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World War II Simulation Student Journal: Japan

Japan 8, 1938

As the foreign minister of Japan, I am very eager for the start of World War Two. While talking with my president and the other axis powers, I believe our plans are strong enough to pull off this fight. Looking at our ratings, our natural resources seem to be our big focus for Japan to be able to succeed in this war. Looking at our summary, gaining more resources will make us much more aggressive and powerful in battle. We will start off the war by attacking as many countries as we can, in order for us to achieve our objectives, as well as gain more resources. We plan on this to bring fear among the people of the countries. This will put them in a hard spot for decisions to be made.We will then plan on moving troops to help defend our axis powers. We believe that this will help give our axis the backup if they need it. While talking to my president, we have come to the conclusion that we will need to be very cautious with our decisions, in order to stay alive. We plan on staying very close to our axises in hope of achieving more, as well as gaining more. Looking at the United States, we are fearful of the amount of natural resources they hold at this time especially because they could backfire on us. Looking at the time right now, it is going to be a tough couple of years, but we believe that we hold the strength to succeed in this war. 

Japan 8, 1939

It is no secret, the start of the war brought upon a lot of tense and rush between the axis powers. While meeting at the beginning of class we have come up with good battle plans that will hopefully lead to success in this war. Talking with my president, we believe our biggest goal right now is to work on conquering China. This will help lead us to achieve our objectives which we are working towards. Japan was victorious in all of our battles today, which helped us tremendously. Our strengths from being victorious lead to Japan gaining more coal and iron which was very much needed. We are fearing tensions arising from the United States because they are threatening to cut off their supply with us. We are beginning to think that this could eventually ruin us because that is our main go to source for resources. We are trying to come up with a plan to maneuver around this, so it doesn’t destroy us. Hearing the allied powers today, it seems to be that they are coming up with some good strategies. This puts us axis power in a tough situation, because we have to always have backup plans ready in order to win over them. In fact we lost the war to the allied power, which we were not expecting. My president and myself have been brainstorming some plans and actions that will hopefully get us back up again. We plan on attacking more of China to gain our objective, and we also plan on moving troops. This will hopefully allow us to take all of China over. It is not going to be an easy ride, but I have faith that my President and I will make the best possible choices for our country. We will see you tomorrow!

Japan 8, 1940

Hello, the forign minister of Japan is speaking. Wow things are really starting to feel and get real here. Countries are beginning to get very intense, and we are all scrambling to make the best decisions for our countries. As of right now, Japan is standing at a good spot, and we are making great progress. We are gaining more natural resources which is a necessity. Our plan is to continue our journey of expanding west, and we will keep doing this until we have conquered all of China, and most importantly Asia. Today we were able to conquer South China and we were planning on going for Northwest China, but that plan didn’t succeed. With the fear of the United States still, they got in the way of this plan. We have come to the conclusion that they are becoming very powerful to us and threatening us to not give us oil anymore. Listening to my President, this can not happen to us because we need all the oil we can get. Meeting with the rest of the axis powers, we have made sure to come up with a strong plan for what to do to stop them from controlling us. We will continue our plans as the years go on, but for now we plan on keeping Japan out of conflict. As the foriegn minister of Japan, I will continue to keep working with my president and axis powers to make sure we get the best overall outcome. I have nothing but faith in all of us to make the right decisions and pull off this win. We will see what tomorrow brings for us!

Japan 1941

1941 started off with a powerful rush of stress between the allied power and axis powers. As the Foriegn minister I am trying my best to keep Japan under complete control with the help from my President. Today our main focus was to complete some of our objectives, so we tried to attack as much as we could. One of our significant attacks was with the United States. Our strategy that came with this battle was to only send 100 troops. This allowed for us to meet our objective without risking a great amount of our troops. With this great strategy, we were able to come out with a victorious axis power. Talking with Germany, they gave us the idea of attacking Burma. My president and I put this into action and we attacked Burma. Our plan of this is that it will help keep the allies from attaining it because it is an important source of oil, which Japan needs. I can feel the tension rising between the two powers, and it is really beginning to feel like war is really here. We are fearing that the United States may want revenge since we bombed them in the beginning of this year. My president and I took a wrong turn on a decision which led to Russia taking Korea from us. This is not good for Japan as Korea leaves them a gateway to get in Japan, which means they can start coming after us and taking it away. We decided to move our troops into Manchucko to battle the USSR, but this became very unfortunate to Japan as we lost the battle, as well as Manchucko. Our plans are to continue to move our troops from Bruma into India as this will help us move Westward to the Urals, as well as move down to work towards gaining more resources. Things are looking not too good for the axis power, but I have hope that we will work together and figure out some plans to get us back up on our feet. I am looking forward to seeing what happens next year. 

Japan 8 1942

Well as the foreign minister, I believe that things are really starting to get real. Countries are starting to get more competitive with each other, more tension is rising, and I can just feel emotion in the room. I know that my president and I are starting to feel stressed and rushed on what we should be doing for Japan to succeed. With the suggestions from other countries, I believe we are on the right track, and hopefully it will stay this way. However, we are fearing the plans that the allied powers have in store, because it seems to be that they are coming up with good strengths. We can not let this get to our heads, and we need to just focus. Our plans to move our troops from Bruma to India was a success, as we were victorious. We will continue to keep moving our troops down where we can find the resources. We got some very bad news, as we saw the allies quickly taking over the opportunity of no timer. They were able to complete battles and movements that significantly hurt Japan. The significant event that occurred today was that  The allies stunned India, SE China, and our navy to prevent us from reinforcing in Burma. They are gonna get the advantage of this because they are going to take control of it, and also gain our resources we were holding. Talking with my President, this puts us in a bad position of what we should do next, as we needed to make sure that never happened. We are dreading what may happen to us next, as well as the other axis countries. We are quickly realizing that they are using stunting as their strategy, which means we quickly need to come up with a new gameplan. This puts all of us in danger, and I can feel the rush and stress creeping upon us. I have high hopes that we will be able to come out of this situation better than ever. It may be hard, but with the amount of knowledge we hold within our group I have no doubt that we will work our way around this. I am hoping for a better day tomorrow, and I will soon let you know what goes on. 

