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World War I: Student Journal Ottoman Empire

Ottoman Empire 2 1913

There is a war brewing in the North West and there is speculation that an all out war will happen. With allies on my side the central powers and me are looking to regain the lands we lost if a war does break out. By mobilizing my troops I’m hoping my army will be able to keep up with the bigger countries.One plan I have is to make friends with Bulgaria until the last couple years and then hopefully take them over. I will also need to make the idea in Germany’s head that it is their idea to attack Russia, so that I can take the Crimea back from Russia. Hopefully with the help of the central powers I can use them to help me take back some of my lands. 

Ottoman Empire 2 1914

War has started to commence in all of Europe! I know Russia is planning to try to take over my lands. This is the war where we take back the lands that Russia has taken from us over the last 100 years! To know that the central powers have my back I asked Austria Hungary if they would kindly move some of their boats into the Black Sea. This would benefit them in the long run because we would be able to move troops to other countries if the Austrian hungarians needed help defending or fighting any other countries. With this deal under way they gave me an estimate of the boats getting to me by early 1915. With this knowledge I have to start planning out ways to regain everything back. Right now no war has commenced, but only time will tell if or when a war will start.

Ottoman Empire 2 1915

Early 1915: War has begun! Russia is on the move for the East side of my country and Great Britain has told the world that my country is attacking Christians. Sources have told me that Russia is bringing a large army, so I made the decision to move more of my troops over in hopes of winning! Now that war has begun I need to be careful with who I am going to trust. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer! 

Middle of 1915: The mood in my country has been low ever since we lost the Balkan countries in the war against them in 1813. In order to boost morale I have decided to take over Bulgaria when the chance becomes available. With the wars starting I hope I will have enough people to take them over when the chance presents itself to me. Germany has also decided to attack the Allied powers this year. They got information that a British boat is carrying weapons! Not wanting the british to become stronger they attacked and killed British and American passengers.

We also got news recently that we have won the battle in the East against Russia, but they aren’t finished. Intel has just reached us that they are using boats to reach the West side of my country. After that grueling battle I fear that I won’t be able to hold off their army. I’ll have to ask my allies if they could help me.

End of 1915: 

Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria have come to help me defeat Russia in the battle to retain control of the West side of my country! With this help we are bound to win. Russia may have a lot of people, but we all know that they aren’t very strong. 

The battle has finally finished and we have come out victorious! Russia is not very happy with the outcomes of all of the battles this year. They will not stop until they get what they want. This just means we will have to be prepared for whatever they throw at us.

Ottoman Empire 2 1916

It’s been 2 years since this war started, and I’m starting to wonder when it will be over. Germany is declaring war on Russia on their western front and they have requested my help! I gladly agreed because I want to get back the Crimea from Russia. While I sent my troops up there I also got a message that there are no Russian troops in the south of Russia. I’m hoping to help Germany take over all of Russia by pinching them from the bottom while Germany goes in from the side.

The plan has backfired! Many men were killed when we lost the war in the south. The only good outcome was that Germany was able to take over their western border with the help from me and the Austrians. Russia and the Allied powers are now extremely mad.

They are now attacking the North West border of my country and they are coming in at full speed. With this war just beginning I have left my east side vulnerable. I was just barely able to win the North West battle, but lost the eastern battle. Russia now has control over half of my country, the Allied powers were also able to take over Bulgaria. I have confidence that I will be able to regain back my lands soon!

Ottoman Empire 2 1917

The United States is not happy about the death of many American passengers on the Lusitania. They weren’t going to attack until they intercepted the letter that Germany sent to Mexico. They have started to mobilize their troops to help the Allied powers to attack Germany. 

Austria-Hungary has declared war on Italy, but they might not win that fight. I would have helped them, but there was no way for me to get there in time. This was a war they were not guaranteed to win, and they were not victorious. Great Britain has finally taken action against Germany and they were also unsuccessful. After all of these losses the Allies have had you would think that they would stop. 

Russia has decided to try to capture my western front with the help from Greece, Serbia and Romania. They had over 2,000 troops trying to attack me! With a small amount of help from Bulgaria and Austria-Hungary we were able to hold them back, but just barely. The war continues though, in the west Austria-hungary is trying to attack Italy again with the help from Germany. With hope to win on their second try Austria and Germany move in.

Reports have come in saying that the Russians have left my eastern front. This means I can try to reclaim my lost land! I am sending in troops while Russia is distracted by all the war that is going on to the north of me. With this successful infiltration I have regained my land back. This didn’t make the Allies very happy though. 

