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World War I Simulation Student Journal France 3

World War I Simulation

France 3 1913

It is the year 1913.  We have started making alliances with many countries.  We have spent a lot of time thinking about alliances.  Neutral Italy has approached us to make an alliance.  We were unsure, but thought it would be the best idea to help us out in a time of trouble.  This will also help us get to the Dardanelles Strait to get resources to our ally, Russia.  We are keeping this alliance secret.  We started another secret alliance with Montenegro and Serbia, and we have every single intention to honor this alliance.

France 3 1914

It is the year 1914.  Tensions are rising among the countries.  Rumors have been floating around that Austria-Hungary and Germany are planning to attack France.  We are incredibly nervous, but we have strong alliances.  We brought more of our troops close to where Germany and Austria-Hungary are quickly approaching.  They have plans of taking the Ardennes Forest, we hear.  They are outnumbering us, but we can’t show fear.  We have a powerful alliance with Great Britain that we are honoring fiercely.  They have strength and numbers, and we are hoping they will keep us strong.  We moved some of our troops to Belgium to try to get closer to Germany.

It appears as if there is rising tension between Austria-Hungary and Germany, which is good for us.  Many of Germany’s troops have retreated away from where we thought they might attack us.  We plan on pushing on this land to gain Alsace and Lorraine.

As far as the world is going, the Archduke of Austria-Hungary was killed.  People on the Balkan Peninsula are preparing for war.  The alliances around Europe are seeming to lead directly toward war.  The Serbian Nationalist group known as “The Black Hand” is saying that they killed the archduke, and I’m sure Austria-Hungary will try to get them back.  The alliances are strong on both sides, so it will be interesting to see how everything goes down.

France 3 1915

We decided to take a chance and attack Germany to regain Alsace and Lorraine.  We moved 1,000 troops through the Ardennes Forest into Germany, and unfortunately, we lost the war.  We are still trying our best to regain this land.  We won’t give up yet.  We were hoping to help Italy, but we didn’t have a chance to do so.  Italy lost many troops.

Germany just attacked us.  We lost our capital.  We fought hard, using the majority of our troops to defend, but we could not win.  Britain even sent a lot of their troops to help defend us, but even that did not help.  THIS WAR IS INSANE.  We worked for such a long time to keep our territory and try to regain German territory, but we simply couldn’t.  We lost the majority of our troops defending our capital and trying to regain that territory.

In world news, the Lusitania has been sunk by torpedoes.  Many people were lost, the Americans and British mostly, and the Germans are to blame.  Americans are now feeling very strongly against the Germans, and who can blame them?  They are planning on declaring war on Germany.  I’d like to help them if I could, but we are doing so so poorly.  I fear we, as France, won’t see another day.

France 3 1916

The Ottoman Empire regained some of the territory that the Allied Powers had taken over.  As France, we are trying to get one of our allies to regain our capital.  This way we can continue getting more troops, which would be helpful considering we have very very few troops left.  Our Navy is still strong, so we might have to plan a way to put our navy to good use.  We are at a bit of a loss of what to do, but we are continuing to plan and try our hardest to be optimistic.

We just decided to move our entire navy from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic Ocean.  This way we can help transport troops from the United States when they can start moving.  They are currently neutral, but they already have plans to join the Allied Forces.  We hope they help us with regaining our capital.

In other news, Japan took over the German colonies in China. It doesn’t have a lot to do to change anything for anyone but for Japan.  Germany tried to regain part of Austria-Hungary, but the Allied Powers reigned supreme.  Of all the war that was done today, the Allied Powers did not lose land that was originally ours.  It was a good day to be an Ally.

France 3 1917

United States joined the Allies officially today!  We have been planning to use our Navy and the British Navy to bring United States troops over to get the capital of France back.  In other news, Germany is looking to Mexico for help.  Germany has proposed an alliance with Mexico.

The Central Powers just took over Romania.  Great Britain attacked Germany where our capital was, but they lost.  We hope that we can still use the United States to regain this territory.   The Central Powers are absolutely ruthless.  They took the capital Italy and Greece today, and it seems as if they will not be stopping anytime soon.

At the end of the day, our biggest goal is to regain our territory.  We are planning to do this by bringing troops over from America and Great Britain.  We won’t give up yet.

