Northwest China, Tibet, India, and Thailand. The Axis powers are making there presence known and taking over country by country. But in recent rumors we have heard Germany is beginning to lose power and we can start to make our move with gaining out land back and moving into Germany. As soon as we can regain our territory we will invade the Axis Powers and in high hopes start making our presence known with the Allied Powers. But in HUGE news today the USSR joined the allies which mean the countries surrounding me are now on my side which is amazing because we can easily take over Poland with the power of their army. This is a great thing happening because the soviet unions power is amazing and we are very excited to see what is going to happen in the near future! 

Netherlands 3 1941

Lots of wars are going on around the Netherlands territory. Japan has launched multiple attacks and is taking over names. But if we can possibly regain our land the resources we would gain could help our allied armies start to recover and begin to attack other lands because Japans troops are so spread out trying to defend all the land they are taking over. We are using our 50 boats in the Indian Ocean to take Japans boats so they cannot move any troops and we will control the waters. This is a huge sea battle and if successful we will control the navy. Unfortunately we lost the Naval battle to Japan because the had a defending bonus on top of their already high rated army. With the defeat we still have boats in the Indian Ocean so we can defend if needed. As of now our plan is to still take over the sea and move troops back into the Netherlands. The Germans have little troops in our territory and we are looking to attack tomorrow! 

Poland 3 1942

It started today with the Axis movement and not much happened. The United States our Allie today gained naval power with 200 more ships and over 2000 more troops because of the draft happening in America. The USSR is making movement towards Poland to try and regain P2 of Poland and we can start moving west towards Germany and France can start moving East so that we can take over the axis power and show Germany how strong we are! Wars are still happening around our country because Germany just took over Lithuania from the Soviet Union because we decided not to put up a fight and let the little territory go. After that we have decided with the regained power, GB and France are attacking the Italian Navy. We are doing this so that France cannot move anymore troops into Italy and they will be forced to spread out their troops and be easier to attack.  We won the sea battle and took out their navy and we still have plenty of ships left. Our next move is to hopefully defend Germany attack from P2 because they have moved lots of troops their and right now the USSR needs to defend that and after the victory we will start attacking back Poland because the Germans will be weak. As soon as this happens we can start to regain our military and navy and take over the Germans. But for now we are waiting for our allies and most importantly the USSR helping us to take back Poland!

Netherlands 3 1942

The hopes are not high for the Netherlands because the territory surrounding us is all taken over by and Axis and is not looking great for the land regain movement. Really not much is going on in the Netherlands because of it all being taken over by the Axis powers so right now we are just playing the wait game because we are focused on getting our navy set so we can move troops back into the Dutch East Indies so we can take over. We don’t think this will be a very difficult war as long as we get our ships in place and can move troops into the Indian and Philippine Sea. We re trying to currently regain the Netherlands with GB, France, and the United States attacking our country to get our land back lost to Germany. As soon as we take it back we are going to create a pinch effect so the Germans can’t do anything. We ran out of time today for this to happen but as soon as tomorrow comes around we are attacking the North Sea and taking the Netherlands back!

Poland 3 1943

Today starts with the Axis powers war. Today Japan decided to attack the Eastern USSR with 1145 troops and have decided to defend the territory with 1206 of our troops and we were victorious! The soviets plan of defending has been working great and is sitting very strong to move into Poland. As well Germany tried to attack F1 of France and France was victorious! The Axis powers keep losing troops and we are looking strong because to defend the land they currently have their troops are so spread out and weak we can attack very soon to take back our land. Today the strategy for the Allied powers is to move troops to the soviet land and really focus on movement for future battles because all of our Allies are on board to help get Poland back from the gosh darn Nazi’s. Our Allies today are also trying to create another huge accomplishment by trying to recruit France to join the Allies. If we could get this then we could be able to pinch Germany and really give those damn Nazi’s a piece of our mind. A little slice of heaven came down today as 4000+ troops and Italy joined the Allies! This gives us a much better chance of regaining our land because now Germany has to be worried from all angles and their troops will be so spread out they have no choice and we will be able to regain Poland! Germany has no option but to move troops out of P2 at this point and this a a great day for the country of Poland. It shows that the waiting game is sometime the best game! As well as Italy joining us today Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Bulgaria. What a turn of events happening for the better of our Allies and the future is so bright for us. Within a soon time period we will have our country back and the allies will be as strong as ever!

Netherlands 3 1943

More battles have happened near the Netherlands today but nothing in the better for us. The Nazi’s tried to take over in France but were defeated and now Frances troops are low and our strategy has fallen because they have to have troops so that we can attack and get back the land. All of our allies are focusing on movement today and try and mobilize to get their troops replenished and ready for battle because we don’t think it will be a very hard task to retake the Netherlands but it’s a process that takes time. But on a brighter note today the United States and the Netherlands have made verbal agreements that we are trying to regain the Netherlands and as soon as possible. It should be very hopeful future because within the next year our Allies have set a guarantee we will attack and regain the Netherland and our next focus will be towards the Dutch East-Indies. We have smiles and hopes on our faces and minds because we know that very soon we can finally show the world the power we really have!

