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WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Ottoman Empire 5

Ottoman Empire 1913

I made an alliance with Austria-Hungry. I made plans with Germany and Austria-Hungry to attack the R4 region of Russia. I am thinking about making a public alliance with Russia so that they are hopefully, less likely to expect an attack from me. I have made a verbal agreement with germany that they will give me the Crimean peninsula as a thank you for my help in R4. I plan to create a written agreement of this and have them sign it before I go to war with Russia.

Ottoman Empire 1914

Things so far have not gone as plan. With that said, it’s kind of a good thing. I did not attack R4 because I did not have enough troops and would have lost. The good thing about this is I have all my troops and the peninsula because of how I wrote the document between Germany and I. They were successful in taking over R3 and I have the peninsula back. As a result of this I was able to get some of my original land back without having any bloodshed.
I’m going to convince Bulgaria and Austria-Hungry to attack Romania and then take over the weak Bulgaria and Romania. If Bulgaria refuses I will convince Austria-Hungry to attack Romania and just take the two over.
I’ve noticed that Austria tends to do whatever Germany tells them to so I think I might try to convince Germany to tell Austria to do what I want.
Not sure I can trust Russia though so I plan to wait it out attacking anything to see what Russia does. If they move more troops down into R4 then I will send in reinforcements to O2.
Austria Hungry needs to move more troops into A2.
Even though I did not see Italy make an alliance with anybody else I do not trust them. Italy is shifty and if not taken care of they may betray us and let france into Austria-Hungry. Italy must be eliminated before that happens.

Ottoman Empire 1915

So this did not go as planned. Plans changed and I was not able to take over Bulgaria and Romania. Bulgaria has proved to be a better ally and it sounds like Romania may start to help us. I lost O2 and was pretty upset by it. Not sure if I should take it back or just wait for the fight to come to me. If I try to hard to get it back and lose than I will have lost all of my land and be terminated. If I wait they might bring enough soldiers to kill me. France’s army is in O2 after the downfall of Russia and Great Britain’s navy is right next to O2. France’s Navy is right next to O1. No matter what I feel like I am screwed and France has been telling people how they are going to take me over. I need get Italy to go to war with France so that I can trust them and it will ease the tension from my territory.
Until Italy goes to war with France I won’t trust them. I am certain they are going to betray the Central powers and allow France into Austria-Hungry. I need Austria-Hungry to help me get my land back.I think I may make a deal with them that if they help me get my land back that I will do everything I can to help in Serbia.
Things are not looking good for me. Constant threats from France and Germany and I don’t trust those shifty Italians.

I’m starting to trust those shifty italians lately. It sounds like they are going to attack France. I’m not sure if this is the truth yet though. I’ll be finding out in a couple hours. As of right now, I still don’t trust those greaseballs.

Ottoman Empire 1916

I hate those dirty greaseball wop italians. They betrayed us right away. I lashed out by yelling out “you wop! you greaseballs!” or something like that. Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, and Romania attacked Serbia. Romania moved all of their troops into Serbia so I have now moved troops into Bulgaria and I plan to take over Romania tomorrow. None of us trust Romania so it is for the best. I’m pretty angry at Italy though. If possible I definitely want to take them out. So far I have made no moves to regain O2 I plan to wait till later to see if France will Attack me. If not then I will do whatever I can to regain it in the later turns that way it doesn’t fall back to them. The main summary though is definitely hate Italy. Those greasy wops.

Ottoman Empire 1917

All I have to say is, I’m still hanging in there. France and Great Britain are completely focused on Germany. As a result of their focus France has left O2 and there is now no one there. I am going to get it back tomorrow and I am going to keep it. Once I have retained O2 I am going to attack Greece and move more troops into Bulgaria and Serbia. I took over Romania and he was not very happy. My plan worked well and he kept saying “I wasn’t going to betray you!” so i just responded by saying I don’t care. I have done some math to calculate weather or Germany can beat France. I found that if they send in 2250 troops that they will beat the 3321 in France. That is only as long as France does not get any help from Britain. The downfall of this is that they are completely left open. I think it would be best to do this to eliminate France from the war. The biggest threat will then be how much help the Americans will be. If they invade France they will be left open to Great Britain and the US. Part of me thinks it would be a good idea to take over Egypt, Libya, and French North Africa. They are weak and it is unlikely that the one track minded allies will fight for them considering how focused they are on Germany and Austria. I honestly don’t know if I even care about Germany and Austria any more. I just care about my territory and gaining more land for me. Austria is way too sensitive and I don’t know about Germany. Austria just can absolutely not let things go. She is much too angry and will probably not react well to losing and saying it is unfair (It wouldn’t happen though if those greasy, shifty Italians hadn’t betrayed us) I for one don’t care if the rest of the central powers lose because as long as I get my land back and expand I will be happy. I think I’ll keep my troops out of Serbia simply because I don’t want to take the hit from their attack. Bulgaria has done barely anything so they can take the hit.