France 3 1918

It is the beginning of the end.  It is all or nothing today.  Great Britain and the United States have been in conversation with us about getting our capital back, and we are very much hoping that this will work well for us and that is how we can do the game as well as possible.

America and Great Britain are working together with us to fight to regain our capital.  We did all that we possibly could in our first attempt at doing this, and we lost.  Fortunately, we did take out the majority of his troops and the surrounding troops.  If all goes well, we will get our capital back at our next chance.

Our troops are nearly all gone.  Austria-Hungary and Germany attacked and took another part of our territory.  We went down easily, but we could not have any help.  We could have used the rest of our troops, but we’re hoping to survive a little longer.

We just decided to help get Greece back.  This was helping part of the Allied Powers, Greece, immensely.  We used our troops in French North Africa.

America just helped us immensely.  They helped us to get our capital back!  We are officially a country once again, and we could not be any happier.

The war is over.  Unfortunately, the Central Powers were victorious.  We did not go down without a fight.  We didn’t regain Alsace and Lorraine and we lost some land over time, but we are still a country.  I am proud of that much.

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Ottoman Empire 2

World War I Simulation

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1913

Our alliances with Germany and Austria-Hungary has gone good so far. We already have taken Bulgaria. As long as we are allied, our chance of finishing everyone’s objectives at once is strong. Let us see how this plays out.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1914

We declared war on a piece of Russia and have lost it, with Germany’s help. We did gain back Crimea. We haven’t done a lot yet, but we are planning on taking Romania. We need to talk to Germany about it, but we are hoping to get there and take it back. Troops have been moved in and we are now waiting to see how this plays out. Luck is needed on our side. We hope to gain what we can, if at all possible. The bad news is that Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, and Romania, are threaten me to go and not to mobilize my armies with Germany and Austria-Hungary to defeat them, if I keep a secret alliance with them, they wouldn’t attack. I talked to Germany about it. I have shown them that they can trust me. We came up with a few ideas, but the main idea is that we would keep alliances and I would help them to make those other countries weaker. I need to start thinking about getting Romania and Greece back. I feel like the bad guy now, but, I would do anything to keep my empire safe.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1915

This year was really difficult to not mobilize my troops against Russia, Serbia, Greece, Montenegro, and Romania. I know I can do this to keep myself “neutral” most of the time. I’ve been passing around information from Russia to Germany: Russia is sending in 4000 troops to R1. They are getting weaker, just how we wanted this to end up. Today we, the Central Powers, got Serbia and Romania and attempted to take Montenegro. Montenegro is getting weak, next year will be the perfect time to attack them and take them over. Greece is the next checkpoint. I’m  getting ready to break secret alliances with Greece and Russia.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1916

Russia has attacked me, of course that is what I have been waiting for. I won, though. Their army is weaker now. Montenegro and Greece? We have them back. All objectives are completed in my area, but to keep these alliances with Germany strong, I’ll help them when they need it. This help will mostly be for attacking and completing their objectives.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1917

This battle has gotten personal. I have attacked Italy to help Germany and protect my land. They ended up mad. Italy is smart, sarcastic, and a good planner. I need to tried carefully with her. We are planning on attacking Italy tomorrow, she said she would surrender, I don’t trust her in any kind of way. The U.S wants me to ally with the,, they want the Dardanelles Straight. I don’t know what to do. Even though I’ve been helping Germany, they’ve been thinking I’m going to betray them. I need to get their trust back. Let us hope that this war ends soon. I have nothing else to fight for. The end of the day will be worth it. The Ottoman Empire would end as strong as I hope. The Central Powers will be Victorious.

Ottoman Empire, period 2, 1918

The war is over. Even though Germany lost a part of France and Belgium, we have kept our territory and we have completed our objectives. I knew that Italy and the United States wanted to attack me. I followed Austria’s and Germany’s advice of sending my troops over. It was a hard war, but the Central Powers were as victorious as we planned to be.