Poland 3 1944

It all begins today with movement for the Allied Powers. Our biggest hope for reinstatement Poland is being a big pain in the rear because he doesn’t want to lose troops. But we think we have him convinced because he has plenty of troops and the Allies have taken over so much territory that even if he could lost all of his troops he couldn’t be attacked even if they tried. So as of now we are still discussing with the Soviet Union but they are not wanting to help even when we are Allied. In great news our allies are moving there way into Germany and we can finally take over our country once again. We have waited years for our allies to be ready and we finally think we have the chance to take back our precious land lost early in the war. As soon as we move our troops into position we will have Poland back from Germany. We have successfully pinched the Nazi’s today and is looking like a great battle about to go down in Poland because the allies have a MASSIVE amount of troops headed for the nazis and I don’t think they can defend. The Axis powers at this point are just trying to stall now because they know all they can do at this point is wait and see how much land they lose within the coming years. As soon as the Allied can attack we have over 9000+ troops to attack Poland and surrounding countries with. The allies have really shown their power in this war but we are far from finished! We have minimal time left but we are attacking Poland in the final steps of this war. For today we are only attacking P1 and regain that land first and then we will move on to our final goal to gain P2 and our country will be restored at once. It is amazing this is finally happened and we have regained half our territory with the regain of P1. This is once small step for Poland and a huge step for the Allies and the country!

Netherlands 3 1944

Another slow day at the office, both the Netherlands and the Dutch-East Indies are not seeing much attention as of this point. The United States and Great Britain have a plan to move ships and attack the Netherlands so they can move troops and start to pinch Germany which will also take troops from Germany in Poland and will make our battles much, much easier to win.  We are attacking the Netherlands today! YES FINALLY! Through the gruesome war the allies and the Netherlands have come out VICTORIOUS! We have been waiting for this to happen for years and this is amazing because now we get our resources, army, and navy back at once. We can now secretly help the Allies work towards the pacific and become the rulers of the world! Our only goal or objective at this point would be to regain the Dutch-East Indies but is looking to be very difficult because Japan is occupying all of that territory and would be extremely difficult to do in the amount of years left. 

Poland 3 1945

The war is finally coming to an end. We have now regained P1 of Poland and will take back P2 today with no effort! Our Allies have moved for the final time today towards P2 and we have a sum of 9000+ troops ready for battle near P2 of Poland. Germany tried to defend Ukraine with the troops from P2 and was successful but has very little troops left. Now that they cannot defend P2 we will get our land back we lost early in the war! We can now finally regain all of our land and have our country restored at once. If we had more time in the simulation we would try and gain more land and resources with everything we would gain from Poland. Now we are extremely excited to have our land and resources back, we are very thankful for the our Allies. Now we have regained everything we are just staying still and watching our Allies try and take over the entire world! If we just had one more time we could easily take over the world with a breeze but we don’t think we can move troops fast enough to get all of it. In recap for Poland we are very, very happy the way the simulation ended and are amazing grateful for our allies and specifically Great Britain and France for defending us and our borders after we have now regained our territory. Our Allies are still pushing East to take over Japan and surrounding countries but we the time, and loss of troops we don’t think we can successfully take all of it over. The war has been very interesting but we are glad it has come to an end and we can focus on our country’s restoration from the war in the future. 

Netherlands 3 1945

Nearing the end of the war we have regained our main territory of the Netherlands but have still not been able to get back our Dutch-East Indies as of now. It’s somewhat of a lost cause as of right now because Japan is surrounding it and we will not have enough time to get troops into the region. We are very happy with our victory in the Netherlands and having our land, people, and culture back feels amazing. Our future goals would be to gain more resources and regain the Dutch-East Indies but with the war coming fast to and end we will not have the time or resources to get what we want at this point.  Our future objectives for the Netherlands still remain neutral and try and gain resources in the future. If we keep our navy strong and resources high we could be a very helpful country for the bigger powers of the world. The only thing happening now is lots of action near the Dutch-East Indies because the Soviet Union is still trying to push East and take over Japan and China. We are just sitting back and watching war happen at this point and wishing the ones who helped us the best at war. We couldn’t regain the Dutch-East Indies in the time of the war but we are happy the way the simulation worked out for the Netherlands and are excited for the future of our country! 

Cold War Lesson Student Journal: Turkey

Cold War Lesson

Turkey 4 Orientation

As a part of NATO I hereby announce that I will defend my allies and do whatever it takes to make sure they are safe from soviet aggression. I will also influence my allies to take a safer route in the simulation by not being as aggressive towards the Warsaw Pact so the USSR doesn’t get any ideas to attack. I have a feeling that if we make the right decisions we can convince them to keep the peace so we don’t completely annihilate the human race. I have hope in my group that we won’t get aggressive and promote the use of nuclear weapons.