The British came and started a sea battle against the Austria-Hungarian boats. This is not good for the Central powers because if we lose then the Ottomans won’t be able to move troops to help defend the other Central powers. 

We did not win this battle. This has now turned the war into anyones win because now the Central powers can’t move anything unless we take back Bulgaria from the Allies.

Ottoman Empire 2 1918

The war has now been going on for 4 years. When will it ever end? The Central powers are wanting to make moves on the Balkan countries. We recently had a meeting to try to come up with a plan to take them over. Our plan is to make their troops go after Germany while my troops come in from the bottom. This strategy will only work if the countries send all of their troops to try to defend their land. 

The plan is for Germany to attack ROmania while I come in and attack the allied troops in Bulgaria. This strategy worked in my favor because I got to reclaim the land and because I now have a way to get to Germany if they ever need my help. By taking Bulgaria the moral in my country has boosted ever since we lost the battle in 1913.

The only downfall to our plan was that we knew the Allies would become extremely angry  and would most likely retaliate. They will probably come after me because having control of the dardanelles strait is important because they don’t have to use ships to cross the straight. With the British army coming we had to prepare what little men we had left. 

They have gained control over the straight and over the western side of my country. They killed what little men I had left in a grueling battle. With the war coming to an end Germany made a last minute effort to try and take over France.

WW1: Map Activity Student Journal

Great Britain 2 1914

Today, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated. We aligned with Portugal and Greece. We moved all of our ships from the Atlantic Ocean Zone to the North Sea Zone. We moved troops from Mediteranenon to Agean Sea Zone.

Great Britain 2 1915

We, the Prime Ministers of Great Britain, strongly denounce the Ottoman Empire because they are commiting genocide on the Armenian people. In 1914, the Ottoman religious authorities declared holy war on all Christian people, but on April 24th of this year, the government rounded up and executed hundreds of Armenian thinkers. Then, ordinary Armenians– no different than you and our families– have been evicted from their homes and forced to march through the deserts. We, the Prime Ministers of Great Britain, ask for the world’s aid in liberating the Armenians from their Ottoman oppressors. Now, in such times of struggle, it is more important than ever for us to unite against one common enemy: that is, the persecution and subjugation of different cultures. I propose a temporary truce between the Allies and the great nations of Austria-Hungary and Germany in order to focus on stopping this menace. Additionally, Great Britain requests aid in the form of troops, ships, and supplies of Italy, the United States, Romania, Japan, Belgium, and Bulgaria. By not taking action against the mass murder of people now, we are setting a dangerous precendent that will threaten our own ideals of freedom, justice, and the right to govern ourselves in the decades to come. If we do not stop this genocide in its tracks, any of our great nations can become both victim and perputrator. Join Great Britain in the fight for Freedom, for Armnenians and the World!

The Italians have joined the Allies. Germany invaded France. Germany lost which hopefully keeps them from attacking again. Bulgaria mobilized. Romania and the Allies have joined together. Russia attempted to attack the ottoman empire but wasn’t successful.

Great Britain 2 1916

Today Romania joined the Allies. We moved Great Britain troops to F1. We felt that with Germany being so strong and so close to France that we should help set up a defence against Germany. The Ottoman Empire, Germany, Austria-Hungary attacked R3 of Russia. Central Powers defeated Russia. It appears that all of those countries are planning on pushing into Russia and trying to take over. Ottoman Empire attacked Russia in R4. Allied Powers were victorious! This is good for us because this helps Russia defend against attacks, if the Ottoman’s would’ve won, Russia could be getting attacked from two directions and two different forces would be hard to defend. Italy attacked Austria-Hungary, Central Powers defeated Italy which greatly weakened Italy. Italy was going to put pressure on Austria to hopefully surround Germany to make defeating them easier. Great Britain attacked Germany in G1, Germany defeated us too easily, it’s a reality check of how powerful Germany is. Our goal is to close in on Germany and Austria but spread out their troops so we can hopefully slowly pick them off. Romania and Serbia attacked Bulgaria. This opens up another route for Allied forces to run up into Germany and Austria

