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Cold War Simulation Student Journal: United States

Cold War Simulation

United States 2 Prep. Day

We have been informed of the situations that are going on in the world at this time. Whatever way we fight this war, it is not going to end well. This war is going to be mainly fought with words. We have to keep the communists at bay. This will be difficult because of their superior tanks. Being the Unites States, this will take a lot of negotiating and talking out. It is mainly between the US and the USSR. Our objectives are to keep nuclear weapons out of the West. We also need to protect all of our allies. Our last objective is to keep communism from spreading throughout Europe. These tasks will not be easy, especially if we must retain from starting an all out nuclear war. If they are to attack with their tanks, we do not stand a chance unless we use tactical nukes against them, which is highly controversial. Getting them to not attack Germany would be our best hope, but that is highly unlikely. 

United States 2 Day 1  

Todayhas been an eventful day. Hungary and Romania have started out with the invasion of Yugoslavia. USSR has also moved massive amounts of tanks into Romania. We had to take action when they attacked Turkey with 1000 tanks. We sent in tactical nukes to destroy the opposing tanks. We needed to protect our allies. We also moved into defcon 3 so that our submarines were in the water and at the ready. I have received information of the state at which Cuba is in with their nuclear weapons, and worked with Great Britain to get Cuba under our control. If nuclear weapons were to be sent from there, it would reach the United States in under 5 minutes. We are in a state of attack on warning, if they are to send anything our way, we will fire back with everything we have. Talk of them sending their nukes is spreading. There is no good way to approach a war like this. They have also moved into defcon 1, whatever is going to happen, it will not be pretty. 

United States 2 Day 2 

Again today the USSR has gotten greedy. They again tried to send in troops to Turkey. We had to defend our allies, so we sent in tactical nukes against their tanks and destroyed the invasion. Towards the end talk was stirring about if we gave them West Germany they wouldn’t do an all out launch of nuclear weapons. We moved the majority of tanks out of West Germany but they did not invade. Instead they went for Norway with the US tanks in Norway we stood our ground but did not win due to the overwhelming forces of tanks that the USSR has. We were already on attack on warning, so if they tried to do anything, we would be ready to attack them back. We tried to stall and do what we could to save as many lives as we could but in the end they just sent everything they had at us. We tried to take the lesser of two evils and let them take West Germany with little resistance, but it wasn’t enough for them. They wanted all of Europe and we weren’t going to let them have it. In the end, everyone is the loser. Nothing is going to be the same after this. It would be better to have not fought this war and came out with no casualties, now all of Europe and the US is covered with destruction. 

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: China & Finland

World War 2 Simulation

Finland & China 2 1938

China: Today I learned that I need resources very bad, I need to get my resources higher. I need to make alliances, I haven’t decided who I should work with yet. I want to start alliances before I try and regain my territory from Japan. I want to try working with the United States for sure, they have multiple resources, they can send them to me and that would be helpful. If I regain my territory from Japan then I can get some of my resources back. I will need some hep from other places getting all that I need. I can hopefully talk to Thailand and they will work with me and give me some of their resources. 

Finland: Today I learned that I really don’t need that many resources. I only need one of each natural resource. This will be helpful when trying to get them from people, I won’t be asking too much from anyone. I can hopefully work with people to help keep me safe. As of right now, I want to stay neutral, I don’t want to make anyone mad or form any alliances with people. I don’t want to make anyone mad and start a war in my country or around. If anything happens that could affect me or alliances that I am in I will think about stepping in and helping the best that I can.

Finland & China 2, 1939

China: I have no idea what to do. I have a bad army, I need natural resources to help increase my army. I don’t know how to save China from being attacked. I am losing my territory, my only hope is to get resources and hope that can make my army better. I need to get the United States to help me, I need their resources and I need their help with their military, I am useless with no help. I talked to them today about them helping me and teaming up with me, I did not get anywhere with that. It is hard to need help and I don’t get it. France and Great Britain tried to help me out, but that did not go over very well, they were unable to help me keep my territory. Going into tomorrow my strategy is to get the United States on my side. I need to try and keep Japan from attacking me, I don’t know how to do that yet.