Japan 8 1943

The allied powers are really starting to get on our nerves, and it is quickly raising our nerves. Us axis powers have come to the conclusion that we are starting to struggle, and we are having a hard time getting away from that. My president and I are trying to achieve our objectives, but we are starting to get ripped apart from them. The allied powers are still using powerful strategies to come after us and tension is still rising. Our main focus this year was to attack and move troops, so that we could get back to the allied powers. We decided to attack the Philippines, and we were victorious. This was an advantage to Japan because this allowed for us to gain one of our objectives. We took the opportunity and put an attack on Tibia China and we came out with the victory, as well as Burma. We experienced trouble on the way when we lost our navy, as well as Hawaii. Although it was a very close battle in Hawaii for the reason being there were only 6 troops at the end, we still weren’t able to pull it off. Overhearing the Allies, we are fearing Russia as they are starting to move troops to NW China, and trying to take us over. As of right now, all we can do is move our troops back to help defend and make it difficult to proceed with their plan. Things are starting to feel boring, as we are running out of plans and strengths to move forward. We feel as if we are struggling to get around the allies, but we are still trying to be as successful as we can. This is not the time to give up, especially when things are starting to get even more serious, and all we have to do is have the right mindset. I know that my President is trying her best to make the best possible decisions, and while talking to her, I know that it is not easy. Our plans for the future are to focus on the movement of our troops. This is really our only option right now, as we are coming down towards the end of the war. We will try to move them back to Japan to help defend, because we don’t want to get wiped out. Our overall goal right now is to try and achieve our objectives, and even if we don’t get them all, as the foreign minister I know that we tried our best. As the forign minister, I am pretty bummed by what is happening to the axis powers. I am very interested to see what will happen in these next final two years. I am not giving up yet, and I know that no one else is. We will continue to fight through this war the best that we can. I will let you all know what tomorrow brings. 

Japan 8, 1944

The foreign minister speaking, well it’s 1944, which means we have one final year left until World War II is over. This has been a long, hard fought battle and to say the least, I am ready for it to be over. I am ready for all the stress, worries, battlecries, and horror to come to an end. Speaking with my President at the beginning of class, every move we seem to make, the allied power somehow destroys it. As this has been a boring year, we thought this would be the best time to focus on defending rather than attacking. We decided that if we would try to conquer land this year, we would not be able to compete with the powerful Sierians  around us. We have been taking good advice from other presidents and foreign ministers in the axis powers, but the allied powers must have something up their sleeve. Our plans for this year were to focus on moving our troops back towards our mainland. To do this, we moved our military around to be able to protect it. If we ended up losing Japan, it would hurt us terribly, and leave a hole in our heart. My president and I are now worried about Japan staying alive and in the war, as this would be heart wrenching if we got wiped out. We are startled with the increase in industrialization with the Soviet Union, because this will raise their military forces and make them more powerful. We aren’t looking forward to this happening, but we are unsure if we will be able to hold off their troops. As shameful as this sounds, we feel there’s no other way around this conflict. We will continue the hard fight for the final day in battle, and I am anxious to see what the result will be. 

Japan 8, 1945

Wow, one last journal of World War II. This doesn’t quite seem real to me yet, that the time has come to an end. We found that as time does come to an end, we are finding that there is little left for Japan to do. My President and I made the decision that we will just wait to be attacked, and then play defense. With everything that has already happened, we believed that this was our best decision right now. We had planned to try and take Korea, but we fear that they would send troops from Manuchuko, resulting in Japan being opened and exposed. Although everything is coming to an end, we are all still fighting and I still can feel the emotion in the air. This has been one of the toughest wars to go through, being in it in real life, I could never imagine. We also came to the realization that we no longer could take Eastern USSR because we would have to use all of our troops, which meant that it would leave Japan open for others to grab. At this point, we are trying to limit our decisions based on factors of our own country. This late in war, we don’t want Japan to be taken away from us, especially if we have gotten this far. It was very calm in Asia, meanwhile our allies in Europe were working hard to take more land. I am very impressed with the axis powers and my president. This has been such a hard fought battle, and even when things got extra hard, no one gave up which shows a lot. It has been very interesting to see each person use different strategies to move forward, and somehow we still manage to get this far. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without my president, or the rest of the axis powers. We have been noticing that the allied powers are getting very cocky, which helps nothing. This makes us just want to get more defensive and powerful against them. Ever since 1939, they have believed that they have enough strength and good plays to win this war. Although we didn’t finish some of our objectives, I know that we most certainly tried our best to succeed in them all. However, I have learned that when in war, you can’t always achieve what you were planning on. Everything always changes, constantly and sometimes you can’t control that. It has been my pleasure to be the foreign minister of Japan, and i’ve learned so much on the way. The axis powers have been hoping for a win this whole time, while the allied powers have been as well. I am pleased to say that the axis powers have come back and redeemed themselves from some of the mistakes we have made on the way. Japan was alive this whole time, and for my president and I, that is a huge accomplishment. I am still in shock that the axis powers won the war of World War II. This foreign minister is signing off.  World War II Simulation

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: Bulgaria, Rumania, Hungary and Italy

Small Class: Students had to do multiple parts

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1938

This is the start of it all. I think that Great Britain and France are going to try and start a war with Germany. My first thoughts are that Japan will remain neutral. Being part of the axis I do know that we will attempt to somehow get them to ally with the axis. Even though Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania all lie very close within the axis powers but will most likely remain neutral for as long as possible just to see if siding with one alliance will actually be beneficial. I will do my best to help my allies with resources and try to take new land for better resources and gain a surplus of resources to help my axis friends. Also being neutral countries as well  I will really try to be patient with allying with a side because I need to see how everything plays out.

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1939

A year went by and not a lot has been accomplished by the Axis like I was hoping. It helps me because it would help me do better in the long run. Bulgaria, Hungary, and Italy couldn’t do anything during this year at all so all I had was Rumania. Rumania didn’t need to do anything because we didn’t need to at first. But next year will be different. The Axis took over Japan and Norway. Next year I will ally with Germany as Rumania. I can also begin to use Italy’s military in 1940. I understand that this year was not the greatest year but trust me when I say that this is only the beginning and it’s not even close to being over. 

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1940

With lots of retaliation from the allies my current plan for Italy is to utilize my navy to the south and take Egypt and push as far east as possible to gain lots of resources. As for Hungary, and Rumania, I need to wait until 1941 or later to see if it would be beneficial to side with the axis and let them use my troops to turn the tides. However I fear that if I do not help them they will just eliminate me. I can see that at the moment if I don’t make a move soon great britain and France will conquer the counties I have. So far they have taken Libya and if I don’t act fast Hungary, Rumania, and Bulgaria will be taken out right under me. Next year will be my year. I can use troops that I haven’t gotten the chance to and get what I need. I didn’t get to taking Egypt this year like my plan was but I will next year, plus so much more like Iran, Ariba and hopefully everything around it. Next year will be my time to shine and really show everyone what I can do.