Great Britain 2 1917

The United States joined the Allies. Austria Hungary attacked Italy. With Italy defeating them this weakens Austria and forces and balances out Austria defeating them earlier. We are trying to spread their troops out thinner which makes attacking easier. Greece joined the Allies, this doesn’t do much for us other than giving us more troops to use, hopefully their troops can push up into Austria and take them out. We attacked Germany in G1 to attempt to take out Germany. Germany defended with poison gas, Germany defeated us. Losing these troops was bad, we need all the troops we can get and Germany having poison gas makes it that much harder to attack them and win. Russia attacked O1 and lost, Russia is very weak. Russia is struggling, their troops can’t seem to pull off a win, we worry that Austria or Germany will send their troops into Russia and take them out with ease. But hopefully with us and France right on the edge of Germany that they will be too scared to leave themselves vulnerable to attack Russia. France and the United States attacked Germany in G2. France and Germany both used poison gas but Germany was still victorious which again, makes us that much more hesitant to attack them simply because how do you attempt to attack someone when they are much stronger than you. Austria Hungary and Germany attacked I1. Central Powers were victorious. Italy has been cut off from France where our troops and Frances’ troops are at. We feel like we need to get France and Italy connected and push back the Austrians but we can’t leave ourselves open for Germany. The Ottoman Empire attacked O2, with the Ottomans defeating Russia again, things are looking too scary for Russia, they can’t defend themselves well and we can’t allow Germany or Austria to take them out. Serbia and Romania attacked Bulgaria. Allied Powers were victorious! With this win, all of the southern area is controlled by the Allied Powers, we need to use these areas to our advantage and attack Austria and Germany from multiple directions. We are trying to push in and help Russia from the attackers but I don’t think our help came soon enough. I think that since we have 1,400 of our troops and 2,500 of Frances troops, that we should move all of those troops into Belgium and then to G1 and start putting the pressure on Germany. The Central powers are too strong and are expanding too much, we should start attacking their weak spots where their troops are spread too thin. 

Great Britain 2 1918

We moved our navy to Sea Zone 1 just to have our navy close and at the ready. Austria Hungary attacked Serbia. Montenegro defended them. Allied Powers were victorious, this weakens Austria more and opens up a lane for our allies and France to attack. Germany attacked Romania with poison gas. The Russian troops attempted to defend, but Central Powers were too strong and defeated them which isn’t good for Russia. Russia is losing troops fast. The Ottoman Empire attacked Bulgaria and took back the south. Germany attacked Russia with poison gas, Germany came out on stop. Russia collapsed!! Russia is gone. Germany now has control of Russia, Germany can now spin around and focus on us and France which will be hard to defend. We also attacked Germany with army forces and poison gas to make a last second push into Germany but Germany was too strong.. We attacked the Ottoman Empire with poison gas, we took them out! Us and France attacked the Central Powers using poison gas. We took back our lost land but it didn’t help us defeat Germany all that much.

WWI: France Journal Period 2

France 12 1914
It is very quiet on the East side of France. The war on the Eastern front, is at a standstill with no troop movement and no war. We are getting in place to defend any attack German might throw at us from the East. Maybe Germany will suffer casualties moving through the Ardennes forest, so we will have the number advantage on them if we go into battle with them. Overall a very quiet year for the French nation and we have not suffered casualties and losing troops.

France 12 1915
The day we knew was coming finally happened the Germans came through neutral Belgium with 3,000 troops. We moved an extra 180 troops in to help defend against the powerful German army. With our numbers at 4,962 and the Germans at 3,000. We used poison gas which had a low effect on the highly developed German army. We got the victory and suffered a lot of casualties in the process. We are down to 12 troops on the Eastern Front. We need a momentum swing to put the Germans on their heels. We need the reserves to help us out, and we need a lot of them to defend our country. THe British are honoring their alliance with us by sending troops in for defensive efforts until we can get our troop numbers back up to healthy numbers.

France 12 1916
We got more French soldiers to help protect our territory, and we furthermore got British and Portugal to send troops to help play defense. We are thinking about an all out attack on Germany from the top and bottom, but we can only send 1,000 troops at a time through the Ardennes forest. The Russians western front was captured in a close battle, but they took over part of the Ottoman Empire, and have enough troops to take back their western front from Germany and Austria-Hungary. The objectives of France are coming together nicely, if we can take over the G2 from Germany, this will be a long war and a difficult chess match, and we need to come up with a better strategy.

France 12 1917
America has joined our side of the war, which is a blessing, they have very strong troops and a lot of them. We moved 500 American troops into the the Eastern front of France with the hope that we can take the Western edge of a powerful German army. We made an alliance with America today, and they said they would help invade Germany with their more powerful army. We sent 500 American troops and 500 French troops into the Ardennes forest with the hope that we can over power Germany. But the forest limited us again, we could not send enough troops into Germany to conquer the Western front. With the war settling down for the day we are planning out strategies to make Germany surrender and lose this war. We will need to bring as many American soldiers into France and Great Britain as we can so we can take over the powerful Germany army and win this War!!!!