World War I Simulation Journal Russia 2

World War I Simulation

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1913

I believe that things are just starting. I have no plans as of now but I will get them figured out if possible. No war has been declared yet but some places are allying with others. I will hopefully get a plan figured out before war rages on Russia.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1914

War has started. We have had war declared on twice already. The first time we won and kept our area. The second time we lost area R3. My thoughts of this all is why the central powers hate us. Germany took over R3 but we will regain our territory at some point. We have come up with a plan to move some troops to two of our areas. We will start by trying to take our territory back then move our way to other areas. Our war plan didn’t go into play. We shall try next year.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1915

We have met with some of our other allies. We plan to move a one man plan through Austria-Hungary. We want to try to take over Austria-Hungary as much as possible. I’m not sure if we will try and take back our region that was taken from us. We will hope for the best this year and make as much progress as possible. We have lost some allied territory and during the next round we will declare war for sure. We have moved some troops around its own territory so that might help us with our war. This is getting pretty intense. We made a movement but either the next round or next year WE WILL DECLARE WAR!!!!!

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1916

The allied groups are attacking now. We attacked Germany in R3 but we didn’t get it back. We talked in the hall with the other allies and we need to declare a lot of war to get our areas back. Hopefully we can get back some  territory. So far we aren’t so lucky. From the looks of things, it won’t be to easy to get back our territories and conquer more land. We are hoping to try and get R3 back again but I’m not sure. My thoughts are that although we need to get R3 back we need to work hard and get some of our other lost territories back. We are looking to attack either A3 or A2 of Germany after we get R3 back. When it comes back to the allies turn to attack WE WILL COME DOWN HARD!!!! There will be blood shed sure, but as long as we get our territory back we will work hard with the other allies and hope to conquer a lot of land. We will try to get our land that was taken from us back first then work our way into Austria-Hungary. We will then move and hopefully get help from other allies if possible. We had war declared on us in R2. We came out victorious but next year I don’t think we will be good to move on. I hope that the other allies will get more territory. After the attack on R2, I have no further plans for attack so far.  We talked with the other allies and Russia is going is going to attack the Ottoman Empire. The war didn’t go as well as we hoped. We didn’t get the O2 of the Ottoman Empire. We are pretty much done. We are out next year. I am losing hope on getting R3 back and getting more territory. We are going to help Greece. The bad thing is that we are leaving our area completely open to the others. We are getting attacked by the Ottoman Empire but we don’t have a lot of troops. I lost hope now because we lost our territory due to the Ottoman Empire winning the war. We are now in a civil war of our own.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1917

War has started again. The United States were defeated by the allies and is now part of our group.  We are having a civil war in our own area. I have no idea what the other allies are planning. I hope that by the end of the war we get at least some of our land back. My thoughts is that it is crazy here in Russia. Our troops are attacking each along with the people doing the same. It is pretty hard to work when you know that there are people wanting to kill you. Other than the civil war going on here, it isn’t looking too good for the other allies so far. We have all lost territory because of the central powers attacking us. I’m thinking that the wars have slowed down a little but I can’t be sure. There is no telling what will happen next, when wars will start, and who will win. It looks like the other allies are not doing so good. Not a lot has happened war wise this year but there have been more movement of troops lately. People on both sides seem to be moving troops each turn. I think I have only heard war declared at least 2 or 3 times. I wonder how the other allies are doing since I have been busy with meetings of my own in Russia due to our civil war. I think that everything has gone by so fast for me. Each year has gone by fast due to wars and movement. This year is going by a little slower because not a lot of wars have been called that fast. It’s hard to tell what the other allies have planned or are planning because we can’t go to the meetings. I’m sitting here trying to visualize what to do. Our ideas have stopped but the other allies are busy planning their next moves against the central powers. These days are crazy with us doing a civil war on ourselves and the Central powers attacking war on us. Each year before now has been war after declared on each area.

LeAnna O’Neal Russia 2 1918

This year is the last year for war. So far it looks like the Central powers are winning.  We are still having our own civil war and won’t be helping the other allies with the war against the Central powers. The allies need a really good plan if they are going to gain back at least some of the land. They will need good movement plans and good war plans if they decide to declare war. My thoughts on this is that the allies and ourselves worked really hard in this war. It might not pay off in this last year of war but we fought hard. All the allies worked hard and brought down all they could on the Central powers. Sure we might not win the war but if we try hard then we could get a lot of our territory back. I have nothing to do besides making sure that no one goes after me during our civil war. I also have to make sure that for as long as the civil war goes each side has enough supplies. I hope that our civil war ends soon. I think from what I have heard the allies are putting all our one man plan into play. I’m not sure how well it will work without us but they moved a lot of troops. The other allies tried to take over Germany in G1. Germany won that war. We have Belgium back but that isn’t a lot.