Finland: I almost let Europe use my land, good thing I did not let them. I made an alliance with Germany today, hopefully that will help me out. Finland has a really strong army, once I get my resources that will make my army one that no one wants to mess with. That will be incredibly helpful. I don’t want to make any alliances at this point in the war yet, I want to stay isolated. I made an alliance with Germany, however I have no intention of doing anything with them. I am going to sit back and watch the war until I am not able to sit back and watch it anymore. I think keeping myself out of the war will keep my country safe. 

Finland & China 2, 1940

China: I got attacked and lost all of my land. I have nothing else to do, I have nothing else to do. I am rooting for the allied. I hope that Japan gets the crap kicked out of them. The United States was finally able to help, but it was too late. I got a little bit of help in China, but not enough to save me. I didn’t want to send too many troops because I would lose all of my land for sure.  I wish I would of had more people to work with and be able to save some parts of China.

Finland: I was attacked by Russia and lost my land. I was able to kill 500 people, leaving me with 90, however after the first blow I was not able to save myself. No one was able to help me, I was alone. Russia said I should of let them move troops to my land, but I couldn’t. My army had a higher rating than Russia, but Russia had a lot more troops than I did. I really couldn’t do much, I couldn’t get anyone to send troops to me so that kind of back fired and made it so that I didn’t have anyone to help me out. 

Finland & China 2, 1941

Journal – Today the allies lost, they had way more troops than anyone else and still lost, kind of disappointing. Germany is proving to be unstoppable, they will continue to beat everyone until someone has an army at least twice their size, maybe neutrals and allies should all team up to start taking over land from Germany. Honestly if anything as long as someone can take and one part of Germany it would show that they are a force to be reckoned with. The Axis powers are unstoppable as a whole, they haven’t lost a war since. The Allied Powers are not doing so great, they are losing land and they are 

Finland & China 2, 1942

Journal – Today the Soviets joined the allied powers, that could be a smart move. Maybe they can help take over part of Germany. They are still unstoppable. If the Soviets are able to take parts of Germany and Japan’s land that could help them slow down. I think that the USSR should have joined the allied powers a lot sooner, they they could have worked with China and I could still have my land. My thoughts right now are that the Axis powers are going to destroy everyone in their path. Hopefully that changes, if Great Britain keeps helping out then maybe they can do something.

Finland & China 2, 1943

Journal – Today France was defeated. I wish that someone was able to help France, they are one of the last ones that are able to do anything. Italy tried to join France, but that did nothing for anyone. Germany has a very powerful army, so far no one has been able to go against him. France has a possibility of getting their country back and bringing power back. The United States needs to help an allied country, that is about the only way to defeat Germany. If I was the United States I would be sending my troops to France and possibly Great Britain so that we can all team up. After teaming up and having a plan I would do a surprise attack on Germany, starting in 1 part and attacking the rest of the country after that. This will be the only way, that I see, having them be defeated. 

Finland & China 2, 1944

Journal – Today France had a great comeback. France, Great Britain, and the United States were finally able to team up and defeat Germany.  Germany lost their main front, this made the almost useless. For Germany as long as they had their main front no one could get past them. When they lost this it took a toll on their army as a whole. This was the perfect opportunity for the U.S., G. B., and France to really team up and start taking land back. This made it so that Germany was losing all the power they thought they had. France, Great Britain, and the United States need to continue to work together, if they do they might be able to conquer the rest of the land and free the people of German rule. This was the comeback the world needed to see, I think everyone started to feel defeat and didn’t know what to do anymore. I am really proud of the three countries that were able to take back land. I wish that I would have had more alliances so that I could have been more help. If I could redo it I would try and make sure that both China and Finland were able to make alliances and get the sources they need to be successful.

Cold War Lesson Plan Student Journal: France

Cold War Lesson Plan

France 2 Pre-War

The world has gotten to a point where all countries are ready for any war that may happen. This can be a good thing, but it is also a very bad thing. The use of nuclear bombs could destroy the whole world and leave nothing left. As a major country that has nuclear missiles, I want to be here as a threat but not use my missiles unless it becomes absolutely necessary. The rest of NATO want to initiate “Strike on Warning” but I am still unsure of that idea. It is hard to have so many countries on one side all having different ideas on whether to launch the missiles or not. At this point I, as France, do not want to launch them. 