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1941

This is not what I was expecting. A lot of my Italian troops have been lost. There were a lot of battles that were happening that I had to defend and with my army rating being low I had to put a lot of troops up to defend in order to make sure I kept my land. I had a lot of dreams and wishes for this year thinking that I could do it, but it was very difficult to get anything accomplished and the Axis don’t want to help me. I felt all alone and was fighting by myself so I started thinking about having Italy and Hungary switch to the allied side but I am not for sure yet. This year was not great for any of my countries and really all I did was lose a lot of my troops. I tried to attack France to make sure that they wouldn’t come for Italy for Germany but unfortunately I didn’t win the battle and lost pretty close to all of my troops. It is going to be a struggle next year but I am trying my hardest to hold on with the little troops that I have. 

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1942

I thought last year was tough, well this one was even worse. I lost Italy. The allied powers invaded and won. I am very close to losing Bulgaria, Hungary, and Rumania. Thankfully I had just enough troops to win back Italy but this is a time where I really need to side with the allied powers if I want any chance of winning. Next year will be it, Italy and Hungary will side the allied powers and now I just have to hope that they won’t attack Rumania or Bulgaria. I need to try and keep my counties for as long as possible but if it does come down to me losing Rumania and Bulgaria I won’t go down without a fight. Those are my counties and I will be right for them until the end. On the other hand with Italy and Hungary, people may say that I am taking the easy way out, but it not only helps me it also helps France and the other countries take over and conquer Germany. The Axis will be mad at me for switching but if I am not getting any help then I will move in order to get the help I need. Next year once I ally with the Allied Powers will be so much easier for Italy and Hungary. I will get what I need done and get the helped that I want! For Rumania and Bulgaria, well lets just say who knows what will happen. We just have to wait and find out!

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1943

This year I switched and joined the allies. Everything that I needed was now finished because of me switching. One thing that I was hoping for was that they would not take over Bulgaria and Rumania, but they did right away. They took over and I could do anything about it. All of my troops were too far away to help and I didnt even have that many. So Rumania and Bulgaria were no longer mine. All I had left was Italy and Hungary. Everything looked great this year until the end when the Axis started pushing their way into our land and took all of our resources so our military rating went down. They started taking over our countries one by one. At this point I really thought that no matter what side that I am on I was just going to cause bad luck. 

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1944

This year I lost Italy and Hungary. I used everything of my own to try and stop them but nothing worked. I was a goner. Axis were just too strong for us and there was no stopping them. After they took Italy and Hungary they started going for more of the USSR. At this point we saw that there was pretty much nothing we could do. We just had to try our hardest and hope for the best. This all came out of nowhere and I did not see it coming at all. When I switched with them last year I was not planning to lose everything that was mine. Nobody ever plans that but that is exactly what happened. At this point I was way past hope. I knew what they were going to do and that was to take over everything, and because of them being so strong that is exactly what happened. We were done for..

Bulgaria, Hungary, Rumania, and Italy 3, 1945

This is it, it is the end of the war. The Axis had officially won, even though we already knew that. In the end the only thing that the Allies had left was 19 counties, the rest were all of the Axises. It was sad to see how the war ended and I really thought that once I switched sides that we were going to win. That was not what happened at all obviously. It was a hard loss but the one good thing I can say about it was that we tried our hardest. We fought as hard as we could and used everything that we had to try and win and keep what was ours. This war was a big eye opener for me because it showed me that just because things look good for you doesn’t mean that they would stay that way. World War 2 Simulation

World War 2 Simulation Journal: Great Britain & France

This Journal is from a small class where multiple countries had to be controlled by one person

Britain + France 3 1938

France is in the Munich pact with Germany and does not want to get into another World War with Germany. Mussolini and Hotler have become very powerful in their government systems and it scares both Britain and France. Both countries watched and let Hitler take the Sudetenland and promised he was done then took all of czek. This was the last straw. War looks to be declared in the coming months. Hitler is moving forces to the border of Poland and if it’s touched the Allied powers will declare war on Germany and put an end to their games. The USA doesn’t want to enter this war but winning will be very difficult if not brought in. The allies will keep poking at them to get them to join us and defeat Hitler. 

Britain + France 3 1939 

1939 was a year full of movement for the allies. We have so many less troops and they aren’t as strong or as advanced as the Germans. So we need to be conservative. The USA and USSR don’t want to join us. The USA wants to stay neutral and the USSR just signed a nonaggression pact with Germany. This is scary to think about. The allies moved forces to help China reinforce their borders with Japan. Their troops are weak and I sent them resources to help improve this. With our help China will be stronger than ever. The allies helped defend Norway and had control for a small period of time but it was soon taken over by Germany who controls both Norway and Denmark. I’m trying to get them to move as many troops as possible out of Mainland Germany so when I attack they can’t do anything about it. As we wait we are stacking up troops on the Maginot Line and waiting for the right time to attack. 

Britain + France 3 1940 

The allies went a little on the offensive end in 1940. We took control over Libya which was in Italian control. While Germany fought hard to take over Denmark and Norway, we kept advancing troops into France to prevent an all out invasion from Italy and to be ready to attack Germany. The japanese took over the western part of the USA. This was a big mistake on their part because the USA mobilized and joined the allied powers. Since the USA’s army is becoming bigger and bigger the allies are working as hard as we can to send their troops into Europe. The japanese are expanding their rule throughout China and what it looks like towards Burma. Japan’s troops are stronger than anticipated and just keep coming. It looks like they are going to attack Australia with a big navy. This is only them wasting troops for pointless land. In the coming years with the USA mobilizing an attack on Germany is imminent and we will win this war and put an end to these totalitarian governments. 

Britain + France 3 1941 

1941 was a successful year for the Allies. The Germans expanded their rule to the northern hemisphere and into the USSR. The axis teamed up and took yugoslavia as well. They attacked from all sides and there was nothing we could do to help. The axis made their first attack in France and they were unsuccessful thanks to the help of the British army. Italy’s troops seem to be weak. Next year we will attack Italy and take them over. This could catch the axis off guard. Germany is really spreading out their troops to take over other countries, this is making mainland Germany less powerful. Within the next few years we will attack the country of Germany and end this war. 

Britain + France 3 1942

Since Germany attacked the USSR in 1941 the USSR has joined the allied powers. This is a huge gain for us because they have so many troops to fight. This means we will make Germany fight a two front war. They can’t hold this up. The Italians attacked F-2 of France with over 3,000 troops. Our defenses held up and we attacked them right back and took Italy. We used the USSR to attack the few thousand troops in Romania and we depleted the whole army. The Axis are starting to tire in Europe. Soon they will go belly up once we take all countries surrounding Germany. The USA keeps mobilizing every year and they are well trained troops. We need to work as fast as we can to get their troops down in F-1 of France and attack through the Maginot Line to overpower the Germans. Meanwhile Japan in the east is expanding. We are countering this with the eastern USSR and giving them problems. 