World War I Simulation Journal Russia 2

World War I Simulation

Russia, 1913

Things are boiling. The Central Powers are becoming war hungry with the Allies. Germany and Austria-Hungary want to attack us as well as attack Serbia. The Ottoman empire seems antsy along with all the others.

Period 2

Russia, 1914

The war has started. Things boil and trouble toils all around. Germany has taken R3 while we are quite weak against their advanced army. Perhaps with great numbers we will be able to take back all countries from the Central powers. Much worse fate stands for those who oppose us any further. The leaders of these countries are ridiculously daft and are begging for a righteous knocking in of their heads. May Mother Earth guide us and protect, let Daughter Moon lead us in the nights, and let Father Sun release his vengeance upon our enemies and may he blind them to our charging powers.

Period 2

Russia, 1915

Central powers have taken their time this year. The Allies are weakening, our power fails at the advances of these empires. I honestly don’t know what to do. I panic at the thought of failing. We cannot make it through I fear, and my advisor speaks none almost. Our armies, though poor in training are great in numbers. We must seem as though we are great bumbling buffoons. May Mother help us all..

Period 2

Russia, 1916

We have made attempt to fall upon R3 and regain our lands. Germany is too strong. After we tried to regain our land, they tried to take our land from us in R2. Our alliance with the Ottoman empire must end. To keep the straight ours and regain some dignity. Alliance gone and our troops are wiped, we are going to fail our people. Central is too strong. I have so much fear, fear for all of us.

Period 2

Russia, 1917

Civil war surrounds us. The citizens are all fighting one another. This is ridiculous! Brother to sister and all around hatred. I wish these fights and all the hatred be gone. I myself wish for peace, but I feel as though it will be some time before that is reached, here as well as in Europe.

Period 2

Russia, 1918

How? Just how? Why must we all get in a fuss over things! War surrounds the families of Russia. War surrounds the world. So many lives have been lost. So much time to use for hate. A perilous fate has befallen all of the Earth in these past years and I am happy the people of the world are now calming.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: 2

World War 1 Simulation

Portugal 2 1913

It is the first year of the war. We have few troops but are already making alliances just in case anything were to happen. Portugal has allied with Great Britain, America, and France already. Our African territory is Belgian Congo. We don’t want to get involved in the war just yet but if we must then we will. It is a fight to stay alive and we will not go down without a fight.

Portugal 2 1914

It is the second year of war and countries have already been taken over. We are trying to stay quiet so we do not follow the same path as those other countries. So far no one has even tried getting to Portugal, which we are glad for. Hopefully they continue to stay away. We are not ready to join this war quite yet.

Portugal 2 1915

It is a sad year for the Allies. Many of their countries or parts of them have been taken over. The tension is extremely high. Central Powers is sadly doing very good with Germany acting as the main dictator. If the Allies are to win this war they have got to step up their game. We would suggest taking Germany out completely. We are almost ready to fight and help the Allies win this war.

Portugal 2 1916

It is finally 1916, the year we have been waiting for. We are FINALLY ready to join this war and wipe Central Powers out! We are not going to do anything yet. We have talked to other countries in the Allies. We are making a great plan. Portugal is not that big but we can and will make a difference in this war!

Portugal 2 1917

Central Powers is stronger than we thought them to be. Portugal has helped move troops into France and attacked but to no avail. We have tried and tried to get Belgium back but keep being killed. Great Britain is becoming aggravated over the loss of Belgium. They want it back. We will continue fighting and trying to get Allied land back.

Portugal 2 1918

Belgium has finally been taken back! We crippled Germany in G1 and F1 thanks to the United States and Great Britain. The United States has been a great help since they have joined. Germany continues to try and win Belgium back. They sent over 1700 and failed. They then sent 630 but the Allies were victorious. We cannot say the same for the war as a whole though. Sadly the Central Powers won this war. We tried so hard and gave it our best shot but we just couldn’t regain what we had lost.


Belgium 2 1913

A war has begun.We are terribly frightened considering how close we are to all of it. We are so small and cannot defend ourselves if anything were to happen. That is why we have made alliances with Great Britain and America. If anything were to happen we hope that they will indeed help.