Turkey 4 Day 1

During the year we had a lot of close calls but we were able to stop any kind of nuclear war but we did find out that Cuba was hiding missiles from the NATO allies. At first we were unsure what to do about this situation but after finding out how deadly this could be for the United States, we agreed it would be best to invade and take over Cuba to stop any aggression towards NATO. Turkey would have been willing to do anything to help take over Cuba but unfortunately we weren’t able to make any moves so we agreed that the US and Great Britain would be able to handle it themselves. They were victorious which was a huge victory for us. It seems like the USSR is mad that we did this but they are definitely taking the peaceful side and don’t want to start a nuclear war yet. Tomorrow we will decide what we want to do but it is still our main goal to stay peaceful with the Warsaw Pact

Turkey 4 Day 2

Today got a little heated between NATO and the USSR but they were able to see that by only reaching Defcon 3 we were preparing ourselves for war but as long as they didn’t make the first move then nothing was going to happen. They seemed to be interested in arming and moving troops into surrounding countries but we weren’t too worried about that because we didn’t want to invade anywhere else. At the end of the day we came to an agreement that we were going to keep the peace and not launch a nuclear attack and the Warsaw Pact also ended up being peaceful. I would say this was a very successful attempt to preventing an all out nuclear attack and we completed all of our objectives. The Cold War is officially over and we as NATO, are very happy with the results.

Second World War Simulation Student Journal: USSR

Second World War Simulation

USSR 3 1938:  

Just getting started today was the first day we got to start the simulation. Looking in our notebooks, there was pretty good information that we could build up to gather our plan for the upcoming days. The top secret page was filled of juicy explanations and information based on out country and what who we need to Ally with. Our army is vastly improved from the defeats of World War 1. Talking to my team member, we want most of our objects to be successful so our country doesn’t get invaded by other countries and we want our country to be strong. 

USSR 3 1939:

The day today was hard for Poland and the Netherlands because they were attacked so hard. The axis power have been winning and taking over a lot this year. Great Britain was thinking about taking over Norway and to get America to ally with us.

USSR 3 1940:

Today we made a plan and we wanted it to follow through and yet out plan slowly failed. We were the first people to start the war today and we sent 700 troops to Finland and Finland has a good rate for Army. In the end Finland won the war and was left with 5 troops left. Our new plan is to get the resources we need and asking other countries for help. France gave us Iron Ore, we are asking around for rubber, oil, and other resources. We are moving troops so nobody attacks our troops and we want to move out ships. For tomorrow we are making a plan of attacking Finland.

USSR 3 1941:

The heat was on today between so many countries. I could tell on peoples faces that presidents were getting mad at other countries. When it was our turn, we wanted to send troops to other countries we had to keep those countries safe. We wanted to find more resources to keep out country safe and strong. The most thing we were looking for was rubber, all of our other resources we have a good amount on. The allies wanted us to join them so we don’t lose our country.The axis wanted us to join them too because they wanted us to help them attack the allies.  Thinking long and hard about who to join, we decided to join the allies so we can keep up with our objectives. Looking at our country, we were looking at Finland, they had 5 troops left, and we wanted to attack Finland. We went 300 troops and left with 289 troops. (lost 11). The last thing we did was attack Japan and we won. Today was just so stressful knowing what to do and when to attack. The hardest part was knowing who to side with today. 

USSR 3 1942:

The battle today was a strong one Everyone on the Allies side was staying strong and wanted to take over as many countries as they can. Japan was on the USSR all day today. They just wouldn’t stop wanting to attack us. The allies were attacking more than one at one time and everyone had smart ideas on who to attack. It was up to the presidents to decide if they wanted to attack. Great Britain, France, USSR attack Belgium. After the attack, Belgium had 2000 troops in the country and Great Britain, France, and USSR lost there troops to Belgium. 

USSR 3 1943:

Right away today Japan attacked Eastern USSR with 1145, and lost there troops. In the end the USSR won the battle and still have troops there to keep it safe. Everyone was trying to use their boats to  protect there country and keep there troops safe. Poland wanted us to help them get there country back, we wanted the Russians to close in. First the USA wanted to send troops so were more likely to win the battle. Today we attacked Rumania, for our objectives, we sent 300 troops and Rumanian has 200 troops. In the end we lost because they sent troops over. After the battle, we moved troops to protect the rest out country. Italy came to the allied side so we can keep them safe and help them, Italy was attacking, and making a pact with the allies. We have another country joining the allies which are, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania. The allied attacked Belgium and won the war. Allied country’s attacked Rumania, and lost and theres 5 troops left in Rumania for someone to attack again. 