Britain + France 3 1943 

The axis powers started to expand in 1943. Japan took all of China and almost all of the eastern USSR. The United States is still mobilizing so need to work swiftly to get their troops ready to attack Germany. German troops are stronger than anticipated. We sent our first wave to attack them in 1943. This killed maybe 300 Germans. Their troops get the defense bonus and are already stronger than ours. We need to find a way to attack them, with everything we got to take Germany. Italy and Hungary joined the allies and are eager to help us beat the axis powers. Within the next year we will deplete the German army to the breaking point. 

Britain + France 1944

The Germans are advancing upon the USSR and there is nothing we can do about it. The Japanese have also started to take over the middle eastern countries. The japanese empire is expanding rapidly and so are the Germans. We need to in 1945 attack the German mainland over and over again. This will eventually make them give in. There are more than enough troops ready to fight in the USA and In Britain. If we can use the navys to get to Germany we can win this war. The Germans tried to take Italy but that backfired on them. Next year will be all battles. I’m not sure if Germany will back their troops from the east but it won’t matter we will fight and win at any cost. 

Britain + France 1945 

The German troops are strong. There is nothing more to say. We used over 4,000 troops to attack the German mainland on two different attacks. The German troops held off both our attacks. If we had one more year we would’ve attacked with 2,000 more troops. But I’m not quite sure if that would even have won. The German troops in Germany are just too strong. They killed all of the USSR and took over the entire map of Asia. We held France and Britain but as I’ve said before troops were just no match for Germany. They took all our resources and depleted our troops ratings. There was nothing we could do about that because we needed to keep using the navys to send US troops to Europe. 

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WWII Simulation Journal: Japan

Japan 3 1938

The war begins. The axis powers begin with a strong miitary which is an advantage, but to make this work our movement and battle plans need to happen at the right time. We cant lose our troops and or navy. Within the Axis powers we will be taking over the Western United States. Looking into the first year Japans hope is to have China on the Axis power side considering Japan will take over China either way. For the next few years another plan we want to have is the north sea zone so that people cant go through it without battling the Axis powers. Lets see what the next year brings. 

Japan 3 1939

One year went by the axis powers were able to understand the advantage the Allies have. Japans first plan to take over the western United states was successful. It turned out to be that China will not be aligning with the axis powers instead, China is now the Allies. As Japan looks through this, China will be taken over with or without being allied withing the axis powers. Looking into the next year Japan is looking into taking over China and its territory, its never too late for china to allie with the Axis powers, maybe after we take over Chinas territory China will have doubts about who thy decided to be alliances with. 

Japan 3 1940

The allied powers had many new alliances this year, where we were still looking for China. China is at a disadvantage not becoming an alliance with the Axis Powers with that being said, Japan will take over China without a doubt. This year French indo China became part of Japan. Japan gained Natural reosufces such as iron ore and coal, from that territory. Japan is agresseivie because of the short supply of natural resources so gaining some was pleasing. Japan wants to be powerful, and a strong country and to do that Japan needs the natural resources. 

Japan 3 1941

It turns out that the United States will and can not become an alliance with anyone from the Axis Powers, so The Untied States aligns with the Allied Powers. Japan will be conquering their way through china and land will be taken. Japan is in need of resources. As Japan conquers, they become victorious gaining Burma as theirs and with that Rubber was gained. Although Japan wants more resources and is very aggressive for them, this helps out their country. Going through the Dutch east indies Japan conques New Guenie and with that come more resources such as rubber! USSR is looking strong and attacking Japans land, but Japan will do anything and everything to keep it. USSR comes for Japan, Japan will be coming for USSR in years to come!!

Japan 3 1942

The Axis powers continue. Although USSR continues for Japan, Japan will be thinking deeply to come up with the best strategy to take them down. Not only will Japan look to take USSR, but also China. Within in Japans plans, it takes over India and become victorious. A struggling battle happened up in Manchuko between Japan and USSR and this territory was taking over and Japan did not keep it. Looking towards the years to come Japan has plans to conquer USSR and China, but it only takes time. Japan also will be planning to conquer Asia with the help of the Axis powers. Japan is strong and powerful and trying to have no doubts!!

Japan 3 1943

The new year starts and right off the bat, Japan takes Northwest China and Tibet China. ALL of China has now been taken over by Japan. Japan also takes over Austrailia from the Allies, the Allies did very little defending. The Allies are trying and planning to take over Germany, but Germnay is doing everything to block them off and destroy their troops. Germany had to defend along with Poland and Denmark. The United States has an adavantage becasue of their abiblty to moblize. Moving through the war, the coming plans are to take over USSR. It only takes time. The Axis Powers are hoping this next year will be a good one. The plan is to move into Arabia and Iran and move our way up. Lets see what 1944 brings!

Japan 3 1944

It is Japan and Germnays hope to have good outcomes in this war. We plan to start closing in and taking over USSR. Japan begins taking over Arabia and moving our Navy, following we will move into Iran. No territry that Japan has was lost in this war. Looking into closing into USSR we are hopeful we can take it over. We have to think smart fully knowing they want to come after Germnay and take it over. With only one year left, we have hope, but one thing is the USA and their ability to moblize and bring in more and more troops to help out the Allies. We are happy to say it was a good year for us as we were able to accomplish our plan and  move forward in the war, the last year is yet to come!

Japan 3 1945

The end of world war 2 is coming and the Axis powers are not doubtful. I think the Allies may be a bit worried. This year the Axis Powers are aiming to take as much land as possible. Japan is moving into take Eastern USSR and that was success along with taking the Philipines and the Allies did very little defending. Japans final moves were aking voer part of the middle East to help the Axis powers to vicotry. Germany and its high rating were successful in holding of the Allies from trying to take over Germany. This was a a long war and the Axis Powers have very few regrets in the plans they have made let led them to a victory!

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World War II Simulation Student Journals:

Britain P8 1938

War seems to be imminent. Germany has stepped over the line many times now, especially by invading Czechoslovakia.  It looks like Italy may join them, as well as many other countries in the central parts of Europe. As war starts to become a reality, we must set objectives to have a focused vision for the times ahead. 

In addition to those objectives, we have also set objectives that would help us very much towards war. 

  1. Keep Burma and have the Dutch East Indies in Allie control for their resources
  2. Keep Middle Eastern Lands in order to retain their resources
  3. Prevent Germany from Attacking the US from the East.

Britain P8 1939

 First year of war comes and goes. Poland is invaded and we have no possible way to help, so we must stay behind. This will drive us to start becoming more weary of war coming closer, which does happen. In this year, Germany invades both the Netherlands and Belgium. Because we only have few navies to try to reinforce both of these countries, we were not able to provide much help. We tried our best, but were no match for Germany’s quick and powerful armies. France pleiades for help, and thus we use as many forces as we can to fortify a line between Belgium and France. We do go on the offensive in Norway, in order to prevent Germany from having an easy line to go from the Baltic Sea to the North Sea. We do this in order to protect the main British Island and prevent a quick attack of the US.