Belgium 2 1914

We have been attacked by Germany! We have asked Great Britain and France to help. They have sent some troops over to reinforce. We are using absolutely everything we have to help defend us. It did not work though. We still got taken over and are now Central Powers territory.

Belgium 2 1915

Many people are being taken over now. We are still under Central Powers rule. We are still talking to the Allies and they are helping create a plan to take Belgium back. We don’t have everything figured out but so far it is a good plan and hopefully it will work.

Belgium 2 1916

More and more countries continue to join the war. We still cannot do anything but that will soon change. Great Britain especially wants us back. They say they need us back and we could not be more grateful for all the help they are willing to provide of us.

Belgium 2 1917

The Allies are getting very angry. They are especially angry with German who continues to take over countries and kill people. Great Britain is demanding they get our country back. The plan to get us back is brilliant and will happen soon. There is no way the Central Powers will be able to stop the Allies from helping us.

Belgium 2 1918

FINALLY Belgium has been taken back and is Allies territory. We crippled G1 and F1 thanks to the United States and Great Britain. Germany tried getting us back on multiple occasions, first with 1700 troops and second with 630 troops, but did not succeed. The Allies have fought hard throughout this battle and have shown it this year by taking territory back but the Central Powers have won this war.

Austria-Hungary WWI Journal

World War I Simulation

Austria Hungary, Period 1,  1913 

The first day/year of the war I was gone. So Cheyenne took over. Bulgaria wanted to ally although Cheyenne did not want to. In my thoughts I thought they could’ve helped us in the war if they would’ve came a central power. Although I believe the Ottoman Empire or one of the countries that we were already allied with had an objective to take over Bulgaria. Also Cheyenne decided to mobilize the first day which was a good idea, to start “recruiting” troops. I felt bad for Bulgaria because they wanted to ally with us and they were saying it was my fault they were taken over the first day because I was gone. Central next priority was to take over Italy. Central powers heard that Italy was a key to the war whether it’s taken over or not. Also the Ottoman Empire became allies with Germany and Austria Hungary, which in my opinion was the smartest to to do it.

Austria Hungary, Period 1, 1914

For the first couple years I didn’t quite understand the concept of the simulation or the “rules”. Grayson was making all the decisions and telling basically all of Central Powers what to do like with war, movement, and when to do that stuff. I’m glad Grayson was Germany. He helped my country a lot at first. Once I had enough troops to take over Italy I did. Italy didn’t mobilize , so they were done for. After the region I1 was taken over we sent one troop to Italy’s I2 just to take over the land and make it ours. I thought the Allied Powers would’ve tried to re enforce although they didn’t they just gave it up. The Allied Forces hasn’t done much with us, declaring war or anything anyways, they were just becoming allies or taking over the smaller countries first. As for us we were trying to gain more land towards the bigger more dominate countries.

Austria Hungary, Period 1, 1915

Once Central Powers had Italy we figured we could just take France over due to numbers and how spread out they were. Germany and my country thought of the strategy but attacking F1 Fraancs’s capital with one troop and let them reinforce which would open up F2 and be able to take over that region. Then we were able to attack their capital and take it over so  they wouldn’t be able to recruit anymore which worked, although as soon as we had it they attacked my country back in F2 to gain that region back ,along with F1. In my opinion it wasn’t a bad strategy although  we didn’t gain much from it besides taking out some of their troops and spreading them out even more. I figured since they took back their capital and F2 that they would try to attack us and we would be ready with reinforcement ,but they didn’t.

Austria Hungary, Period 1, 1916

By 1916 no one really did much attacking and taking over until the Ottoman Empire, Germany, and Austria Hungary decided to take over the rest of the neutral or Allied Powers countries in southern Europe. Germany and the Ottoman Empire was able to move toward Romania and Serbia. I thought I could take Serbia over with the Ottoman Empire although because I did not think Romania or Greece would ally with the Allied Powers ,but they did. We lost that war until Germany came from R3 to take Romania over while the Ottoman Empire and Austria Hungry was able to take over Serbia and Greece. I asked Germany and the Ottoman Empire to help take those countries out not just because they were terrorist supported countries which was one of my objectives to take out although so the Allied Powers can not try to attack us from the south of us. This worked well because by the time we did this the same year Russia surrendered due to their civil war. That was basically our countries plan that year and it worked.