Ottoman Empire 1918

There was not a clear winner but I feel as if I came out on top. I attacked Greece and failed once the Italians showed up though. I regained O2 then moved on to conquer Egypt. Austria and Germany lost a lot of troops and it was over before France and GB could attack Germany again. Overall I’m pretty happy with everything that happened. Gained land and ended with all of my other land.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Italy 5

Italy 5 1913

Right now, I stand in more twisted alliance then any of these countries had before the Great War. I have the allegiance of both the Central Powers (Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire) in addition to the alliance of the two of the Allied powers (Russia and Great Britain). Per the suggestion of my intelligence bureau, I am also going to attempt to make an official alliance with France to help me in my goals. All of these are secret. So naturally, all hell will break loose when I make my intentions.

I intend to keep my alliance with the Allies. It aligns with my goals of reclaiming our former land disputed by the Austrians. While Russian and Britain will be excellent help in taking on the Austrians, I want to gain the alliance of French, my closest neighbor and the closest Allied nation to the area of Austria-Hungary I need to reclaim. So I hope to communicate with them soon so they have my back against the A-H. My seaboard is protected by Britain right now

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Bulgaria 5

Bulgaria 5 1913

Today Bulgaria allied with Germany and Austria- Hungary. The thoughts going through this were allying with them while they take over territories of Russia and invade them. At this time I have decided to not get to involved until I can officially  announce my alliance with the two countries. I have not done any movement with troops because I stand at 0 with mobility  at this time because I believe Bulgaria hasn’t officially come into Wold War 1. My plans are to stay neutral until 1916, as that it one of my objectives I am to complete. My plans are then too go after Greece, Montenegro, and Serbia to take back some of my original territory. I am still undecided on how to get my original territory back from Ottoman Empire because Germany and Austria-Hungary are also allied with them.
Bulgaria 5 1914
Today Bulgaria layer low out of the war just observing what is going on around it. Germany had taken over part of Russia, and Austria and Bulgaria are planning there attack on Serbia. We are unsure on how were going to do it though. Bulgaria will be ready at any moment after 1915 to attack and be prepared when attacked.

Bulgaria 5 1915
Bulgaria just recently announced their alliance with Austria- Hungary. With the public alliance it turns Bulgaria into a central power. Being a central power we are getting closer and closer to being able to attack Serbia. There was a little problem though when France moved some of their troops into Serbia to protect them from war. We have decided to get help from Germany as well so we will have even more troops. After we hopefully defeat serbia I plan to ask help from other countries to help with Greece to regain my original territory there as well.

Bulgaria 5 1916
Today was a good day for Bulgaria. They attacked Serbia with Romania, germany, and Austria- Hungary. They were successful, and Bulgaria decided to keep there troops in Serbia to keep control of that area. Bulgaria also plans on attacking Greece when we get control of the area around us. I will fail in taking back my region from the Ottoman Empire because they are much bigger with more troops and a higher rating so I wold lose all of my troops. I also let Ottoman move soldiers into my land as they plan on attacking Romania and taking them over before they betray us and take back R3. Although I am not allied with Ottoman or Romania I will help Ottoman because I am allied with germany and Austria which are allied with Ottoman. I am also a central power and should honor the other central powers. I do not trust Romania either because of the alliance sheet he ripped up the first day.

Bulgaria 5 1917
Today Bulgaria layer back a little as well. In the beginning of class Bulgaria let Ottoman Empire pass through the land so they could go and attack Romania. That was a success for Ottoman. The central powers agreed with Ottomans actions because we feared he was going to turn on us. That was exactly his plans, he came over to the central powers so he could get information from us on what our plans were. At this point with only one more day I do believe Bulgaria will not be able to complete two objectives due to small amount of troops and small ratings. I would try but I am 100% sure I would fail without help. I would not get help because everything up in Germany and Austria are way to hectic to come down and help without getting taken over. Central powers also discussed taking over France while they lost many troops and have moved them out. They plan on taking they’re troops from Belgium and attacking. I moved my soldiers back to Bulgaria but decided to move back to Serbia so we don’t lose control of that area. So we moved them back and mobilized so we had more troops back in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria 6 1918
Bulgaria had a good ending with the central powers. Bulgaria tried attacking Greece with Ottoman empire I took in 200 troops while Ottoman took in 300 troops. We would have defeated them but unfortunately France came in with some troops and won the battle in Greece. As it was the last day the central powers i believe won, barely but still won. Bulgaria succeeded with most of it’s objectives but about one. The one objective was to regain area from Ottoman empire but the would have lost me it all.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: France 5