France 2 Day 1

War is drawing closer and closer as each sides armies prepare for bigger things. NATO has already had to use tactical nuclear weapons to help defend places where our silos are. Other than that, both sides have not done a lot basically waiting for the other to attack. Luckily, we have a way into their heads. We have a spy on the other side. They are telling us all about what the Warsaw are wanting to do before they do it. This is how we knew that they were going to try to attack Turkey and we were able to get our tactical bombs prepared and ready. Continuing to show our strength will hopefully make them think before they send all of their nuclear weapons our way. 

France 2 Day 2

They kept sending messages to leave West Germany, but we did not want to. After this, I knew that our final fate would happen. It is their choice anyway. They knew that we had “Launch on Warning” initiated, but they still decided to send their nuclear weapons. This created the final destruction of the entire world. I wished that this day would never come. Unfortunately it still happened even though France as a country, and NATO tried to do everything to stop it. There were warning, and they knew that if they attacked, their entire population would be gone too. They still did it, and now the whole world is done for. There are few people even left alive, and if you are alive, you are extremely sick from the radiation. 

WW3 Lesson Plan Student Journal: East Germany

WW3 Lesson Plan

East Germany Orientation Day:

Today we are discussing our plans with our allies. These are very important discussions and strategies being talked about that will affect the rest of this war. We must be very careful on what we decide because of the power some of these countries have ready to fire.  One single move can setoff an entire nuclear war that has the power to eventually end the whole human race. 

East Germany Day 1:

Today is the first day in the Cold War. We are communicating with our allies to talk about what plans we have, and what plans they have. We must think wisely as any move could change the world forever. The first move we have decided to make as a group is to invade Yugoslavia… It was a success! It is always great to get started on the right track with a victory. That is all of the moves that will be made for right now because we must be patient in this war. We are currently still in DEFCON 5 which is a little surprising. This just in, the Soviet Union is attacking Turkey, but with an armored division and not bombs. I think this is a wise decision because they can take them over without causing a nuclear war. I am a little concerned that they will use nuclear weapons to defend and that might trigger something big.. This just in… They have moved to DEFCON 3 and are using nuclear weapons to defend! This is huge, I knew this would happen. ALL of the Soviet Union’s troops were DESTROYED. They have just got themselves into a nuclear war my friends. NATO forces have iniated launch on warning. This makes me upset because I feel we should’ve done something before they ignited that. Now if we attack with nukes, they will attack back right away. 

THIS JUST IN.. we are now in DECON 1. This is huge and alerting news. 

East Germany Day 2: 

Tensions are extremely high right now. We are in DEFCON 1. The enemies are currently in launch on warning. I think it would be a smart move to put ourselves in launch on warning too. This just in, we have just turned on launch on warning. I think this is a very smart move for the Warsaw Pact. NATO has just moved to DEFCON 2. NATO has not made a move yet, they seem to be stalling. We are very nervous over here because we do not know if nuclear weapons will be used or not. Let’s hope for the best… We tried to invade Turkey and THEY used nuclear weapons!! That has officially p***** us off. We are going to an all out nuclear warfare. We have launched all of nukes… They have launched their nukes back! This is the end.. I love my country..

Cold War Simulation Student Journal: Italy

Cold War Simulation

Italy 1 Orientation day 

It’s to early to know what anyone will do but knowing the Soviet Union, I think they’ll go “crazy”. I believe that the leader of the Soviet Union will get power happy and lead the Warsaw Pact into defeat. I think this because the Soviet Union decides what happens and when it happens, for the Warsaw Pact as a whole, and I think they will just throw bomb after bombs. 

As Italy, we don’t have much to rely on but The NATO as a whole. We need to come together and work as a whole to make sure all of our countries stay alive and defend off the Warsaw Pact. We don’t have much to use to defend our country,  but I believe if we help out our fellow countries and provide the help then they will repay the favor. 