Austria Hungry, Period 1, 1917

For Central Powers 1917 was just an organizing year, a lot of movement took place. I took over Montenegro because the Allied Powers had that region although they had no troops there. For the rest of the year us three countries decided to move back and be prepared to defend or attack Great Britain or France. The United States joined the war and allied with the Allied Powers which unfortunately gave Allied Powers hope to winning the war. I thought it was a good strategy to send most of our troops back to regions like I1, G1, G2, A1, A2, and G3. We planned it correctly because the Allied Powers did the same which we figured they would. They started to take over the countries like Libya and defended French North Africa while we were picking small wars with them. We did that just so we can killed some of their troops and make them move their troops around more since the United States had a large number helping the Allied Powers in Belgium which they had.

Austria Hungry, Period 1, 1918

1918 was what it all came down to. It’s when the Allied Powers used 3/4 of their troops in Belgium to try and take over Germany in G1. Since they did this I decide to take over F2 in France against the little to no troops they had in that region. We let them come to us and declare war with us. It was the biggest war in the whole simulation because there were at least 15 million troops in G1 between 5 different countries. It worked because we had reinforcement all around G1 for that reason. We planned it correctly because even after the war we still had about 1600 troops left over. Although I think they did that on purpose just so they had a shot for someone from the Allied Powers to get their objective by taking over G2 after the war. Even though they were able to do that the Central Powers still won the War (Simulation). I was even able to complete all of my objectives and retain my original territory.

World War One Journal France

World War I Simulation

France 1, 1913

Today we stayed out of the way of Germany as best we could. We weren’t attacked, but tomorrow might be different. We formed alliances with Montenegro, Belgium, and Italy, which will hopefully help us if we get into any trouble. Our biggest hope is for Italy considering their size and proximity to our country. We did not mobilize any troops today which may or may not come back and bite us in the rear end, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Tomorrow we hope to mobilize troops towards G2 in hopes of regaining  our territories of Alsace and Lorraine. This battle will be tough, but fought hard.


France 1, 1914

Today we mobilized 3,400 troops into F1. Even though Germany is a large and intimidating opponent, we took our chances and sent 1000 of our troops through the Ardennes Forest into G1 in hopes of taking back Alsace and Lorraine. While we did not win, Germany really only kept what they had. They didn’t gain more territory. Which, for us, is better than nothing. Even though they’ve lost troops here, they still have plenty more in other regions of their country. Even if we attack again with more troops, their numbers and ratings are just too strong right now.

Italy has been taken by Austria Hungary, giving the Central Powers another leg up on the rest of us. We attempted to help Italy out by sending over almost 300 of our own men, but it all failed miserably. Now our F2 is empty of men and ready for the taking by the Central Powers. However, we will fight as best we can to at least make it difficult for them to succeed. Just shortly after Italy was taken, Belgium was overtaken by Germany with a massive amount of 200 men. A bit of an overkill if you ask me, considering Belgium only had about 150 troops to begin with. We thought about helping out, but realized again that Germany’s army is too good, and we would lose too many men. As much as we want to help, we have to help ourselves too.

As of right now it’s not looking too bright for us allied powers, but if we stay strong and look out for ourselves and each other, we still may have a chance. Stocking up on troops in different regions is going to be key to keep our territories that we currently have. And helping out if we can, within reason, is going to help our other allies, and give them even more of a reason to help us later on. Currently, we have 3782 mend in F1 which we’re going to need to spread into F2 to compensate for our loss helping Italy. This is not going to be easy.


France 1, 1915

Today we faced a tough decision. Our own capital was taken over by Germany, despite our best efforts to fight them off. With Italy already taken, the allies and myself needed to decide if we were going to try to take back the capital of Italy, or take back the capital of France. Looking at the capital of Italy being surrounded by Austria-Hungary and their many troops, we knew we would be destroyed if we tried. So, we decided to put what we had towards the Capital of France. We won! This has now given us the opportunity to mobilize again, and gain more troops. The ottomans seem to be getting stronger, and Germany continues to be strong and intimidating. Today was intense and nerve-wracking, but somehow we made it through.


France 1, 1916

Today was a day of simply sitting and watching. We were not attacked again, but we also didn’t attack anyone else ourselves. Germany spread their troops around making it more difficult for us to send troops in to regain our lost territory. The only chance we have is Germany moving troops way out of the way.