France 12 1918
We had the chance to use the more powerful American army, but failed when we lacked the naval transportation needed to get them to the war zones in Europe. We sent troops along with Britain down to Italy to help them regain their lost territory. Our allies Serbia, Romania, and Bulgaria all perished in the war, and we couldn’t even help defend them during the battles. Our Russian allies were totally wiped out and lost control of their government, which in turn they lost their country, in a vicious last second battle. The war ended before we could recapture territory from the ruthless Germans but if the worst thing that comes out of this war is a little bit of land not regained we are the lucky ones. At the end of the war Germany tried an all out last ditch effort attack to wipe out France and try to capture all of Europe after that, but lucky they did not send enough troops thinking that they could better us with the lower amount, but with help from our allies we were victorious and did not give an inch to the Germans. We know of what we could have done better in the war and realized our mistakes, but we are still a country and Germany is at bay…… for now.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Great Britain 5

World War I Simulation

Great Britain 5 1913

We have been hearing a war coming soon and it is now time to prepare. We are part of what is called the Allied Forces and we are to defend ourselves from the Central Powers. Our plan to do so is to get as many of the neutral countries as possible in order to isolate the Ottoman Empire. If we were to get Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece, then we would have just cut off the Ottoman Empire from the rest of the Central Forces. By doing so, it will be a easier to take over the Ottoman Empire.

Great Britain 5 1914

A lot has happened so far this year and we expect more to come. Archduke from Austria-Hungary was killed and this is going to start a war between Serbia and Austria-Hungary. One major thing that has happened is that Russia and Serbia attacked Bulgaria hoping to take over that territory. We honestly think that Russia is doing everything they can to take that peninsula that Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire have.

As for strategy, we know that our navy is very strong and we feel if  we can take out everyone else’s navy, our land will be safe. Our navy is very strong and large, so by taking out everyone else’s navy, it will make it harder for another country to raid us.

Great Britain 5 1915

There has been a lot more war going on and Germany has taken over part of Russia. We weren’t able to help and defend Russia and we felt pretty bad. Russia is one of our closest allies and we weren’t able to help support them throughout. Russia is one ally that we don’t want to make mad because they are very powerful. Germany is really starting to stir the pot because they sunk the Lusitania. This ship had many citizens of ours. We know that our troops and our navy are stronger than Russia’s, but they have more numbers. Yeah, we can take out their navy, so then we’re safe, but they can help us get what we need to get done.

Great Britain 5 1916

One major thing we know is that Russia helped us weaken the strait. We sent quite a few troops to the Ottoman Empire to take over the strait but failed. The one good thing that came from that though is that we were able to weaken the Ottoman Empire greatly. The Ottoman Empire now only has roughly 300 troops. After the next turn, we might be able to take the Ottoman Empire. If we can take this, it will help strengthen Russia back up. Every year that we don’t have the strait, we aren’t able to get supplies to Russia. Over time, this will make Russia very weak, and we can’t let that happen.

Great Britain 5 1917

This year has been a rough year for the allies but we hope to bounce back. We lost a lot of territory this year as the German troops are so much stronger than us. We did gain the United States and their troops are great at helping. The only problem is the Germans army is so much bigger. They took over Belgium even though we had over 1000 troops to try to keep neutrality. France also had over 1500 troops in their to try to help. When the Germans went to try and take it, we, Great Britain, sent another 500 or so troops to try to keep Belgium but it didn’t work. This was the biggest battle of the game. Roughly 10,000 troops were fighting in this battle. Once Germany had Belgium, they sent many troops to F1 of France and took their capital. After this it was a stand still for quite some time until we were able to think of a plan. Our plan for next year is to try and take that back. France is a huge ally of ours and if we can’t have them, then they can’t either.

Another thing we need to do is attack the Ottoman Empire again because we need the Dardanelles Strait.

Great Britain 5 1918

Many people thought we were really dumb by doing what we did this year. We combined all of our navy and sent a lot of troops down to French North Africa. Another thing that happened is that Greece took back Serbia. Right after they did this though, Austria-Hungary decided they wanted to take back Serbia, so they did. While doing this, we allowed the United States and France to send some of my troops to France to take back their capital. Right after we did this, Austria-Hungary tried to take the capital of Italy, but resent all of my troops there to protect the capital. We then realized that our plan was going to work and we sent all of our remaining troops to the Ottoman Empire and took the Dardanelles Strait. This was one of our big objectives that we were able to accomplish. By accomplishing this, we strengthened Russia back to where they needed to be. We knew right away by sending as many troops as we did, we could take the strait. We sent over double the troops the Ottoman Empire would have been able to supply. Granted they took quite a few, we still remained victorious. In all, this year was great for the Allied Powers.