Italy 1 Day 2 (First Day of War)

Once again the Soviets are coming hard by attacking right away and taking over big countries for the NATO’s. The Soviets have attacked Turkey and taken over the whole country which is a big loss to us. As of right now, we know that the Warsaw Pact is pushing towards us hard and moving all their troops closer and closer to us. We’ve decided that we needed to prepare and so we moved our troops closer to them. 

Everything is turning out rough for us as of right now because the Soviets have already started launching bombs. So far, they’ve taken out all our troops that were in West Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. It was a major loss of troops but we’re not giving up yet. We’ve countered with an attack of our own and we bombed them in West Germany and took out a heavy amount of Soviets. 

Italy 1 Day 3

We’re assuming that the Soviets are going to launch a nuclear attack on us and we’re ready to fire back. We decided to get ‘launch on command’ ready in the case that the Soviets do launch nuclear missiles. If they go through, then a big portion of the world could be at stake and everything could be demolished and wiped out. 

We were right, the Soviets are launching nuclear missiles at us and we don’t have much time to react. We’ve launched ours as soon as we found out that they launched theirs and now the whole world is in trouble. These nuclear missiles will wipe everything out and cause mass destruction to everyone and everything. Seek shelter and try to hide away from the nuclear backlash because we’ve officially gone into nuclear war!

Nuclear War Lesson Plan Student Journal: Great Britain

Nuclear War Lesson Plan

Great Britain 2 Orientation Day

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

Great Britain 2 Day 1

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

Great Britain 2 Day 2

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

For Teachers: Tips On How You Can Make World War 1 Lessons Fun

Are you getting ready to dust off your old World War 1 Lesson Plans for another round of teaching the Great War? How many years have you used this lesson? Are you going to be excited to come to school to teach it? Are your students going to be excited to come to your class to learn about World War I? The answers are probably no to both. If you’re not excited it’s fairly easy to predict that students won’t be excited either.

History Simulation Gaming

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way for students to experience the First World War instead of just listening to you talk about it? HistorySimulation.com has created some very hands on lesson plan activities that are designed to increase student engagement and create student interest in World War 1. Students are assigned the roles of leaders of countries involved in the 1st World War. Each country has a standing army and a schedule of reserves that are activated by mobilization. Some countries even have navies that can do battle with other navies and can transport troops from one region to another. Now you might ask: how does this not just turn into a quest for world domination or a game of Risk? Each country has a set of objectives that were the objectives of those countries in World War 1. The objectives are part of the student’s grades! Students are constantly negotiating and conducting diplomacy with other countries based on their strategy to achieve those objectives. With HistorySimulation.com’s online platforms, a lot of these tasks are automated like mobilizing troops, calculation of sea and land battles. Troops and navies are represented by numbers and the country’s flags on the map. The teacher can move troops into a zone and double click on the zone- activating the battle.

When the simulation ends, student interest is a lot higher as to what actually happened in the war. The discussion is better and more engaged. HistorySimulation.com also has a complete set of Keynote and PowerPoint presentations that get students engaged in learning. I don’t think you can underestimate the impact that getting students interested in a subject has. In February of 2018, using periods 1-5 of my World History sections at IFAHS i can show you the comparison of scores and the factors related to them. In the previous unit, we studied 2 sections of Ch. 24 “Nationalist Revolutions Sweep The West”. We followed that up with the World War 1 Simulation. When the simulation was over, we studied what really happened in the war, going over 4 sections of Chapter 29 “The Great War”. So we are talking about covering twice as much material on the test! You can see the results in the chart and decide for yourself if participating in a simulation increased learning:

Why and how to teach kids about World War 1

World War I or otherwise known as the War to End All Wars, started in July, 1914 and ended in November, 1918. But it would not end just there. This was just the beginning to a long journey of reform and recovery. World War I started when a Serbian terrorist, Gavrilo Princip, shot an Austro-Hungarian archduke, Franz Ferdinand, in Sarajevo, Bosnia. How could one single loss of life, have such a global impact? This is what kids need to know.