Russia went into a civil war, and we lost them. Losing a big power we were allied with put another strain on our plans as the allies. Being on the edge of everything has made it so difficult for us to do anything. Pretty much everything central is owned by the Central Powers, which makes it easier for them to move around. Everything seems to be just a hop, skip, and a jump to take over. It’s going to take a miracle to beat them. Especially since they took over Serbia, Montenegro, and Romania. Our chances of winning this are beginning to diminish more and more. As of right now, I believe that we’re just going to have to watch and make sure we have enough troops to do some damage before we throw ourselves too far out there. We need our lost territory, but we need our capital even more at the moment.


France 1, 1917

Today was a day of moving troops into France from Great Britain and now, America. We needed more troops in case Germany decided to attack us in any way. With Belgium under their control and the pass through the Ardennes Forest, we needed some back up just in case. After gaining enough troops, we decided to try and take Belgium. We were successful! And, after liberating them, we were able to gain Belgium troops to help us all fight against the central powers.

Germany and the rest of the central powers moved their troops around their countries. It seems as if they’re planning an attack on France sometime soon by the way their moving all their troops further and further to the West. Hopefully if they do attack soon, we’ll be ready with our allied troops.


France 1, 1918

Today was one of the more victorious days for the Allies. The Ottomans moved further West and tried to take over French North Africa, but Portugal and Great Britain fought to keep it, and won. They then moved into Libya and won their as well. These victories may have been small, but they were victories. Seeing German troops being moved around was something that put us a bit on edge, but we were brave and stood strong. We stacked more and more troops in Belgium and F1 to get ready for an attack.

Finally, after moving troops into Belgium, we moved into G1 with just about everything we had. Germany moved a few troops in and were victorious, but they still lost some of their own soldiers as well. This then gave us (France & America) the opportunity to attack G2 to gain back Alsace and Lorraine. We were victorious! This was one of the bigger battles we had fought this entire time, and to win was amazing. We might not have won much throughout the war, but we did what we could, with what we had, and sometimes that’s all you can do.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Germany 2

World War I Simulation

Germany 2 1913

This year started off like any other year but changed drastically when a rogue Serbian group that called themselves the black hand killed the Austro-Hungarian heir to the throne. This infuriated the Austro-Hungarian people and this caused them to declare war on Serbia. With Serbia having powerful allies, they came to the rescue by mobilizing their troops and getting ready to help in the war. But, the Austria-Hungary people had powerful allies as well. One of those Allies is us, Germany. With the threat of the Allies mobilizing, we too mobilized and now we will prepare for war. But we needed more allies. We called a meeting of the Central power and with bulgaria to discuss and Alliance. Bulgaria accepted our invitation and joined the Central powers.

Germany 2 1914

With all of the fresh troops that we have now received due to our mobilization, we must now prepare for battle. Russia has an immense army that will try to invade us from the northeast and Great Britain as well as France will try to be invading us from the west. We will split our army into two groups and fight them in a two way war. One on the northeast, one on the west. Belgium stands between us and France so it must go. We cannot allow Russia to have their navy in our sea zone. They must also go.

Germany 2 1915

We have captured Belgium and taken out the Russian navy! Now nothing is standing in our way to attack either group. So far, the United States has remained neutral but time will tell whether they will say that way or not. No worries since the German army is the most powerful army in all of Europe! We have taken the capital of France! We will crush any who oppose us or the Central powers. Especially Russia. Our ally the Ottoman empire wishes to acquire some of the Russian land. Russia is also threatening the Ottomans with their massive army. If the Central powers are to win this war we need the help of the Ottomans. We will assist them in taking down Russia. We have secured part of Russia.

Germany 2 1916

We have lost our entire navy while severely weakening the British navy. This was a necessary price we needed to pay. For now, the British cannot directly attack Germany. While we were stopping the British, the Ottoman empire, Austria-Hungary, and Bulgaria are making lots of progress in the lower region of Europe. They have been able to take over Greece, Montenegro, Serbia, and Romania. We now have full control of Central Europe. We move onward and gain control of the coast of France! But we now have a small problem. Italy has now chosen to join the Allied power and they are now mobilizing. Russia is bringing in more troops from the northeast to invade Germany. We are about to get attacked on both sides now.