World War I Simulation Student Journals: Serbia, Montenegro, Greece

World War I Simulation

Serbia 5 1913

The Archduke was killed!!! Tensions have been rising and allies are being formed and war seems almost impossible to avoid. We feel threatened by the central powers. I plan with France, Great Britain, and Russia. If Austria Hungary and Germany Attack, I hope that Russia will defend me. I believe that my alliance with France and Great Britain will make Germany hesitate to leave in order to prevent an attack.

Montenegro 5 1913

There has been a lot of talk of war. There are rumors that Serbia was responsible for the killing of the Archduke. They denied that anything was their fault, however. We are allies with Serbia and hope that we do not get dragged into war.

Greece 5 1913

Tensions are rising and war is about to break out. We do not plan on getting involved in this war. We need to stay neutral until 1917.

Serbia 5 1914

Austria and us do NOT get along. Our plan is to take them down. We publicly allied with France and Russia. We secretly allied with Great Britain and Romania. Our plan is to ally with Belgium and Bulgaria. We hope that they do, because they could hurt us deeply if they join the central powers. France is going to take over Germany and with all the countries allied they will have a huge army.

(Second half of 1914) We don’t trust Bulgaria! We moved 150 troops into Bulgaria along with Russia and destroyed Bulgaria. We have a plan to take out Austria Hungary. We all do this by getting control of every region surrounding, then when the time is right we will all swoop in and declare war on Austria Hungary.

Greece 5 1914

With us staying neutral until 1917, not much happens. At this point we plan to join with the allied powers once we can split off.

Montenegro 5 1914

A lot of action today. We are hoping that if we stay quiet, we can keep ourselves out of this war.

Serbia 5 1915

Germany just tried to take over us but they didn’t succeed. We need to get A3 and A2. Germany however DID take over part of Russia which is bad!! we need that back. Thank God for Montenegro and Romania for helping us out otherwise we would be gone.

Montenegro 5 1915

We had to help Serbia so we sent all our troops to Serbia so they wouldn’t be defeated. I don’t know what we will do now… luckily we are small anyways. Hopefully no one takes advantage of our troops absence.

Greece 5 1915

Still neutral and staying out of everyones way. If we weren’t neutral we probably would have sent some troops over to help Serbia because they were attacked today.

Serbia 5 1916

Serbia didn’t have enough troops to hold everyone off. We have been attacked. We are counting on our allies to come help us out when they can. They are our last hope!!

Montenegro 5 1916

We still have zero troops in Montenegro. Praying for peace in our country.

Greece 5 1916

This is our last day to be neutral. Enjoying the relaxation while we can. Tomorrow we hope to see some action.

Serbia 5 1917

Today we had hoped things would go a little differently. We were hoping that some of our allies could help us get Serbia back, but thats not what happened. Instead, our allies were VERY focused on getting back part of Russia and part of France. We attempted it twice and failed both times. Luckily, Germanys troops are thinning out so maybe we can comeback from all this tomorrow!

Montenegro 5 1917

Today was a bad day. Unfortunately because we had previously helped out Serbia by sending our troops over, we were attacked today and lost the battle. Central Powers has such a good rating… we can’t compete. If we have time, we plan to get Serbia back and possible Montenegro as well.

Greece 5 1917

Today we are no longer neutral. We allied with allied powers. We were hoping that no one would touch us today and thats what we got! We still have all of our troops and tomorrow we plan to use them to help out Serbia and our other allies.

Serbia 5 1918

Greece saved us!!! We have Serbia back.  I hope no one takes us again.

Austria Hungary took us over again. There’s nothing we can do at this point. We are apart of Central Powers. Luckily our allies have been gaining territory.

Montenegro 5 1918

We hope Greece can save us today, but we know that their priority is more focused on Serbia.

Serbia has been taken over again. We have no hope anymore. We are apart of Central Powers.

Greece 5 1918

We are fearing that Bulgaria may try to attack us and try and capture Macedonia. We hope this doesn’t happen.

Bulgaria is attacking Greece. France is sending some troops to help along with their navy. We won!!  We are in allied powers to end off the war.

World War I Simulation Student Journal Russia 5

World War I Simulation

Russia P5 1913

We as a country made several alliances, along with mobilizing our troops. With these new alliances, we as a country believe we can win this war. We will stop German and Austrian expansion to the east. We will begin our attack in the south and our first goal will be to take the Ottoman Empire. With our vast numbers of troops they will be no match for the Russian Army!