France 5 1913
Today we mobilized our troops for our country, France. We did this because it seemed to be a trend in our class so we didn’t want to be the one behind with not enough troops as everyone else. We have made a lot of allies so far even before the war has actually started. We allied publicly with Great Britain and Russia. They are definitely on our side in this war. We also have other secret alliances that will help us to complete our objectives hopefully.

France 5 1914
Today is the first year of the war. As I’m thinking about my objectives Russia got taken over. Russia is an ally with me and one of my objectives is to honor our alliance, but there was nothing I could do to help him. The music in the background makes it seem so much more intense. I love it! My next plan is to go through the Ardennes Forest and to attack Germany. I just want to take some of the pressure off of Russia, and also try and accomplish one of my objectives. That is to get back two territories from Germany. I’ve noticed that Germany is going to be very hard to defeat because of its very high rating. In the future this might cause France to have some hardships.

France 5 1915
Today was a bad day for the allies. We lost the biggest country we have, Russia. I was helping them get o2 from the Ottoman Empire, which we succeeded in doing. But then right after Germany went for Russia’s R——- but there was nothing we could do because we didn’t have the Dardanelles’ straight so they got it. This is a big blow to France because our future plans were to capture all of the ottoman empire with Russia. Tomorrow I’m not sure what my plans are to be so I am going to have to talk to my Allies and figure out a plan because we are not going down without a fight. I know that Italy is possibly wanting to ally with the allies so that we can move troops through there to attack Austria Hungary and eventually Germany. I’m hoping they ally with us because this is what we need to possibly still have a chance at winning the war.

France 5 1916
Today some major things happened. Belgium was attacked by Germany. This means Germany has a straight shot for France. I’m hoping they don’t take that root to us. I tried to save Belgium with my troops but was unsuccessful because of there really good army rating. So, I failed at this objective to keen belgium neutral, but I tried to save them. Also, Serbia was attacked and taken over! Montenegro is still a part of the allies though. But I didn’t know this was going to happen before this happened so I only had around 600 troops in Serbia. I wanted to defend Serbia the best I could because they are connected to montenegro and I am allied with them, and one of my objectives is to keep my alliance with montenegro. I was unsuccessful in keeping Serbia, but they didn’t take Montenegro. When we move from Italy to Austria Hungary I am hoping to regain Serbia back while also taking other countries in the process. We are planning to work together to sweep across the map from italy taking the countries as we go. Britain, Italy and us are all going to have to work together because of Germany’s high military rating. America is going to attack from the top of Germany so it is almost like a two front war. We’re hoping this pressure will cause Germany and Austria Hungary to crumble.

France 5 1917
Today was a good day for the allies. We started off with ally war. We didn’t do any of that so we moved on to movement. To conquer one of my objectives I decided to ally with Italy to start going through Austria Hungary to get to G2. I need this to conquer back my territories that Germany took from me. Italy and I got A2 today! We had to settle with A2 instead of A1 because A2 could help A1 if attacked but A1 couldn’t help A2 if attacked. So the better strategy for right now would be to just take A2. The allies are slowly gaining. We tried to also take G1 today but were unsuccessful. We tried to go around Belgium with ships but it just wasn’t enough troops to take on Germany’s really good army. Tomorrow we has some plans though too. It will be the last day of the war. We are starting off with movement. We may be victorious this time because America gets 2,000 troops tomorrow. After that we are attacking G1 again! The reason we want to get G1 is so Germany can’t mobilize anymore that way they don’t have reenforcements. This is the only way we can win because Germany has such a high rating! We are accomplishing an objective again because we are keeping our alliance with Great Britain and honoring it by helping them get Germany with our ships. Another way we are accomplishing our objectives today is we had a part in keeping Montenegro safe from the Central Powers. I was no where around Montenegro to help them, but I did play a part in convincing Italy to use one of their navies to help Montenegro. Italy and Montenegro came out victorious!