Germany 2 1917

Russia tries to regain the land they lost from us. They were unsuccessful while the German army was victorious! This victory has inspired the Ottoman empire to attack the Russians from the south. They too have claim a victory! The Russian army is in shambles and they are sent into civil war! They are forced to surrender to the Central powers. One step closer to victory! But after all of that victory comes devastating news. The U.S. Has mobilized as well as joined the Allied powers. They sent their army to the coast of France and they have regained the region for France. We must Reinforce the Capital of France. While the U.S. invades from the coast, Italy tries to take control of the coasts of Austria-Hungary! They are unsuccessful due to the numbers of the Austro-Hungarian army.

Germany 2 1918

This year a large number of battles took place. The Allied powers are trying to regain what they have lost. They are sending everything they have to try to regain France as well as Belgium. We were forced to send all of our troops out of Belgium and into the capital of France to make sure that the forest of Ardennes stays in the possession of the Central powers. If the forest is lost, the Allied powers can attack Germany directly. With lots of fresh troops supplied by the United States, the Allied powers win Belgium and the Capital of France. But this severely diminished their army. The Allies are very close to the capital of Germany now. All hope seems to be lost for the Germans. They send everything they have at the Capital of Germany. The Germans seem overwhelmed, but then they get reinforcements from Austria-Hungary and they win the battle for Germany! The Allied powers don’t have enough troops to continue to attack the Central powers. They retreat with what little troops they have left. The war is finally over and we, The Central powers, have finally won the war!

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: France 4


France 4 1913-

This is Day 1 and France became
alliances with Belgium. Russia is at war. France became mobilized.
France also became alliances with Italy and Serbia. My plan is to
take over my original land and take over Germany. Since I have Italy,
Belgium, and Serbia I can have the surrounding countries around

France 4 1914-

This is Day 2 and France has made the
Serbia Alliance Public. I sent 150 Navy Troops into Montenegro.
Montenegro is victorious and keeps their land. Since I didn’t have a
turn today I want to move troops into G2 of Germany. I want to move
600 troops there and take it over. Also I Want to send my Navy of-
379 into French North Africa. I talked to Great Britain and he is
going to send some troops into Libya so the Central Powers don’t take
it over.

France 4 1915-

This is Day 3 and I have 500 troops
into F3 and 500 into F2 leaving 4,397 troops in F1. I moved navy by
Belgium sent 1500 troops to Belgium. Belgium is now allies with
France and Great Britain. My overall plan is to take over G2 land.
That would get my objective of taking over a certain part of land in
the G2 spot.

France 4 1916-

This is Day 4 and France really didn

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Germany 4

Germany 4 Year 1913
As Germany we have realized that we aren’t going to win the Navel War so we decided to attack first move with our Navy to Great Britain. We decided that our key is to take out Russia so we can focus the fight on just one side

Germany 4 Year 1914
We took out some of the British Navy and then we started biting away from Russia and took all the way up to R1. France didn’t attack us at all which is perfect. We still have about 3.500 troops that can be used. We finished the day by taking over majority of Russia and tomorrow we are going to be getting more troops.

Germany 4 Year 1915
Russia surrendered so that is a huge plus we don’t have to worry about anything coming from that side. They can’t mobilize which saves us from like 5,000 troops. We are slowly going to start attacking France at this point, as well as taking out Romania, Greece, and Serbia. I tried convincing Belgium to let me send troops through there country but he refused so I am forced to start hacking away at Belgium now.

Germany 4 Year 1916
This point in the war its starting to get crazy with people coming out saying they are part of the allies. We have just been saying that we are going to destroy anything that isn’t part of the central powers. We have started to build up our army for the last few days when we are going to take out Italy and France.

Germany 4 Year 1917
Today I didn’t make it to school, but I was on chat with Bo and we had the strategy to just lay back and if Italy and France wants to get aggressive then we would get the defense bonus. Without me there I didn’t want the central powers to get to aggressive with out the main head honcho me. I told Bo to make sure the U-Boats were in the same ocean as the G.B. navy. He failed. We also thought they would start to attack in the southern part of the Ottoman Empire. So we started to rotate troops down there.

Germany 4 Year 1918
Today is the last day so we are going on the offense on france and Italy. I think that If me and Bo start to hack away with the first move then we will win even if Jacob attacks down in the southern part of the map. We started off by taking out Italy and then we were going to go after France. We finished the day off by having majority of the map and I would say that we won the war.