USSR 3 1944:

The battle today was laid back at first. The allies were in movement and trying to keep as many troops in each country. Movement today was just all over, everyone was moving troops. The US, got 3000 more troops and 200 more boats for the war. The allies wanted to get Poland back to get them back in power, we didn’t want to bring back Poland because we think we wouldn’t win the battle. US, Great Britain, was taking over the Netherlands to get them back in power. USSR is going to get Poland back because germanys army gets lower each day. The allies were attacking Germany, and Germany didn’t want to do anything, and in the end we invaded Germany. We have a plan to get Poland back with all the alli troops we have. The allies planned on attacking Poland today, Japan didn’t like the idea of the allies taking Poland, so they send troops into Poland to make sure they don’t lose Poland. 

USSR3 1945:

The last day was the day for everyone to release all the anger they had in them. The allies had the first move today and mostly everyone on the allied side was moving troops so in the end we would be more safe and have more power over each other. Germany was attacking Ukraine with 2300 troops and we sent troops with everything we had to keep our country. Germany was victorious with the war of Ukraine. The Allied troops wanted to get Ukraine back to keep it on the Allied side. Italy was attacking Lithuania and Yugoslavia. Great Britain was attacking Slovakia with 950 troops. The US was sending troops in to make sure the allies were successful. The allies got Poland back and was making sure that we can keep it to our side and not lose it again. We were attacking Ukraine with 101 and Germany had 15 troops in the country. In the end, We finally took over Ukraine and Slovakia. Italy is attacking Greece with 198 and the allied powers were victories. Japan is attacking Siberia with 185 troops and we sent 100 extra troops and we won. Japan is sending Siberia again with 200 troops, Great Britain sent 99 troops with everyone defending and in the end once again Allied powers won the war. Allied war was the most important thing right now because everyone on the allied side was moving troops and protecting each other. Japan wanted us to send troops into NW china, which was not the best idea. Japan wanted to do everything in their mind to win the battle. We are attacking Rumaina with 68 troops and once again we won. We wanted to attack as more as we can, to win the final battle. 

Cold War Lesson Plan Student Journal: France

Cold War Lesson Plan

France, Period 4, Orientation day: A new threat was introduced to myself and my allies of NATO today. They call themselves the Warsaw Pact and, sadly, have access to nuclear weapons as well. They don’t seem very peaceful so far, but only time will tell what will come out of this. For now I must discuss plans with my allies and work out a strategy to avoid conflict.

President

France, Period 4, Day 1: Decision making is a process that myself and my allies find to be exceedingly difficult. Nobody can agree on one thing or another and everyone has different opinions, yet we cannot do things without reaching a consensus. 

What brought us together (albeit shortly) was a rumor of missiles being placed in Cuba. This would have been a death sentence for the Americans, one of our strongest allies, and we could not have that. Over much discussion we decided to take Cuba. We worked out numbers, sent the troops, and in the end rose victorious while remaining at Defcon five. However, while we all felt relief, the leader of the Warsaw Pact made his anger clear at us for attacking a neutral country. We must be more cautious of our actions next time.

France, Period 4, Day 2: Today was certainly the most tense day of the war. My allies and I could only watch on anxiously as the leader of the Warsaw Pact moved large amounts of troops around Eastern Europe. All we could do was fortify West Germany and hope an attack would not come. Our nervousness got the better of us and a decision was made to launch the submarines, sending us to Defcon three. However, when the leader of the Warsaw Pact expressed that he did not wish for conflict and would only fight if we became hostile, we hesitantly pulled back our subs and moved back to Defcon four.

The war ended with no nukes being launched and I feel only relief. We managed to work thing out with our enemies and now the future seems bright. But I doubt it will stay that way for long.

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: France

World War 2 Activities

France 3 1938

The year of 1938 are men and troops are gearing up to be ready if we get attacked. The orientation of are men and troop are ready to fight for whatever comes are way. The plans are took wait and get more troops figured out and start to be buddy buddy with other countries. In order for us to get are resources we need to survive. We have to partner with other countries. We need to make friends with them and in the long run take over there country. They won’t see it coming at all 

France 3 1939

Today marks a unsuccessful day for some people are friend Poland got hammered. Poland and the Netherlands. Germany slaughtered Polands army. It wasn’t pretty nobody could help them out in anyway possible. Japan has the greatest army of them all decided to go and concur the Netherlands. France tried to help them but, it was to late to reinforce are army over. My army came up with a plan on taking Libya the simple fact for taking Libya is we can have the whole outer part of the area cleared with Allied powers. Since no one can come and get use were moving our armies to different bases in France. Are army isn’t attacking just yet we are waiting for the perfect timing to release are men and canons on them. 

France 3 1940

Another year has gone by, people are dieing left and right.  The united states saw that we needed their help. We begged them to join us in fighting the the Axis power countries. After all the begging and pleading they join the Allied powers. Now that we have their help we can get the resources we need for are country. We can now help are troops with bigger and better weapons along the way. This war is getting to be a blood battle. 