France 5 1918
This was the final year of the war. It didn’t come out looking good for the allies even though I tried everything I could think of to defeat the Central Powers. Even though I failed at getting my two territories back I definitely tried to get them. Since I could only send 1000 through the forest it limited me to what I could do. So, each turn I would send 400 in  G2 so that my allies could try to get G1 so that I could eventually get G2 next. I sent them into G2 so that the G2 troops couldn’t help the G1 troops in defeating America and Britain. I was also working with Italy to take A1 next since we got A2 the day before. Germany then attacked me through the forest and so did Belgium. I ended up coming out victorious because Britain sent a lot of troops to me to help me. After that Germany had no troops in G2! I could have taken it so easily if I just would have had a little more time. They only had about 400 troops left. We could’ve had all of Germany. We were so close! I also had plans to go through Italy to get all the small countries like Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania back.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: United States 5


Today I just sat back and let everyone do there thing. I am trying to think of ways to get my troops to europe when I get them.  I was thinking that I could use Great Britain’s (Logan) fleet to help get them across the pond, but I talked to Logan and he said he could send what he had that was not engaged already. Now for the next couple days I will just let Europe start tearing themselves apart and I am just going to watch.

Today I watched Europe tear themselves apart. I really didn’t do a whole lot. I stayed neutral and I talked with both sides.  As this goes on it is making me really mad that I can’t do anything!

This year was full of a bunch of shit but I couldn’t join in the fight because that would go against my objectives. I have made deals to get France and Great Britian’s  navy to be in america by the end of 1916. I can not wait until I can join this thing because all of the allies are looking to GB’s leader to come up with a scheme and this certain leader is clueless. Once I join the war it will be “I’m america now do what I say and we will win!” For goodness sake this is war you do not pass on a time to take out another area just because you don’t want to yet!

This year I just made sure my plan would work for getting all of my people over to europe. I plan to send everyone strait for G1 and A1 right away tomorrow. I want to just bull rush them and hopefully win and if not try again.

I finally joined the war and I did the plan and I lost. I can’t believe that I outnumbered them by that much and still lost. I really think I should’ve done the math. I plan to do the exact same thing tomorrow and pray it works. If I decide to change plans i may take over russia because there are like no troops there.

I sent everyone strait for G1 just like I had planned and I lost all of my troops.  I really should’ve done the math to find out I could’ve even one but I didn’t. I really just didn’t care if I lost everyone though because if I cut Germany’s army down like I did then I thought that great Britain would send everyone to to G1 and take out everyone who was left, but they didn’t do that. I held up my side of the plan but Great Britain didn’t hold up there side of it. I really think if they would’ve hit Germany right after me we could’ve beat Germany at least.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Japan and Romania 5

Countries: Romania & Japan. Period: 5. Year:1913

Romania: I must stay neutral until 1916, BUT I have currently started to talk to Russia for protection. I have reason to believe that Bulgaria has a made a secret alliance with the Ottoman Empire. The reasoning behind this is as follows. I think the Ottoman empire is going to travel through Bulgaria to capture Romania and possibly Greece and eventually Russia. BUT I have a plan, I did not mobilize today for some reasons. Reason number one is that I want evoke Ottoman empire to come after me and and I want them to THINK that I will not put up much of a fight. Tomorrow I will mobilize and get Russia to take on A3, heck I might do it myself, (That won’t take long) then if the Ottoman empire will do what I think they will do they will have boots on deck in Bulgaria. And while they are moving troops, I will try and get Russian troops moving through A3 into Serbia and eventually invading Bulgaria to where we can take on the Ottoman empire on their own turf.

Japan: There is not much to do, in the next couple days I will take back the German Colonies in Asia. I am hoping I will get Great Britain to help my navy choke out Bulgaria with the help of Serbia. My navy will sit in the Black Sea Zone off the coast of Bulgaria while part of Great Britain’s navy will sit in the Aegean Sea Zone off the coast of Bulgaria to discourage the Germany’s U-boats from moving in and helping the Ottoman empire out. While Romania’s troops take out Bulgaria. I am really counting on Russia to take on the Ottoman Empire out, if they don’t, every plan I have made, will go up in smoke.

Countries: Romania & Japan. Period: 5. Year:1914
Romania: I mobilized today, I went from 290 troops to 590 troops, that shocked me at first. But hey, more the merrier. Alright down to business, Russia was attacked (R3). I could not do anything because I have to stay neutral till 1916. I am terrified that I will be attacked before then. I have one more year to go till I can do anything. In the meantime I plan on making a fake alliance with Austria-Hungary so I won’t be attacked. But when 1916 comes around, I’m gonna lay the hammer down and anyone who messes with me will perish. I am reluctant to take over A3, If I do Germany may move 600 troops into A3 and take out my whole force. I think it is a good idea to just stay put for awhile.