In Asia, Japan attacks the Indies. We try to defend, but because of Japan’s huge navy, we are unable to provide much help. We also fortify Burma in order to keep the largest supply of rubber. By having this rubber, we are able to make our allied troops better and provide France and China with better equipment.  Japan decides not to invade the US, which worries the Allies slightly. If Japan causes the US to help the Allies, we would have a huge advantage as they would be able to help with their many troops and a decent sized navy.

Britain P8 1940

Germany is on the hunt once again,and with the help of Italy, attacks our close friends, France! France claws and scratches its way to a victory, assisted by a few hundred British troops. This is a huge win for the Allies as it delays german Access to France. Another huge win is the USSR’s Alliance with us! With their help, we would be able to start a 2 front war with Germany, and also provide many troops to China to help defend Burma and take the Indies back. In the Middle East, Italy brings many troops to Libya, which alerts us to a possible attack coming to some of our sources of Oil in Iraq and Iran. 

We talk to the Italian president and find out that they may want to revisit their Alliance with Germany. After the loss against France, and USSR’s turn to the Allies, Germany starts to seem more and more vulnerable. We may be able to convince Italy by offering them some resources and promising some land in the middle east. If we are to get Italy, Europe would be able to surround Germany into defeat, ending the European Side of the war. We are very hopeful in these negotiations.

Britain P8 1941

Burma has been taken over! The japanese have taken all but 100 of British and Chinese troops, leaving us very little hope other than Russia. We could send troops from the middle east, but since we have so little there anyway, they may not be much help. Negotiations with Italy were not as productive as we hoped. But as Germany loses more and more troops, and with the new inclusion of the USA, we may be able to convince them in a year or two. Also, the US will be a massive help on both fronts, but especially in the war against Japan. Now that we have the US, getting Burma back will be much less difficult than before. We have also decided to move as many British Navy as we can to the Western US to be able to provide much help in 1942 and 1943. By sending ships through the south pacific, we can bypass Hawaii and the Japanese. Things are looking up for us in this war, and when we can convince Italy to flip, Germany will be overwhelmed.

Britain P8 1942

Japan has left it’s defenses in Burma alone, and by isolating the former British Colony, we are able to retake it for the abundant rubber. This is huge as it gives the Allies another year of great resources and thus, more powerful armies. Britain is also able to isolate Holland and E Prussia, which is giving Germany fits and may be just enough to let Italy switch sides. US troops are starting to arrive in France to defend from any German attacks, and Italy is starting to pull troops from Libya, possibly to reinforce Italy if they ever switch sides. We expect Germany to start taking back troops into the eastern part of Poland and to retake E Prussia and the Netherlands, and possibly even try an attack on France.If they do strike, we believe it will be a last effort, and if we are able to hold them off, will mean a very certain end for Germany. 

Britain P8 1943

Germany has stayed very uncharacteristically calm and passive.  Britain and the USA are bringing more and more troops to France by the day, making it harder and harder for Germany to take over France, which means that Germany is either very stupid or very bold to think they could take on a fully supported France. Italy seems to also not want to join the allies, and because of this, we decide to invade Libya with France. In the middle east, all of the troops are being concentrated into Iran to be able to connect with India and by 1945, be able to reach Burma. This is a very difficult task and we hope that Japan does not catch on to these movements and let’s us set up for a final stand in India. Other than that, the year was calm with very little movement all around.

Britain P8 1944

The allies have finally decided it is time to retake Belgium and go for a final push for Germany. There was a large fight in Belgium, but the allies were easily able to take it over. The end result of the battle left many British, French, and American troops left in Belgium, and possibly enough to take over Germany next year. In Asia, the USSR and British Troops have been stationed in Iran to make a final push towards India and Burma. USSR Troops in NW China and Manchuko will also help in the fight in Asia, and while they may not be able to help directly in Burma, they can help distract the Japanese. A small fight between Italy and Britain happened in Palestine, but it was uneventful and the holy land only exchanged for a single turn. Next year will be the decider, the finale, and the Ultimate showdown. Will the Allies be able to defeat Germany on its home turf? Will Italy ever switch sides like it promised too? Will India and Burma be taken back with the help of USSR. We will have to find out.

Britain P8 1945

We may have lost the battle, but with 2 more years we would have won the war.  A giant battle, with many American, British, and French Troops, ensued in Germany. The outcome of the battle: a close loss. But, they were left with few troops in Germany, and 1 more shipment of troops from the US could have taken over the entirety of Europe. Just before the attack, Italy joined the Allies after we threatened to invade and they saw that Germany was moving everything into their capital. They were able to help us out against Austria and be able to not have to worry about them when we attacked Germany. Other than that, there was a small, useless fight in Egypt from Italy early in the round, where all that happened was an exchange of troops and Navys. Because of the concentration and intenseness of the fight in Europe, the Asian part of the map was ignored. If there was more time, the USSR and Iran would have gone for an offensive in India and Burma to reclaim British colonies. This year ends with little German Troops, a defenseless France, and a war without a conclusive end. World War 2 Simulation

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Norway & Sweden

World War II Simulation

Norway 4 1938

As a whole we are a small country because we have very little supplies and no military that has been heard of. We are located near the baltic sea and that is very valuable to the countries that want to try and receive it. As a country we are going to try and remain neutral and keep the territory for ourselves. I am not sure how well that is going to go because we have nothing to offer anyone. So we will see how this plays out!

Sweden 4 1938

We have a lot of resources such as iron ore, that is equal to 18! As a whole country we don’t want to go to war with anyone so we try and stay as a pacifist. We know that Germany wants our iron ore so we are prepared to give them what they wan to avoid any destruction they could do to us. We also know that the USSR could harm as well, so right now we are thinking about an alliance but not for sure. We have also came to the conclusion that if Germany would need to move troops through, we would allow that.

Norway 4 1939

Tensions are very high between Norway and Germany. There has been a lot of talk that they are coming for us and we are terrified! We barely have an army to defend ourselves and we must remain neutral so we will stick to ourselves.  The moment came and Germany defeated us. No one would come to our side to help defend our land. So we will see what comes in the future for our beloved country.

Sweden 4 1939

To help avoid war at any cost, we have aligned with a few of the bigger countries. Even supplying some resources to our new alliances. We have joined the axis power because we aligned with Germany who was apart so we decided to join as well. We have been told that we should be scared of the USSR, but we decided to be nice with them for now.We wanted to keep peace so we sent 5 iron ore to Germany in hopes they would not bring up war or any conflict. As of right now we would just want to keep the peace.