France 3 1941 

The year it all began when the biggest neutral territory picks a side. The year that they decide which group they should pick. The allies or the Axis powers. The USSR decides to come to the Allied powers side after Germany double crosses him. Germany didn’t like that so they said “ We’re coming for you now France” France is like alright we got you. France had Great Britain and the United States join the battle against Germany. The 3,500 troops we combined Germany was certain that they were going to succeed. They failed miserable there whole entire army went away. Them talking smack didn’t really help them much either. The game plan is to take back Belgium and then go for a couple spots of Germany. The USA, Great Britain and France are teaming up together to fight the big guys. They better watch out before things shake up a bit more and they loose all their troops. Its bond to happen sooner or later. 

France 3 1942

Great Britain, France and the USA decided to go on and attack Belgium. Great Britain was suppose to defend but their army wasn’t strong enough. They also couldn’t help at the time because of there resources. The Netherlands or Poland decided to help out and fight on see with, Great Britain, France, and USA. We fought against Germany. Germany is just so grateful that they survived their fight and still have Belgium. As that was going on we talked with the USSR and they wanted to get revenge on Japan. Japan decided to threaten the USSR. As we all know the USSR allied with the Allied Powers. All of us talked together and decided to help with what he needed. We back each other up. If Japan tries to attack the USSR the United States would come in and help. Right now Great Britain, France and the USA are going to do another attempt at Belgium in battle and see if we can knock down there army some more for when they loose all there soldiers. 

Frane 1943

Today the war continued. Great Britain, The United States and France decided to go and talk to Italy. They wanted Italy to join the Allies because we needed them to help us fight Germany. The German Army is getting super low on troops. It helps that last time we fought Germany to get back Belgium. We took most of their troops away. Now it was are turn to show them who’s boss. We had the leaders of Great Britain, France, and the United States talk to the leader of Italy. After bothering them and bribing they finally wanted to come across to the other side. There going to help us take out Germany. Germany doesn’t have much troops. While we dealt with that the USSR decided to attack Japan or more than less, Japan attacked the USSR. USSR succeeded in keeping there land back. The attack on Germany is coming we got Italy, Great Britain, France and the United States are going at it and then everything else is just going to be gold and the Allies will finally win this once and for all. 

France 1944

The big attacked finally happened. Great Britain, United States and France made the big move everyone was waiting for. Germany was finally taken over with the biggest help of the United States. Germany is done they are gone for good. With everyones help we can get Poland back into action. After the attack on Germany we are like tanks that can’t stop. Moving are troops further and further down the road. We are going to victories here soon. Everyone will bow down to the Allies for a once in life time opportunity!

France 1945

The Allies were victories! The germans didn’t stand a chance against the USA, Great Britain, and France dominated the germans. Germany kept trying to retreat and go else where so the 3 of us wouldn’t get revenge on them for taking so many of are troops. They decided they wanted to go and try to invade the USSR. The USSR wasn’t going to have they they fought there hardest and made some mistakes at mints in time. The 3 of us finally caught up to them and destroyed there army once and for all. The germans were gone and almost everybody joined the Allies. Japan didn’t do much either they tried to get through and the USSR stopped them as well. Germany was furious because they didn’t have anyone left but it sucks to suck I guess. The Allies celebrated there victories and got justice for all once again! 

Nuclear War Simulation Student Journal: Norway

Nuclear War Simulation

Norway 4 Orientation Day (Day One)

We have just been informed of all the countries who are in NATO and the Warsaw Pact. I am Norway so I am apart of NATO in which there Is a lot of us, and we all have to come to a consensus of what to do before we actually attack or whatever the case may be. From listening in to all the talk amongst us and providing feedback we would want to avoid war at any cost because it would just damage us. Our main goal is to lay low until we are attacked. Once we are attacked then we will attack too. There has been talk that they want me to move troops to the top of the Soviet Union to take over air bases. After discussion we decided not to. It has been a very eventful day and tomorrow will be even more stressful.

Norway 4 Day Two

As time moves on, we are still trying to remain friendly. We have been having long talks amongst us so we don’t run into the chance of  World War III happening. We have just been informed that there has been missiles moved into Cuba, it was a secret until it got leaked! So we knew we had to stop that from happening if we wanted any chance to survive. So the US and Britain joined together and sent troops in. The US sent 200 while Britain sent 150. The battle was rough because we lost troops but NATO wins. So are safe for now. I am nervous to see what is in store.