Many were shocked when the start of the war broke out. It seemed to just come “out of the blue.” But was that really the case? Some believe that the seed of war was planted long before that. So what is an effective way to educate kids on the timeline of events and the war itself? This is where the World War I lesson plans come into play. Rather than having kids funneled into a classroom listening to lectures, taking notes off a screen, and reading chapter after chapter in a dull textbook, why not create small scale reenactment? Fortunately enough, that has already been done.

The World War I simulation is similar to that of a game. It includes events, stories, and challenges that were faced within the timeline, similar to the real life event. The main focus of the simulation is the interactive map that is projected for the whole class, in which the teacher controls. The map allows the students to see their country, plus others as well. The map is color coordinated to show who is allied with each other and who is neutral, also showing each countries number of troops.

Throughout the simulation the students are informed to the very last day of the war what they are supposed to accomplish. Students, usually in pairs, are assigned to a specific country. The kids are then given a binder with a set of rules, guides for their army, information specific to their given country, and a list of goals to complete before the last round of the simulation. Kids are not only expected to be active in the simulation in class, by participating in the rounds, but they are also expected to do a bit of their own research outside of class.

The students should be doing their own research outside of class to have knowledge of the real life event. When the kids do this it gives them the upper hand in the simulation and by having background knowledge you know what you should be trying to do and avoid, similar to that of the real life event. Rather than just going in blind and being completely lost. Kids are also required to keep a daily journal of their information/findings, what happened within the simulation that day, and their own thoughts and feelings regarding the simulation.

History Simulation Gaming

The World War I lesson plan is meant to be an interesting and interactive time in the classroom. It allows for students to have a healthy amount of competition and fun, while still learning the importance of the topic. When simulation time rolls around the corner, not only does it get the class excited about the upcoming unit, but the whole school is on the edge of their seats to hear about the events taking place. Simulation time is fun for all students and something everyone looks forward to.

5 Stunning Facts About Civil War For Kids

North or South. Union or Confederate. Freedom or slavery. What do all of these things have in common? You guessed it…the American Civil War. The American Civil War start was in 1861 lasted until 1865. The United States was divided between North and South and a war was fought all across the United States. The journal, “Live The Adventure,” says that there are three main reasons why the Civil War is something very important for kids to understand. The first of the three reasons is that the Civil War was perhaps the greatest event in our country’s history. It is believed to be one of the single most important events because it completely reshaped our nation. America was divided between the North and the South, the biggest difference between the two “sides” being the practice of slavery. But according to the “Live The Adventure” journal, the second reason kids need to know the events of the Civil War is to understand that the Civil War was not only about slavery. When most people think of the Civil War, they think of Abraham Lincoln freeing the slaves with the Emancipation Proclamation. Yes, this was a very important and key feature of the Civil War but the conflict of the Civil War did not start because of slavery but rather because of states wanting stronger federal rights and then becoming increasingly angry they were not gaining those rights. When the North wanted to abolish slavery, that is when each territory, North and South, really started to become angry. This anger lead to the start of the Civil War. The third reason that the knowing the Civil War for kids is important is because it gives us an insight as how beliefs and convictions motivate people. As a kid learning about the Civil War, I would always question why so many people had to die at the expense of a disagreement. By studying the Civil War, I have come to understand the role that beliefs and convictions can make when fighting a war. Understanding what caused the Civil War to happen provides many, children and adults, with a deeper understanding of how to better avoid the things that lead to such a divide in our nation.
Once the three main reasons as to why learning the Civil War is something that is imperative to understand is understood, we can look at the true history of the Civil War and even come to understand some stunning facts about it.