Norway 4 1940

As of today we have realized that we stand no chance between anyone so we will continue to stick to ourselves. We now have 308 German troops in our land, so we have to keep peace with Germany.  We aren’t fond of alliances, yet we still have to be friendly because they simply can demolish our country if we don’t play by their rules.

Sweden 4 1940

We are continuing being apart of the axis power in hopes of avoiding war.  I have mentioned before that we known to be scared of the USSR but after consideration we made a deal with them and formed an alliance.  The deal was to send them some natural resources since we have so many. So we ended up giving them 6 iron ore, in hopes to get on their good side. While talking more with Germany we have established if anything goes wrong here they will defend us.  

Norway 4 1941

As the axis power progress through out the country, we noticed Great Britain, which was an allied power. We weren’t sure what their plans were but we started to be cautious of them in case they used us to get to the USSR. We didn’t really talk to anyone only because I know they couldn’t have done it because of the North Sea and having Norway right behind us. Including if they took troops of of Great Britain then Germany would come in and take over. So we will see what happens!

Sweden 4 1941

We are continuously watching and listening to other countries in hope we don’t have to end up going to war. Germany has continuously moved troops around the map, making me wonder what they have in store for war. As of right now we trying to stick with only two alliances in the Axis powers because a couple of countries have switched sides giving secret details!

Norway 4 1942

While the war is going on, we have set ourselves away from it and done our own thing. Great Britain hasn’t attacked nor do I think they will because they are focused on keeping their land safe. We are surrounded by German troops still, so as of right now I don’t think anyone is coming. The axis power has mainly focused on taking over China and the Netherlands. 

Sweden 4 1942

This is very long and stressful war at this point in time. The axis powers have still been taking over countries, winning almost every battle they have had. No other country has came for our natural resource, iron ore, and we couldn’t be happier. As of right now we are listening in depth to our alliances’ plans and standing by watching the war go on. 

Norway 4 1943

The war has still been going on while we just watched everything happen. We keep to ourselves and have to obey Germany, but they don’t have anything planned out so we just sit and wait. The axis powers have pushed forward to get ahold of Iraq, Arabia, and Egypt. So they are definitely expanding all over the globe in hopes of taking it all. Yet Great Britain,United States, and Canada, etc are still part of the Allied powers.

Sweden 4 1943

Our country has been informed that Finland may come and attack us. Germany told us this information and was talking about moving troops in to help us. They told us they would send about 100 in, but at this point they wouldn’t know for sure because it was just a rumor and nothing more. We are thinking this is rumor because we are aligned with some of the more stronger countries and they would have to go through the baltic sea to get to us. 

Norway 4 1944

With Germany already taken over us, and their alliance with Sweden we had to go along with their plans. As of right now we have 308 troops in our land. There was talk of Finland wanting to attack Sweden, so with Germany wanting to protect their alliance. They eventually moved 100 troops in Sweden. This was a little risky for us as a country because if we got attacked we would most likely end up loosing if Germany wasn’t able to send even more troops in. Yet if any other country would attack I think Germany would send more troops in.

Sweden 4 1944

A year after talking with Germany about Finland possibly attacking us, they had come to their conclusion. They were going to move 100 troops out of Norway and put them here in Sweden. They weren’t too concerned about the number of troops they put in because they said they were a powerful military. Around the time the year was ending they never attacked, but we felt secured enough to not worry about them attacking again. While in fear of attack we continued to watch the surrounding countries all fall in the hands of the axis powers.

Norway 4 1945

War was reaching an ending point and we continued to have German troops in our land. No one expect for Germany came for us, I think because we had the North Sea in front of us. In the end we tried to remain neutral but with Germany attacking and over taking us, we ended up being apart of the axis powers. After all that happened we stayed to ourselves and no one wanted anything to do with us.

Sweden 4 1945

The war was finally coming to an end and we managed to stay away from all of it. No one, expect Germany, wanted anything from us. There was a lot of talk about people wanting to conquer the Baltic Sea, but I think people stayed away because the USSR could attack at any moment. Eventually the USSR put around 20 navy ships in the area, giving us even more comfort knowing that no one would come for us.

World War 2 Activities Student Journal: Germany

World War 2 Activities

Germany, period 4, 1938

My country is on the brink of war, It’s obvious now, and It’s been obvious for many years. After France and Britain left us with next to nothing after the Great War, my country and people were left to fend for ourselves. But then a leader rose up. He promised us everything we could ever want. 

As the minister of foreign affairs, it’s my job to keep the peace between our allies and secure new alliances. I’ve already spoken with the president and foreign minister of Russia and they have agreed to an alliance that shall be made pubic next year (tomorrow). They shall offer us safety from the east and help us dominate other small countries. I don’t know if we will betray them or not though. I suppose that is up to the president to decide, but I think a permanent alliance would be most beneficial. 

Our attack plans for the next year are not set in stone, but I believe that taking over the Baltic Sea is our best course of action. In order to do this we must invade Denmark and Norway. Denmark should prove easy and nearly effortless yet Norway could pose a problem if Great Britain tries to intervene. Our navy is strong but I am unsure if we could defeat Britain’s navy. Perhaps we could. Only time will tell.

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1939

The war has begun. Our army struck quickly and precisely and within no time at all Norway and Denmark had been claimed by the Axis. Sweden, being cut off from any others, quickly surrendered and joined the Axis as well. They supply us with lots of iron, just one of the many resources we need. 

A chunk of Poland fell to the Axis as well (P1). However, when the USSR tried to claim the other small chunk (P2) They were defeated. I told the president of the USSR that Germany and Romania, another of our allies, would take it for them as a sign of good will. That way they could focus their energies into supplying the nations of the Axis powers with resources. Perhaps we won’t betray them after all.

 In the coming year I am unsure of what to do next. I think the president would like for us to take Yugoslavia, something that could be easily managed by Austria and Bulgaria. However, I believe that taking the Netherlands would be the next best step, maybe even Belgium. We’re secretly allied with them and breaking this alliance may put the USSR into a state of unrest. 

For now we must keep them close. Perhaps it would be best to push downwards, help our Italian allies gain more territory in the mediterranean sea area. Doing so would close off the sea for the British and make it difficult for them to reinforce countries such as Egypt, Arabia, Iraq, Syria, etc. It will be smooth sailing, straight to Britain and France from there.

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1940

My country still stands strong in this war and I could not be more proud. Our troops continue to expand our reaches from the Netherlands to Eastern Poland to the very tops of Sweden and Norway. 

This year we gained much territory, taking Yugoslavia and  the other half (P2) of Poland. We divided both countries with our allies, the USSR and Bulgaria as a show of good faith. Italy has also been making their advances in the south of Europe as well, claiming Greece and soon Albania for themselves. 