Norway 4 Day Three

This by far is a very eventful day because tensions and the mention of war are being brought up. First Berlin was cut off from the west which cut supplies and made a lot of innocent people stuck. So other countries started pulling in troops incase of an attack. The Netherlands sent 70 troops to West Germany while the US sent 150 troops to Belgium. All while this is happening Portugal sends 20 troops to France, and France moves 30 to West Germany.  Then after all this happens NATO moved to defcon 4 to 3 and then back up to 4. When we went into defcon 3 the United States submarines were in firing position, but we knew if we were to shoot off first all the countries in NATO would be defeated. So in the end we were all peaceful and no war broke out, but there was a lot of tension.

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Poland & The Netherlands

World War II Lesson Plans

Poland 3 1938

Being stuck between Germany and the USSR is not ideal when we are having territorial on our land by both strong countries. We will rely on the help of our friends France and Great Britain to keep the greedy powers away from our country. We need to start to gaining natural resources and make defensive alliances quickly. If I can get France and Great Britain to defend us and publicly guarantee our borders, we will be set for business. 

Netherlands 3 1938

Staying at peace has been so far so good, no tragedies, wars, treats, just our people living peacefully and calm. But as of late the German Armed Forces have been building and it worries my people at their hearts. If Germany does tries to go to war with my country will have to surrender because we will stand no chance. What also is worrying them and I, myself is that fact that Japan’s aggression in Asia is close to our dear Dutch East Indies. I need to form defensive alliances to better protect my country. Time to see what the Western Nations are able to do for us. We need to secure alliances by helping them in the pacific. Maybe I should try to give them some rubber, since we have more than enough. We just need to stay Neutral and out of the way. 

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Poland 3 1939 

Today the plan was to strategize and try and gain more resources. But soon in 1939 we were taken over in P1 by the Axis powers and tried to save our land but we used all of our troops and still were defeated. We are still Allied with the Allied powers as of now and are looking to regain our lost territory. Poland is trying to regain out land so our Allies can protect our borders and we can retain what we have lost. We need to start gaining materials as well but first priority it to regain our land. 

Netherlands 3 1939

The Netherlands today was full of defeat. We lost out territory and the including the Dutch East Indies. We are still remaining neutral but with the Allies because we were invaded and needed to fleeing to Great Britain.  Right now we are waiting to see our next move and will discuss our plans to regain territory. We were nervous going into the war because our country has been at peace and our worst nightmares have happened, but we will be back. 

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Poland 3 1940 

We are waiting for our Allies to help and regain our territory lost to the Axis. Still negotiating with our Allies it is a waiting point at this point because we need to strategize through the North and Baltic Sea to get out country back! We are not worried about the USSR above us taking anything so as long as we can take back our country in hopes Great Britain and France will protect our borders and we will be back and strong again! Our navy is still strong so we are looking to take out the Nazi’s ships in the Baltic Sea so they can’t transfer troops over anymore. For now we are holding strong but big moves are coming in the future! 

Netherlands 3 1940

The territory lost was devastating for our country. But we still have high hopes because our neutral countries are looking to support us in future war. If we could regain back our country the people who helped us would get tremendous help because of the resources we could give back to them in huge sums or natural resources. As soon as the time is right we will try and take back the Netherlands first and regain all of our resources and then move on to take back the Dutch East Indies. The near future holds big things for the Netherlands and DEI and the heads are held high in coming times! 

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Poland 3 1941 

It started with the USSR movement today and soviet union taking over Lithuania which is moving closer to Poland. We are trying to discuss with the USSR, GB, and France to take back over Poland so we can regain resources and help the other militaries. In the world news Japan has multiple attacks starting with Australia and moving on too Northwest China, Tibet, India, and Thailand. The Axis powers are making there presence known and taking over country by country. But in recent rumors we have heard Germany is beginning to lose power and we can start to make our move with gaining out land back and moving into Germany. As soon as we can regain our territory we will invade the Axis Powers and in high hopes start making our presence known with the Allied Powers. But in HUGE news today the USSR joined the allies which mean the countries surrounding me are now on my side which is amazing because we can easily take over Poland with the power of their army. This is a great thing happening because the soviet unions power is amazing and we are very excited to see what is going to happen in the near future! 

Netherlands 3 1941

Lots of wars are going on around the Netherlands territory. Japan has launched multiple attacks and is taking over names. But if we can possibly regain our land the resources we would gain could help our allied armies start to recover and begin to attack other lands because Japans troops are so spread out trying to defend all the land they are taking over. We are using our 50 boats in the Indian Ocean to take Japans boats so they cannot move any troops and we will control the waters. This is a huge sea battle and if successful we will control the navy. Unfortunately we lost the Naval battle to Japan because the had a defending bonus on top of their already high rated army. With the defeat we still have boats in the Indian Ocean so we can defend if needed. As of now our plan is to still take over the sea and move troops back into the Netherlands. The Germans have little troops in our territory and we are looking to attack tomorrow! 