Russia P5 1914

We have made an attack on Bulgaria as we had reason to believe they were siding with the Central Powers. Serbia assisted us in the assault. It seems as we were correct as the Ottoman Empire came to aid Bulgaria in their defense. We were out numbered, and the battle was lost. We did manage to spread some of the Ottoman Empires troops. Making their southeastern borders more vulnerable. Our allies have begun to move troops to Belgium. We must hold Belgium from the Germans. The Ardennes forest will help France defend themselves from Germany. As long as allied troops are in Belgium France will be protected. Germany declared war against us. They have attacked and destroyed a part of our navy. They will pay for this treacherous act!!

Russia P5 1915

The Germans have made another attack against Mother Russia. They have taken our most western region. This will not go unanswered. We will attack the Germans and reclaim what is ours! We have moved 3,00,000 troops towards our Western boarders. We will retake and conquer the Germans! We have also moved our troops towards our southern borders. Making a move on the Ottoman Empire. They have increased their number of troops around our borders. This is seen as a threat and will not go without action. We will attack the Ottoman Empire. Taking them will allow more access to the sea. We need the Dardanelles Straight in order for our allies to provide us with supplies.

Russia 1916

Today we kept declaring war on Ottoman Empire and kept losing! We lost so many troops, Russia’s troops are not strong so they did not help much even though we moved 3,000 into R2 and R4. We had to do that because they won the ottoman empire and they could have got into Russia and took the whole thing. We received great losses. Our allies assisted us in the assault but we still fell short. Over 7,000,000 young men lost their lives in the attempt to take the Ottoman Empire and reclaim our land from Germany. It may be in our best interest to protect our land and stay away from combat for awhile. Enough Russian lives have been lost. It’s time for our allies to get involved and start putting an end to the central powers’s anarchy.

Russia P5 1917

The Central Powers made an attack on Italy. Reinforcements from France and Great Britain came in their time of need. Italy was held and the Allies were victorious! This was a big turning point for us and our allies in this war. Germany attacked Belgium later that year and we were defeated. Germany took control of Belgium and then attacked France. Even with a lot of reinforcements France was still defeated. The German Army was to strong. Troops from the United States and Great Britain were transported to another area of France to prepare for an attack. We build up troops in an effort to defend the land we still controlled.

Russia P5 1918

Austria-Hungry have attacked a part of Italy. Great Britain came to their aid bringing troops from their navy. We successfully defended Italy. Great Britain then made an attack on the Ottoman Empire. They were victorious as well! the Ottoman Empire was no match for Great Britain’s vast army. The Dardanelles straight was finally taken. Our allies can now bring us supplies through it. Our soldiers are better equipped now. The United States and Great Britain made one final push back towards Germany! We were victorious and took back the rest of France. Germany is in their downfall now. With the United States, Great Britain and France, the Allies could defeat all of Germany and Austria-Hungry. We could reclaim the Balkans and help our allies in Serbia.

World War I Simulation Student Journal US 5

World War I Simulation

United States 5 1914
We just got a telegraph from Great Britain. It appears that Serbia assassinated Austria Hungary. Tensions are high because we anticipate that Austria Hungary is going to try to send troops over. We think they are going to go to war with us. Serbia denies any involvement in this. They think this was done by rebels.

United States 5 1915
Our biggest fears came true. Austria Hungary did attack Serbia and sent troops in. It didn’t take Serbia long to fall because they just didn’t have the resources or military to put up much of a defense. Now that Serbia is under Nazi control, we anticipate other country’s becoming involved as well due to alliances. Thankfully we are an ocean away, and the war will be over once France and Great Britain join the defense.

United States 5 1916
France and Italy are now involved in the war along the side of Great Britain. They are mounting an attack to push back the Ottoman Empire and their allies. Belgium and the eastern part of France must hold the line, otherwise we may need to send reinforcements not only of supplies but also in troops. If they fall, we will need to join the war effort to defeat the Central Powers. The future of freedom and democracy is in peril.

United States 5 1917
We have joined the Allies in an effort to stop the Central Powers. They have attacked Belgium with 7000 troops and Belgium is now under their control. Romania and Russia have mounted a strong defense after Germany attacked on that front as well. After much discussion with our Allied partners, it was decided that France and Italy would mount a counter attack on Austria Hungary. We moved 500 of our troops into France, but our territories continue to be taken and our armies are dwindling. Germany continues to attack France and no matter how many troops we and our Allied partners send, we continue to lose ground. This update just came in – We have lost France. Lord help us……..