In the coming year Germany will push on the Netherlands and then Belgium as well. We have secret alliances with both countries yet as far as I’m concerned, they’re nothing but a means to delay their defeat. 

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1941

Our military efforts have proved fruitful this year despite the loss of a major battle. 

The Netherlands fell to us easily. None of their so called “allies” even defended them. Afterwards, our troops pushed downwards into Belgium, but despite our strong military power we were defeated when Britain and France decided to intervene. They see just how important that tiny country is in this war and they refuse to let it go without a fight. We may have lost this battle, but I am proud to say we did significant damage to both the British and French armies. Good. Let them weaken themselves. It will be all the easier to take France when it has hardly any troops left.

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1942

This year  put us farther ahead in the war than I could have hoped. After our defeat in Belgium last year, we needed to reinforce our borders and prepare to launch another attack. We waited patiently and struck the tiny country once more. Britain and France did their best to defend it like they had before, but they ultimately failed and not only Belgium, but F1 of France became ours. 

Finally! A way to attack France head on from Germany. I had been moving troops into Italy and instructing the President to wait for my order to attack southern France (F2) so that the French would have no choice but to reinforce F2 and leave F3 vulnerable. But this was so much better! Having a foothold in France will work wonders and hopefully secure our victory in this war.

With Belgium and Northern France under our control, my allies and I will finally be able to carry out this little strategy of mine and strike back at one of the countries that humiliated us so much after World War 1. Honestly, I wish we had done this much, much, sooner.

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1943

Taking the rest of France is proving to be a trickier task than I anticipated. Britain had been shipping soldiers to defend France in a near constant and tedious routine. Not only that, but the United States had finally stepped up and decided to join the Allies in the war. This was definitely a problem. Had Japan, my loyal allies, not gotten too cocky and decided to attack them, we wouldn’t be having this issue. That is not the case, however, and now I must deal with the consequences of their actions. 

It is not matter though. I will continue to pull troops from anywhere I can, Prussia, Denmark, Austria, Poland, wherever I have troops to spare, and send them to italy or germany so that we may defend. While I scramble for soldiers it is no doubt that Britain and France will be doing the same. While they have America to fight for them, I have my allies in Romania, Bulgaria, and other various places. They send troops as quickly as they can at my command. Once Italy is done taking over the Mediterranean, they will begin shipping soldiers back and the Axis will have even more to spare. 

These next few years will decide the fate of the war, I can feel it. We shall see who will be standing victorious when the smoke of the battle clears.

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1944

At long last France finally falls to the Axis! It took many battles, hundreds of soldiers were lost, but in the end we were victorious and claimed F2 and F3 of France for the Axis. However, I fear we may not be able to defend them for long. Few soldiers were left at the end of the fights and it will take time for reinforcements to arrive. I cannot let the allies take back what I have worked so hard to claim! I can’t! 

Italy must hurry and send back more soldiers from Libya or French North Africa. I need more soldiers as soon as possible and they may be my only hope. 

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Germany, period 4, 1945

It seems all of my fears and paranoia within this last year was all for naught. Britain and America made almost no attempts at taking back France. Perhaps they have deemed it a lost cause? 

They seem to be taking no chances with letting us attack Britain. When I moved the German navy into the Northern Sea Zone, they destroyed the German ships almost immediately. While infuriating I cannot help but be amused. They feared what we would do and took action. Smart. 

After our navy was destroyed there was little else we could do. The USSR were still steadfast allies of ours, and I felt that it would be pointless to break this alliance. Italy and Japan continued to work together in the Middle East, conquering countries together until there was nothing else left to conquer. However, America managed to take French North Africa from them just as a call for peace and an end to the war was issued. 

Many countries gathered, broken and battered from this long war. Even the people of my own country, the ones who were so eager to fight, seem like shells of what they once were. Peace was finally achieved and treaties were signed by nearly everyone in attendance. They were much fairer than in previous years. 

While this war was a bloody and seemingly pointless endeavor, I cannot deny that it had many benefits for my country as well as my allies. Hopefully we can all maintain a lasting peace now that the fighting is over with. 

But honestly? I don’t think there can ever be permanent peace. I suppose only time will tell. 

German Minister of foreign Affairs, 

Second World War Lesson Plan Student Journal: Poland & The Netherlands

Second World War Lesson Plan

Journal 1- Poland 1938

As of tomorrow WWII will have started. As the president of Poland I plan to lay low while making as many alliances as possible. We don’t want to aggravate any countries but we are surrounded by the two strongest countries. We plan to get Great Britain and France to help defend us as long as the Baltic Sea is open. We are allied with Great Britain and France but we need them to vow to defend the borders around Poland. We, as Poland, are to week to take on the countries on both sides. 

Journal 2- Poland 1939

P1 was attacked by the German army, they were to strong and we couldn’t defend ourselves. I made the executive decision to not move the 400 troops from P1 to P2. That decision seemed to pay off. Later on the USSR decided to attack P2 with 600 troops. After the battle came to a close we survived with a total of 111 troops. We tried to negotiate with the USSR but they denied the request to ally. We have received intel that Germany is planning on taking out P2 tomorrow. Nobody will be able to help us due to the fact that the Baltic Sea is closed. Our plan for the future is to see if Poland will survive and continue from there.

Journal 3- Poland 1940

Poland was defeated by Germany, they attacked P2 and won. We couldn’t get help because the Baltic Sea was closed by the Germans. France was going to come and help but as said before the Baltic sea was not passable. As of 1940 Poland has fallen to Germany.

Journal 4- Poland 1941

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 5- Poland 1942

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 6- Poland 1943

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 7- Poland 1944

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 8- Poland 1945

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

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Journal 1- Netherlands 1938

Our plan is to stay neutral as long as possible. We signed a secret alliance with Germany to try and keep them away from us. We are afraid that they will get power hungry and try and take us over. We are hoping that if they want to get to France they will take Belgium but then that will leave us stranded, surrounded by Germany.

Journal 2- Netherlands 1939

We still are trying to stay out of the war. Our armed forces aren’t strong enough to protect us from Germany. We have very few troops to defend with so we are trying to blend in and act as though we are not even there. 

Journal 3- Netherlands 1940

The Dutch East Indies were taken by the Japanese. We did nothing to defend it because there was nothing we could do. We continued to stay neutral to try and keep Germany away from us. All we have left is hope that we won’t get attacked by Germany.

Journal 4- Netherlands 1941

Today we got attacked by Germany, our plan for the future was to stay neutral until the final days and then join the allies. That plan was demolished with the war brought on by Germany. We joined the allies when Great Britain and France to tried to help us stay alive. We were suppose to surrender to Germany but we had the support behind us that we hoped would help us survive.