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Poland 3 1942

It started today with the Axis movement and not much happened. The United States our Allie today gained naval power with 200 more ships and over 2000 more troops because of the draft happening in America. The USSR is making movement towards Poland to try and regain P2 of Poland and we can start moving west towards Germany and France can start moving East so that we can take over the axis power and show Germany how strong we are! Wars are still happening around our country because Germany just took over Lithuania from the Soviet Union because we decided not to put up a fight and let the little territory go. After that we have decided with the regained power, GB and France are attacking the Italian Navy. We are doing this so that France cannot move anymore troops into Italy and they will be forced to spread out their troops and be easier to attack.  We won the sea battle and took out their navy and we still have plenty of ships left. Our next move is to hopefully defend Germany attack from P2 because they have moved lots of troops their and right now the USSR needs to defend that and after the victory we will start attacking back Poland because the Germans will be weak. As soon as this happens we can start to regain our military and navy and take over the Germans. But for now we are waiting for our allies and most importantly the USSR helping us to take back Poland!

Netherlands 3 1942

The hopes are not high for the Netherlands because the territory surrounding us is all taken over by and Axis and is not looking great for the land regain movement. Really not much is going on in the Netherlands because of it all being taken over by the Axis powers so right now we are just playing the wait game because we are focused on getting our navy set so we can move troops back into the Dutch East Indies so we can take over. We don’t think this will be a very difficult war as long as we get our ships in place and can move troops into the Indian and Philippine Sea. We re trying to currently regain the Netherlands with GB, France, and the United States attacking our country to get our land back lost to Germany. As soon as we take it back we are going to create a pinch effect so the Germans can’t do anything. We ran out of time today for this to happen but as soon as tomorrow comes around we are attacking the North Sea and taking the Netherlands back!

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Poland 3 1943

Today starts with the Axis powers war. Today Japan decided to attack the Eastern USSR with 1145 troops and have decided to defend the territory with 1206 of our troops and we were victorious! The soviets plan of defending has been working great and is sitting very strong to move into Poland. As well Germany tried to attack F1 of France and France was victorious! The Axis powers keep losing troops and we are looking strong because to defend the land they currently have their troops are so spread out and weak we can attack very soon to take back our land. Today the strategy for the Allied powers is to move troops to the soviet land and really focus on movement for future battles because all of our Allies are on board to help get Poland back from the gosh darn Nazi’s. Our Allies today are also trying to create another huge accomplishment by trying to recruit France to join the Allies. If we could get this then we could be able to pinch Germany and really give those damn Nazi’s a piece of our mind. A little slice of heaven came down today as 4000+ troops and Italy joined the Allies! This gives us a much better chance of regaining our land because now Germany has to be worried from all angles and their troops will be so spread out they have no choice and we will be able to regain Poland! Germany has no option but to move troops out of P2 at this point and this a a great day for the country of Poland. It shows that the waiting game is sometime the best game! As well as Italy joining us today Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Bulgaria. What a turn of events happening for the better of our Allies and the future is so bright for us. Within a soon time period we will have our country back and the allies will be as strong as ever!

Netherlands 3 1943

More battles have happened near the Netherlands today but nothing in the better for us. The Nazi’s tried to take over in France but were defeated and now Frances troops are low and our strategy has fallen because they have to have troops so that we can attack and get back the land. All of our allies are focusing on movement today and try and mobilize to get their troops replenished and ready for battle because we don’t think it will be a very hard task to retake the Netherlands but it’s a process that takes time. But on a brighter note today the United States and the Netherlands have made verbal agreements that we are trying to regain the Netherlands and as soon as possible. It should be very hopeful future because within the next year our Allies have set a guarantee we will attack and regain the Netherland and our next focus will be towards the Dutch East-Indies. We have smiles and hopes on our faces and minds because we know that very soon we can finally show the world the power we really have!

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Poland 3 1944

It all begins today with movement for the Allied Powers. Our biggest hope for reinstatement Poland is being a big pain in the rear because he doesn’t want to lose troops. But we think we have him convinced because he has plenty of troops and the Allies have taken over so much territory that even if he could lost all of his troops he couldn’t be attacked even if they tried. So as of now we are still discussing with the Soviet Union but they are not wanting to help even when we are Allied. In great news our allies are moving there way into Germany and we can finally take over our country once again. We have waited years for our allies to be ready and we finally think we have the chance to take back our precious land lost early in the war. As soon as we move our troops into position we will have Poland back from Germany. We have successfully pinched the Nazi’s today and is looking like a great battle about to go down in Poland because the allies have a MASSIVE amount of troops headed for the nazis and I don’t think they can defend. The Axis powers at this point are just trying to stall now because they know all they can do at this point is wait and see how much land they lose within the coming years. As soon as the Allied can attack we have over 9000+ troops to attack Poland and surrounding countries with. The allies have really shown their power in this war but we are far from finished! We have minimal time left but we are attacking Poland in the final steps of this war. For today we are only attacking P1 and regain that land first and then we will move on to our final goal to gain P2 and our country will be restored at once. It is amazing this is finally happened and we have regained half our territory with the regain of P1. This is once small step for Poland and a huge step for the Allies and the country!