United States 5 1918
As of now we have moved all of our troops to France, however, this seems to be a lost cause. We continue to lose territory due to Germany’s repeated attacks in France. Great Britain has also moved their troops to France but they had no better luck than we did. We declared war in F1 territory but those German bastards used poison gas and we lost everyone. Our hope was that Russia would attack them through Bulgaria and we would take back over the eastern territory. We have only

been able to recover Germany, but the Central Powers were victorious in holding their ground and we have lost the war. This isn’t over……..

World War I Simulation Student Journal Russia 5

World War One Simulation

Russia P5 1913

We as a country made several alliances, along with mobilizing our troops. With these new alliances, we as a country believe we can win this war. We will stop German and Austrian expansion to the east. We will begin our attack in the south and our first goal will be to take the Ottoman Empire. With our vast numbers of troops they will be no match for the Russian Army!!!!

Russia P5 1914

We have made an attack on Bulgaria as we had reason to believe they were siding with the Central Powers. Serbia assisted us in the assault. It seems as we were correct as the Ottoman Empire came to aid Bulgaria in their defense. We were out numbered, and the battle was lost. We did manage to spread some of the Ottoman Empires troops. Making their southeastern borders more vulnerable. Our allies have begun to move troops to Belgium. We must hold Belgium from the Germans. The Ardennes forest will help France defend themselves from Germany. As long as allied troops are in Belgium France will be protected. Germany declared war against us. They have attacked and destroyed a part of our navy. They will pay for this treacherous act!!!!

Russia P5 1915

The Germans have made another attack against Mother Russia. They have taken our most western region. This will not go unanswered. We will attack the Germans and reclaim what is ours! We have moved 3,00,000 troops towards our Western boarders. We will retake and conquer the Germans! We have also moved our troops towards our southern borders. Making a move on the Ottoman Empire. They have increased their number of troops around our borders. This is seen as a threat and will not go without action. We will attack the Ottoman Empire. Taking them will allow more access to the sea. We need the Dardanelles Straight in order for our allies to provide us with supplies!

Russia P5 1916

We fell short in our assault against the Ottoman Empire. We received great losses. Our allies assisted us in the assault but we still fell short. Over 7,000,000 young men lost their lives in the attempt to take the Ottoman Empire and reclaim our land from Germany. It may be in our best interest to protect our land and stay away from combat for awhile. Enough Russian lives have been lost. It’s time for our allies to get involved and start putting an end to the central powers’s anarchy.

Russia P5 1917

The Central Powers made an attack on Italy. Reinforcements from France and Great Britain came in their time of need. Italy was held and the Allies were victorious! This was a big turning point for us and our allies in this war. Germany attacked Belgium later that year and we were defeated. Germany took control of Belgium and then attacked France. Even with a lot of reinforcements France was still defeated. The German Army was to strong. Troops from the United States and Great Britain were transported to another area of France to prepare for an attack. We build up troops in an effort to defend the land we still controlled.

Russia P5 1918

Austria-Hungry have attacked a part of Italy. Great Britain came to their aid bringing troops from their navy. We successfully defended Italy. Great Britain then made an attack on the Ottoman Empire. They were victorious as well! the Ottoman Empire was no match for Great Britain’s vast army. The Dardanelles straight was finally taken. Our allies can now bring us supplies through it. Our soldiers are better equipped now. The United States and Great Britain made one final push back towards Germany! We were victorious and took back the rest of France. Germany is in their downfall now. With the United States, Great Britain and France, the Allies could defeat all of Germany and Austria-Hungry. We could reclaim the Balkans and help our allies in Serbia.

World War I Simulation Student Journal Italy 5

World War I Simulation

Italy 13, 1913

This year we decided to not mobilize. The reason that we chose this is because we wanted to not have to fight for either side or be put in a situation were we needed to. Both sides at this point are trying to recruit us to there side and so we can ensure that they will not be attacking us and we are protected and so we strategically don’t need to or have to mobilize a this point in time.

Italy 14, 1914

This year we had to remain neutral. It was clear that both sides wanted to be in an alliance with us still. We decided to portray that we were just completely neutral so that we wouldn’t be attacked. We did know that we needed to make a secret alliance with France and the allies when 1915 rolled around, but we didn’t want to stir the dust until we had to. We did strategically talk to France though to make sure that they were willing to do that with us.

Italy 15, 1915

This year we decided that it was in our best interest to strategically make alliances with all of the all of the allies countries including the alliance that we needed with France. Great Britans country of Egypt got attacked and so we decided to let Great Britain take some of our troops on there amazing navy to help defend that. Doing a favor for Great Britain is strategic and can help us in the future if we get attacked also. It was also to show the other allies forces a definite action that Italy was on there side for sure.