Japan: There is still not much to do here. Russia was attacked by the Central powers and Russia lost R3. Tomorrow I will be taking back German colonies in Asia. I had moved my Navy into Dardanelles Straight in attempt to discourage anyone to help the Ottoman Empire move troops. But in reality I have the worst navy, but I still walk around like I own the place. That could get me into a lot of trouble if I’m not careful. They key to winning a war is; Act like you aint afraid of anyone, have really big countries with really big armies have your back, and walk around like you own the place.

Countries: Romania & Japan. Period: 5. Year:1915
Romania: Russia fell today. The only strong counties left are Ottoman Empire, Germany, and France. I have decided to to ally with The Ottoman empire for one reason, they were closing in and I want my country to stay in this for as long as possible. They have also asked me to take over Serbia. I agreed. But at the last second I am going to attack them as an attempt to defy them, but that will end badly for me. I only hope my counter parts will have the strength to fight them and win this war. So far, nothing has ever gone to plan, but I am determined to get under their skin, and make them mad as humanly possible. On the upside of Russia falling, it will be easier for me to get my land back. Gotta stay optimistic I guess.

Japan: I have not moved from the straight, there is nothing for me to do with my small navy unfortunately. One thing I have done today was get German colonies in Asia taken back. So that’s a plus. Other then that, not much else to talk about.

Countries: Romania & Japan. Period: 5. Year:1916
Romania: Today I got to choose I a side. I am currently allied with Central powers

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Serbia, Montenegro and Greece 5

Period 5

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1913
This year Serbia allied with France and Great Britain, because they are strong Western countries who can really help my country. Eventually I hope to come to a negotiation with Austria-Hungary, and to unite both of the Slavs in each of our country into one. We still have to figure out what we are going to do for sure, but right now there won’t be a war between us. I want a Slavic state, no matter what. Russia announced that if someone wants to attack Serbia, they also are going to being going against Russia. I am glad I allied with the people I did, because they are very trustworthy, and have strong armies, so I think that will help my country be successful. I also mobilized my troops in Serbia for defense, just in case someone goes to war. Greece is going to stay neutral until 1917, and then I hope to eventually convince Germany to become an ally. Greece’s won’t be mobilized, because it is unnecessary. Same with Montenegro, mobilizing troops wouldn’t do anything. France convinced me to become allies with them also, so they will have my countries back, just in case.

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1914
This year there wasn’t much action. I just focused on convincing the allies to start moving their troops to Serbia, because eventually Austria-Hungary is going to attack. Great Britain and France started moving their troops, to help defend me. I plan on them defending my country, so I become stronger and eventually I can get back my land from Austria-Hungary. Greece has to stay neutral until 1917, so there wasn’t very much action going on in Greece. I know last year I wanted to ally with Germany, but now I’m reconsidering that because I don’t really know what would be best yet. I may ally Montenegro with Serbia, but then I’m worried that Montenegro will get taken over. I just have to sit back, and wait a little because before I start making more moves. I’m really depending on my allies to help me, because without them I won’t be very successful.

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1915
This year was a year of waiting and seeing what was going to happen. Great Britain and France’s troops are now in Serbia, waiting to defend. Austria Hungary’s troops are gradually getting closer to Serbia, so I’m thinking there is a war coming soon. I don’t know what is going to happen. Greece is still neutral, I have 2 years to figure out whether I want to become a central power or an ally. I’m thinking I’m going to want to be an ally because I trust them more. I’m worried because Russia is now out of the war, because of a civil war. Russia is allied with Serbia and Greece. I hope Great Britain and France help me out, because I really am going to need them. Montenegro is still standing strong. They are honoring their alliances, and hoping that their alliances honor Montenegro because it is a very little country.

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1916
Serbia got defeated by the central powers this year, but hopefully we will be able to get Serbia back. Great Britain, France, and Montenegro weren’t able to really help me. Great Britain is going to hopefully fight back for Serbia, by taking over A2 and move through there. Eventually I hope to take over A3, too, with the help of my allies because that is my objective. I have to wait and see if Great Britain is successful in taking over A2, and if they are willing to take over A3. Greece is neutral until next year, and then will become part of the allies, and then Greece will help out the allies, and vice versa. I need to get back Macedonia from Bulgaria, so hopefully we will meet the objective of taking it over. The only problem is that Romania, Austria Hungary and Germany all have troops in Serbia, so they have easy access in helping defending Bulgaria.