Netherlands 3 1944

Another slow day at the office, both the Netherlands and the Dutch-East Indies are not seeing much attention as of this point. The United States and Great Britain have a plan to move ships and attack the Netherlands so they can move troops and start to pinch Germany which will also take troops from Germany in Poland and will make our battles much, much easier to win.  We are attacking the Netherlands today! YES FINALLY! Through the gruesome war the allies and the Netherlands have come out VICTORIOUS! We have been waiting for this to happen for years and this is amazing because now we get our resources, army, and navy back at once. We can now secretly help the Allies work towards the pacific and become the rulers of the world! Our only goal or objective at this point would be to regain the Dutch-East Indies but is looking to be very difficult because Japan is occupying all of that territory and would be extremely difficult to do in the amount of years left. 

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Poland 3 1945

The war is finally coming to an end. We have now regained P1 of Poland and will take back P2 today with no effort! Our Allies have moved for the final time today towards P2 and we have a sum of 9000+ troops ready for battle near P2 of Poland. Germany tried to defend Ukraine with the troops from P2 and was successful but has very little troops left. Now that they cannot defend P2 we will get our land back we lost early in the war! We can now finally regain all of our land and have our country restored at once. If we had more time in the simulation we would try and gain more land and resources with everything we would gain from Poland. Now we are extremely excited to have our land and resources back, we are very thankful for the our Allies. Now we have regained everything we are just staying still and watching our Allies try and take over the entire world! If we just had one more time we could easily take over the world with a breeze but we don’t think we can move troops fast enough to get all of it. In recap for Poland we are very, very happy the way the simulation ended and are amazing grateful for our allies and specifically Great Britain and France for defending us and our borders after we have now regained our territory. Our Allies are still pushing East to take over Japan and surrounding countries but we the time, and loss of troops we don’t think we can successfully take all of it over. The war has been very interesting but we are glad it has come to an end and we can focus on our country’s restoration from the war in the future. 

Netherlands 3 1945

Nearing the end of the war we have regained our main territory of the Netherlands but have still not been able to get back our Dutch-East Indies as of now. It’s somewhat of a lost cause as of right now because Japan is surrounding it and we will not have enough time to get troops into the region. We are very happy with our victory in the Netherlands and having our land, people, and culture back feels amazing. Our future goals would be to gain more resources and regain the Dutch-East Indies but with the war coming fast to and end we will not have the time or resources to get what we want at this point.  Our future objectives for the Netherlands still remain neutral and try and gain resources in the future. If we keep our navy strong and resources high we could be a very helpful country for the bigger powers of the world. The only thing happening now is lots of action near the Dutch-East Indies because the Soviet Union is still trying to push East and take over Japan and China. We are just sitting back and watching war happen at this point and wishing the ones who helped us the best at war. We couldn’t regain the Dutch-East Indies in the time of the war but we are happy the way the simulation worked out for the Netherlands and are excited for the future of our country! 

WW III Lesson Plan Student Journal: Romania

WWIII Lesson Plan

Romania 2 Orientation Day-

We decided to meet as a group with Hungary, Czech, Poland, Germans, and Bulgaria.  We are thinking we are going to invite Cuba and china in to help us. We are basically just talking strategies and saving the nuclear weapons for later. We need to fight with our troops and see what we can knock out first and what is too strong for us. My objectives are to follow along the side of the soviet union and work together, but also to have some independence. We need to find someone to keep watch because Turkey could be coming from Bulgaria at any moment we need to be alert and ready for anything. 

Romania 2 Day 1-

Today we are missing our leader the Soviet Union. The Czechoslovakia leader is going to be our over all leader until Soviet Returns. We are all waiting on edge to see who takes action first. Romania and Hungary took over Yugoslavia with 150 troops each. It was an easy battle and we are looking for more and more. We have a special bond with soviet we know that they will have our backs.  The USA turned in the launch warning they are catching onto us. We have to to figure out a back up plan…. Everyone in the Warsaw Pact wan`ted to launch today but I knew something didn’t feel right so I had to figure out a way to take out west Germany. We need to rest for the night but we will get back to you soon. 

Romania 2 Day 2- 

Everything and everyone was very hostile. We knew something big was going to happen. We just didn’t know who was going to do what. The Warsaw Pact sat and strategized for a long time. Trying to figure out in we go into defcon five of if we keep fighting off until they decide to move out of West Germany. We are all getting so very tired from all the ups and downs. We kept talking to the US to tell them to get their troops out or we will strike. The US moved some troops but not all out of West Germany, so we decided it was nuclear warfare time. We struck them with everything we had and they struck us and next thing you know they launched their missiles and everything ended. Besides China was left standing….