Italy 16, 1916

Today we got attacked by Austria Hungry. They sent 5000 troops at us. France came to our rescue thank goodness and we also strategically decided to pull out of Egypt to defend the homeland and then to also move troops from f2 to f1 to also defend. Allies were victorious but we were weakened. We are planning to see how we can capture A1 and A2 for our objectives. We think that if we just wait a little bit longer the other people fighting with us will help knock the enemies troops making it easier. Russia is attacking and because we all have to work together with the alliance, we decided to send the 118/ of our 128 to help them. this is smart so then France said that they would send some of there troops down to help us and then we will have more troops to be able to get the A1 and A2 that we need. I am very nervous only being left with 10 troops there, but France has agreed to move 282 troops there now incase we get attacked.

Italy 17, 1917

Today Italy was in a time of no action. We were severely injured by previous attacks and failed attempts at helping other countries get land. Our troop numbers were nearly nonexistent and during this time we only had French troops to protect our country. Our plan is to wait it out until we get more troops the next day and then try to get our objectives then.

Italy 18, 1918

Today I attempted to get my objective by sending my remaining 810 troops from I1 to I2 to try to take the land and reach my objective of getting Trieste in Austria Hungary. Even though it was a good effort, the central powers were able to still keep it because of there alliances helping them, I then took my navy to help take back Serbia for the Allies and that attempt was victorious. We also then helped defend Greece. The central powers decided to attack my I1 to take my capital but we got reinforcements from Great Britain and France to be able to keep it. They did sadly take over I2 though.

World War I Simulation Student Journal: Great Britain

World War I Simulation

Great Britain 6 1913

  We have been hearing of a war coming so Great Britain needs to prepare. We are preparing to fight the battles so we can take over countries. We are allied with France, Russia, Japan, and Portugal. Our main objective for the first war is that we need to keep our original country. This means that we can’t let anyone attack our country and if they do then we need to make sure that they can’t take it over. Our navy is very big and our ranking is a 10. Our army isn’t as strong as our navy, with our ranking being 7. By the end of 1913, we cleared our first objective and the Central Powers did not take over Great Britain. Hopefully by the end of the simulation, we will not have anyone take over our country.

Great Britain 5 1914

  In 1914, Serbia and Russia tried to take over Bulgaria but the Allies (Serbia and Russia) lost to the Central Powers. Also Serbia killed the Arch Duke which started all of the disputes and wars during this time. In Great Britain, we decided that we were going to lay low and try to not get on anyones bad side. Our strategy for the next couple years is that we will start to take over things that we need so that we could get our objectives done. During these few years, no one declared war on us and we still had our original country so we were in good shape. With the Arch Duke being killed, Great Britain decided to stay out of the drama and away from the different countries and not get into it so that we couldn’t become a target in the end.

Great Britain 5 1915

  In 1915, The Central Powers decided to take a part of Russia away from the Allies. Germany was the country that decided to take away one decent sized part of Russia. Now that we had one less area, we had to try to fight back. Germany also decided to sink the Lusitania ship so that there was no boat in the oceans. The Allies did not want to start another war because of how strong the Germany army is. We weren’t quite sure how high their ranking was but we didn’t want to start any wars where we could lose more things.

Great Britain 5 1916

  In 1916, the Allied forces attempted to take the Dardanelles Strait, but we lost, due to the Central Powers strength. The Ottoman Empire decided to fight back against the Allies and won. As soon as they could, Portugal and the United States joined with us because we persuaded them to be on the Allied Forces. We figured that if we could get a couple more countries to join us, then we would have a stronger force. It was hard for the Allies because a lot of our countries were being taken over by the Central Powers. In order for us to fight back we needed to start a war or multiple wars to gain them back.

Great Britain 5 1917

  In 1917, there was a huge fight in Belgium. Germany took F1 of France, Austria-Hungary took Serbia and Romania over. Great Britain couldn’t fight back because the German troops are too strong of an army.

Great Britain 5 1918

  In 1918, Great Britain combined our entire army and navy together and sent 1,844 troops to French North Africa. After that happened, Greece took back Serbia, but then Germany took back Serbia. In the United States, Germany, and Great Britain joined forces and took back France. Great Britain saved Italy with our troops because they couldn’t fight back. After Italy was under recovery, Great Britain went to the Ottoman Empire and decided to take the Dardanelles Strait because we needed it for our objectives. At the end of the simulation, we passed all of our objectives and didn’t get our country taken over.