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1917
Serbia is still part of the Central Powers, but we are gradually moving toward taking over A2 from Austria Hungary. We just have to wait and see where the Central Powers put there troops. Germany tried to take over Montenegro, but with the help of the Italian navy, they were defeated. Therefore, I retained Montenegro’s original territory which is one of my objectives, unless they try to take it over again. Greece became part of the Allied Powers this year, and are no longer neutral, so that objective is met. The only problem is that the Central Powers are moving their troops into Serbia, which means they are probably going to attack Greece. If they take over Greece, hopefully we can get it back, because we will have more territories taken over around that area. We attacked A2 from the Central Powers and we WERE successful! This is very good because that was one of my objectives, so hopefully we keep A2. Now that we have A2, we can get Serbia, and then Bulgaria. That’s only if things go as planned. I really need to get Serbia back, and take Bulgaria, so it’s very important for my allies to help. Next year I’m planning on putting 150 of my 230 troops onto the navy with Italy to help them take over the Ottoman Empire. Although this makes it easier for them to take over Greece, hopefully eventually we can fight back for Greece.

Serbia, Greece, Montenegro 1918
This year was the last year of the war, and it didn’t go as well as I planned and wanted it to. Good things did happen though, I just wanted more to happen. If we would have had a little more time, I know that we would have been a lot more successful. We did not end up getting Serbia back from the Central Powers, my allies focused on getting the bigger countries, instead of the smaller countries. I tried to convince them that we should go for the smaller countries first, and then work towards the bigger countries. I wanted to get back Serbia, and then capture Bulgaria and A3. This didn’t happen because we kept getting attacked by the Central Powers, and we kept defending ourselves, and even though we were successful most of the time, we still lost a lot of troops. We needed a lot of troops to get back Serbia, and then Bulgaria and A3. Like I said before, if we would have had just a little more time, there’s no doubt we couldn’t have figured out a way to recapture Serbia. I do admit, the Central Powers were very skillful. I met my objectives with Montenegro. I kept their original territory, even though they tried to take it away, and I honored my alliances by helping them when they needed it. Greece also met it’s objectives. It remained neutral until 1917, and then became apart of the Allied Powers. The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria tried to take Greece, but with France and Italy’s help, they were defeated.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Austria-Hungary 5

Austria Hungary 5 1913 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:
Allied with Ottoman Empire,            Serbia and Russia pose
Italy, and Bulgaria.                    a great threat, and their
Weary of Ottoman Empire,                ally France
and unsure where
Bulgaria’s head is.

Immediate Plan of Attack:
First, I plan to help Germany and Ottoman Empire attack and take over Russia,
after this Serbia will be cut off from their only ally and will be defenseless.
So, I will work with Bulgaria to take over Serbia, because they attacked
and killed a leader of my country. I have deceived Serbia into thinking
that I would like to negotiate to create peace between our countries, this
is not the case.

I am very fearful that France will get involved with the war in Russia;
however, the Central Powers have allied with Italy so HOPEFULLY
Italy will not let the French through their territory. Bulgaria is allied
with Romania, which is allied with Russia. I am very fearful to
discuss any concrete plans with Bulgaria because I fear they may
be double crossing us. I also fear that Germany will get wrapped
up into a navy battle with Great Britain and will be so distracted
that they will be useless to me.

Additional Thoughts:
I have figured that Russia will immediately go for the Ottoman Empire
United States will most likely ally with the Allies
Serbia has left me without an heir, so I will completely destroy them,
and if Russia tries to get in my way I will take them out as well.
As far as I’m concerned, I have no more options but to go out with
a bang. First, Serbia. Next, THE WORLD.

Austria Hungary 5 1914 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:
No additional alliances                France still poses a great
were made today                    threat, worried about
Serbia taking action

Immediate Plan of Attack:
Central Powers took over one portion of Russia today. I spread my
troops out across my land to deter enemies from attacking.

I am fearful that France and Great Britain will move their troops into
Germany, distracting us from the war with Russia/Serbia. I am
fearful that Bulgaria will turn their back on us. I am fearful that
Serbia is going to attack, hopefully Bulgaria will assist if Serbia
decided to go to war

Additional Thoughts:

Austria Hungary 5 1915 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:
Allied with Romania                Serbia and their ally
to deter allies from                    France pose the
attacking                        greatest threat

Immediate Plan of Attack:
Tomorrow myself, Bulgaria, Romania, and Germany will join forces
to defeat and take over Serbia. Russia fell today so therefore the
only connection Serbia still has is France.