One interesting fact about the Civil War was that one-third of the soldiers that fought for the Union Army were immigrants and every one in ten was African American. During the Civil War, the African American soldiers fighting with the North actually refused their salaries for 18 full months in an effort to protest being paid lower wages than that of the white soldiers. The Union Army was fighting for freedom and equality of the slaves being kept in the South, usually African Americans and yet, they refused to pay their soldiers equal amounts. I think that this is another example of the third reason as to why learning the Civil War is important. Seeing that there was still segregation in the North, even when those soldiers were fighting to abolish that, shows us what beliefs and convictions about certain people can do. Another surprising fact about the Civil War is that even before the war started, Abraham Lincoln pushed to send freed slaves abroad. Even before the push to free the slaves, Lincoln was pushing to free the slaves. But because of the push to free the slaves and territorial disagreements, a war swept the United States. Another surprising fact about this war is that more men died in the Civil war than any other American conflict. That includes WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, etc. Knowing and understanding what happened during the Civil War is a very important thing to learn. By understanding, we as a nation, can better avoid any conflicts within our country that would lead to something like this.

WWI Simulation Germany

World War I Simulation

Germany 1 1913

We are planning to take over France, the easiest way to get to paris is through Italy. Speaking of Italy, we want to make an alliance with them so it is easier for us to get to France without anyone getting killed on the way. Our next target place is Russia. They have a strong military so we have to be careful that we don’t get too confident in what our abilities are. We are at an alliance with the Ottoman Empire so they can also help take over Russia. On the way one of us might as well take over Bulgaria so they are out of the way. Paris or bust!!

Germany 1 1914

We agreed with the Ottoman Empire that they are going to take over Bulgaria so we don’t have to worry about them trying to attack us. Once they took it over we sent our navy to attack the Russian navy and we came out victorious! (That’s a shocker.) We also took over part of Russian land and we surprisingly came out victorious in that battle too. I don’t know how they thought they could stand a chance but France thought they could take over part of Germany and we ended up winning that fight also. Hopefully now that we know we can be victorious over France, we will be able to take over Paris and conquer France. That is the next goal we are trying to accomplish. Germany’s two main goals are to take over France and Russia. Oh, and not that this is a big deal, but while we were at it, we decided to take over Belgium too.

Germany 1 1915

Now that France took back their capital we don’t really want to go after France. Our main goal is to close in on Russia with the Ottoman Empire. I think that if we get enough troops between the two countries we should be able to be victorious. We have to watch out for our navy because the British has a good navy and they could attack anytime. We are waiting to see what strategy Serbia and Greece are going to go with because we want to take them over also. When Russia declared war on us they used poison gas and we didn’t, but we still were victorious. You can surrender anytime now Russia!

Germany 1 1916

The British took out our navy which wasn’t a huge issue but it isn’t the best thing that can happen. The country that is the most concerning at this point is Great Britain. Especially since the United States joined the Allied Powers they are more intimidating. We have to keep a good military and try to keep as many troops as we can. We declared war on Russia and they gave up and they only sent 1,000 troops, we had an easy defeat. We also declared war on Romania and even when they sent all their troops and used poison gas we were still victorious. Russia finally surrendered because they knew they didn’t have a chance to take over the Central Powers. So now we don’t have to worry about them anymore. The Central Powers pretty much want to take over all of Europe so we thought we might as well get Serbia and Romania out of the way. The British, French, and the Italian navy are all moving towards Southern France so they can come together. The U.S. joined the Allied Powers this year after being neutral for two years.

Germany 1 1917

There was a lot of navy movement from the Allied Powers and they are all finally starting to come together. We moved our U boats from the Baltic Sea zone to the North Sea zone to get closer to Great Britain. Even though Russia didn’t have any power left, the Central Powers still took out their navy. Just because. The Allied Powers teamed up against Germany to get Belgium back but it wasn’t a big deal because we don’t really need Belgium. All of the Allied Powers are finally closing in on the Central Powers after three years, and we will be ready for them! All the countries in the Central Powers still has plenty of troops to defend ourselves, so I think we will be ok.  Bring it on Allied Powers!!

Germany 1 1918

The Allied Powers took back so of their territory like Belgium and Libya. We tried to take over French North Africa but the Allied Powers were victorious. France took over part of Germany but that’s ok because in the end the Central Powers won the war. And besides that we took over some of France so we were kind of even anyway. Germany ended pretty good because we still had quite a bit of troops left after we defended ourselves from three other countries. We worked well with our allies and we couldn’t have won the war without them. We are just glad we took over most of Europe because that was our main goal.