I fear the Italy will not honor our alliance and let France and
Great Britain through their territory to get to Germany. I am
fearful that I will lose the battle against Serbia because they
have French troops on their land.

Additional Thoughts:

Austria Hungary 5 1916 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:
Italy dishonored our                France and Great
alliance today by                    Britain pose a
joining the Allies                    large threat

Immediate Plan of Attack:
No immediate plan of action is planned. I will wait until France and
Great Britain attack on my land

I fear that I will lose the battle against France and Great Britain and
that Serbia will regain the territory they lost today

Additional Thoughts:
I knew Italy would dishonor our alliance from the start, I told Germany
and the rest of the Central Powers that they should be the first country
we take out. I am leery that Serbia will rebel and therefore regain their
territory. I am also leery of Romania as I am not sure they will honor
our alliance as well.

Austria Hungary 5 1917 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:
No additional alliances                France, Italy
were created today                    Great Britain,

Immediate Plan of Attack:
No immediate plan of attack is is place.

I fear that I will be taken over, Germany will fall, and therefore the
Central Powers will lose the war.

Additional Thoughts:
Because of the circumstances, dwindling troops and resources, the
original goal of mine is unreachable and therefore unattainable.
As far as I’m concerned, you can count me out of the war at this
point in time.

Austria Hungary 5 1918 Journal:

Alliances:                        Threats:

Immediate Plan of Attack:
We attempted to retake over some territory lost in previous battles,
and failed each time.


Additional Thoughts:
The Central Powers lost the war, which doesn’t come as much of
a surprise.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Russia 5

Period 5

Russia 1913


War is inevitable at this point. I have publicly announced that I am allied with Serbia, and and attack on them is an attack on Russia. Hopefully this does not come back to haunt me. I have made a secret alliance with Italy, a well needed asset. Italy has convinced the Central powers that he is on their side, giving us inside information. My main goal at this point is to take the Dardanelles Strait, I need it for supplies. Great Britain and Japan are going to assist me in capturing the Dardanelles Strait with their navy’s. Romania will allow me to send troops through it as long as I provide protection. The only problem is Bulgaria, Italy has informed me that they are secretly allied with the Central Powers, this could cause problems, threats may have to be made. The Dardanelles Strait will be mine within the year hopefully, with the help of Great Britain, Japan, and Romania. The Ottoman Empire wants me to publicly make an Alliance with him as well. I know only bad things can come from this, I have led them on and made them think I will be allies with them, but the first chance I get I am attacking, I do not trust him. After the Dardanelles Strait is captured my strategy is to protect Romania and keep the alliance alive, then take A2 from Austria to assist Italy and France with Germany. But first things first, the Dardanelles Strait.

Russia 1914


Germany has successfully taken R3 from me, and taking out more troops than I would like to admit. But my soldiers fought well and took out a considerable amount of German soldiers. Luckily they didn’t attack R2, allowing me to build a defense. As soon as I get my next mobilization I am moving half to defend R2 and half to R4. I plan on invading the Ottoman Empire, and taking the Dardenelles Strait. I know they are afraid of me, because they keep trying to spark up peace treaties and alliances. I have told them that I am for it, but am planning I large scale invasion on him. Hopefully this strategy works. Hopefully when by the time I take O2 Britain will have some of it’s navy carrying troops move in to assist me with O1. I am worried about the 1,000 Austrian-Hungary troops in A3 trying to attack Serbia. Sadly, I cannot send any help or worry about helping until I take the Ottoman Empire. Hopefully my troops defending in R2 will be able to hold back the German and Austrian-Hungary armies, or at least give me enough time for my next mobilization. This war can go anyway at this point. By the time the Allies have the Dardanelles Strait, Romania will be allied with us, allowing me and the remaining (if any) Great Britain army he sent to assist me to move through it and attack from 3 different angles. Then Italy will be allied with us, allowing Great Britain and France to move through that as well. Allowing us to bypass the Ardennes Forest. I hope the Central Powers do nothing crazy to throw our strategy off.

Russia 1915


Well…The mighty Russians have fallen into a civil war. I became so focused on the Ottoman Empire and the Dardanelles Strait, that I neglected keeping troops in my capital. It was a foolish mistake. I hoped my troops in R2 would be able to defend that point long enough until my mobilization came the next year and then I could heavily fortify that position. I didn’t need that many troops to go down into the Ottoman Empire…I just want to make sure that I would not lose. Hopefully the Allies will be able to come back and win this war without me. I know that with the help of Italy and Romania the odds will hopefully turn in their favour. I did what I could, but Germany wanted blood and there was nothing I could do to stop it after I moved so many troops down to the Ottoman Empire. It was a foolish mistake that will hopefully not cost us the war. I have faith in the Allies, but right now my main focus is the civil war. I hope that we can at least take the Ottoman Empire, and my destruction was not for nothing. Russia has surrenderred.

Russia 1916


The Russian civil war still rages on as the war outside our borders continues as well. I know that if we lose this war it will be my fault, but sadly the civil war must come first. The US has informed me of the allied strategy, and it just might work. I just wish I could be involved in it. The US is going to move in all of their troops, and fake out the Germans to move out of their capital, then when the time is right, they will move their troops and Great Britain’s and France’s troops and take the capital, removing the Germans from the war. When the time is right, Romania will double cross them, helping attack from the bottom part of Europe. Hopefully destroying Bulgaria, or taking back Serbia. This whole strategy would work much better if I was in the war, because of my mistake we might lose. But the past is the past and I and the rest of the Allies must move forward.

Russia 1917


Russia is still in a civil war, and the war still goes on outside. The U.S. has joined the war with the Allies, a potential tide changer. Moving in large numbers of troops and doing a good job with it. Sadly, I am not in the know as much as I used to be, which frankly I have no reason to be involved as much as I was before. All I can do now is talk about my strategy and how it almost worked. I was hoping my troops in R2 could hold long enough for my mobilization to kick in. Then I would go in defense mode. While my troops and France/GB troops helped me take out the Ottoman Empire. I just didn’t spread my troops out well enough. The strategy was there, just not executed well on my part. All I can do now is regret the mistakes I have made.

Russia 1918


Today marks the end of the bloody cruel war. It did not go without Russia still making it’s way in to assist the fight. Italy’s President went M.I.A. And I was asked to take charge. I did just that. I also was more careful with the troops I was provided, never leaving gaps open. We had a strategy all worked out. The U.S. sent many of it’s troops down to attack Germany’s capital, crippling their armies. France GB and myself were going to send troops from A2, I1 and attack A1, taking out Austrian-Hungary’s capital. While France, GB, and the US sent troops to take out Germany’s capital, it was a plan that I have confidence in that would have worked. Sadly, the clock was not with us, as we ran out of time just as we were about ready to launch our invasion, and turn the tides of this war for once in our favor. This whole war would have been much easier if I, Russia was still in it, but my mistakes haunt me. Maybe this war would have looked much different if I were still in it. But still, we gave it our all in the end, and you could see the tides start to change.

WW1 Lesson Plan Journal: Great Britain 3

Period 3

Great Britain 1914 (Friday)
Significant events – Ottoman Empire takes Bulgaria, Germany and Austria-Hungary take part of Russia
Strategies/plans – I (Great Britain) need to declare war on Germany so I can take out their navy. I also need to start moving other parts of my navy towards the Ottoman Empire to secure the Dardanelles Strait.
Thoughts – An alliance with the US would be good to agree to.

Period 3

Great Britain 1915 (Tuesday)
Significant events – Great Britain destroys German navy, Great Britain moves troops and navy to North Africa region, Italy joins the allies, France moves troops into Belgium and Italy
Strategies/plans – I need to declare war on the Ottoman Empire so I can secure the Dardanelles Strait for Russia. I also need to help out the smaller allied countries because they are getting taken over fast.
Thoughts – Perhaps I could attack the Ottoman Empire from the back side by getting troops in Egypt.

Period 3

Great Britain 1916 (Wednesday)
Significant events – Austria-Hungary takes Serbia/Montenegro and Romania, Great Britain and France attack the Ottoman Empire, Ottoman Empire moves troops back from Bulgaria
Strategies/plans – I need to make a final blow to the Ottoman Empire and take them over tomorrow, because Russia needs help badly. I also need to ally myself with the US and Portugal to achieve some of my objectives.
Thoughts – It might be a good idea to move French troops with my navy.

Period 3

Great Britain 1917 (Thursday)
Significant events – Austria-Hungary takes Greece, Great Britain and France take the Ottoman Empire, US joins the allies
Strategies/plans – I need to bring my navy back to Great Britain and move as many troops as I can into France or Belgium, possibly using the US navy if I don