Journal 5- Netherlands 1942

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 6- Netherlands 1943

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 7- Netherlands 1944

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

Journal 8- Netherlands 1945

After the fall of our country we had no troops to move so we continued helping our allies. We gave advice to the Allies to try and keep them from vanishing off the face of the earth.

WWII Simulation Student Journal: Finland & China

WWII Simulation

Daily Journal #1

1938- China

Period 4

Starting off operation day was a bit slow but it also gave my group a lot of time to think about and plan our strategy and what we have to do during this whole simulation. Thinking about this simulation is a bit crazy because there are a lot more things that are included in this one that wasn’t involved in the World War I simulation. Everything is the same but now there in natural resources that are needed to increase your military ranking. 

1938- Finland

Operation day started today and it was a super slow day. Not only did we learn about the whole simulation and what the objective of it was but we also learned about all of the new stuff that was put in this simulation that wasn’t in the last one. The only new thing that was added to this simulation was that there are natural resources and if you collect them then you can increase your military rating which could help you when you are planning on attacking a country. 

Daily Journal #2 

1939- China

Period 4

Today China had to get natural resources like Oil, Iron Ore, Coal, and Rubber. We successfully got what we needed for all of our resources, but we were just needing to get rubber. Not only was it hard to find countries that had rubber around us but we also had to keep in mind that we can’t get rubber from any countries that weren’t allied with us or they could try and backstab us and try and take our land which wouldn’t be good. 

1939- Finland

Today Finland had a pretty slow day. There was really nothing that we could have done, except for making alliances and become friends with some of the other countries. To start off we wanted to talk to Russia to see if we could have an alliance with them so that we could help them attack countries and so that they could help us whenever we were getting attacked and needed some more troops to help fight. We also made a secret alliance with Germany so that they could also help us with anything at any given time. 

Daily Journal #3

1940- China

Period 4

Today has been a stressful day, not only have we been attacked once but we’ve been attacked twice. We were also attacked by the same country which sucks even more. At first Japan declared war on NC China, they had quite a few troops so we sent over just 500 so we wouldn’t lose all of our troops on one attack. We ended up losing that battle and the next round Japan decided to declare war on NW China. We didn’t bring any troops over because we already new what was going to happen and we were right in the beginning. We lost that land as well. 

1940- Finland

We’ve been pretty much chilling these past couple of days because there is nothing for us to do quite yet. Nobody is trying to attack us or steal any of our resources. We have gotten most of the resources that we need which include 1 oil, 1 iron ore and 1 coal. The U.S. has been super nice to us lately and we appreciate everything they are doing for us at the moment. Our goal for tomorrow is to try and finish up getting all of the resources that we need so we can have a better military and start attacking. 

Daily Journal #4 

1941- China

Period 4

In our simulation today it didn’t go so well. On Friday we got most of our country taken from us and today Japan yet again took NC China and SC China. When they were attacking NC China we wanted to try and win so we sent 1200 of our troops over there to fight. We needed up losing that land and all of our troops as well. When they attacked SC China they had 800 troops and we decided not to bring over nay of our troops. The only good thing that we got out of today was we finished getting all of our natural resources that we needed. Great Britain had given us 7 rubber. 

1941- Finland

Today in Finland was pretty laid back. All that had happened was Russia wanted to send about 50 of their troops to just hang out in Finland. They did that because they are allied with us and are just there for extra help if we ever get attacked. Russia was also very helpful today and gave us 1 rubber that we needed, so we officially have all of the natural resources that we are supposed to have in this simulation. 

Daily Journal #5 

1942- China

Period 4

Today we tried to successfully get some of our objectives but it didn’t go as planned. We tried taking back NW China. They had over 400 troops and we sent over 800 because we thought we were going to be okay, but we ender up getting destroyed and lost all of our troops because of that. Japan then attacked Tibet China and since we didn’t have any troops to fight we couldn’t do anything about it. We also ended up losing that part of China too and currently have no troops and Japan has all of China taken over. 

1942- Finland

There wasn’t really anything Finland could have done. We’re all around countries that we are allied with and we don’t want to start attacking countries when we have only a few hundred troops and not a good military rating. The USSR also decided to put 300 more troops into Finland just to hang out there just incase some country tries and attacks us and we need some extra military. 

Daily Journal #6 

1943- China

Period 4 

Today China didn’t have really anything to do, but we did get asked if we wanted to help Great Britain. When they asked us to help we couldn’t because we have lost all of our troops when Japan attacked us and killed all of our troops. We now don’t have to worry about losing anymore troops or being attacked because we lost all of our land and we’ve lost all of our troops. 

1943- Finland

Today we are still clear from being attacked and still have 400 troops in our area. We also got talked to about maybe joining the Axis powers, but we are still unsure if we want to make a big decision like that with only having a couple days left in this simulation. We also plan on staying out of the war but we are willing to help the USSR if they want to attack a country that have more troops. 

Daily Journal #7

1944- China

Period 4

During the simulation today we didn’t have really anything to do. Since we got all of our land taken from us and also all of our troops we can’t really do anything but listen to what the other countries are doing and what their planning on doing throughout the rest of the simulation. We also always get asked if we can help Great Britain when they want to attack a country but we can’t help because we have no troops. 

1944- Finland 

Today for Finland we didn’t do much. There isn’t really anything for us to do because we are still neutral and have to stay neutral. All of the countries that are allied wars don’t really have anything to do as well because they all don’t have enough troops to attack the bigger countries like Japan, Germany, and Italy. We all basically want to stay away from them because we all know that if we try attacking them then they will definitely beat us because they have more troops than us and have a really good military rating.  

Daily Journal #8

1945- China

Period 4

Today was the final day of the simulation and nothing really happened with China. Since Japan had taken in over like the third day we haven’t really been able to do anything other than talk with our alliance and see what they need help with, and we can talk to them about what they should or shouldn’t do. We have also met some of our objectives, but the ones that told us to try and get back the land that Japan had taken from us, but we tried and it didn’t really work out as planned. 

1945- Finland

Today was our final day of the simulation and for Finland we couldn’t really do anything or move any troops unless we wanted to attack a country. We could’ve attacked a country around us but our allies would be mad and probably try to attack us in return. We have though successfully completed all of our objectives. We mostly completed them the first couple of days since we started the simulation. 

WW2 Activity Student Journal: USSR

WW2 Activity

USSR 4 1938: I don’t have many plans for the USSR, but I know that I can not attack Germany. I’d personally rather keep the USSR out of war with the countries around me. However, I also know that Germany will have to fight a war on two fronts if they attack the USSR. I’ll follow my objectives as closely as I can, and hopefully the USSR will stay alive and keep it’s original territory. I know it’s not much to use, but it worked last time. So, I’m going to bring food for my allies, hopeful that will be persuasive enough to keep them from attacking. 

USSR 4 1939: I want to keep my alliance with Germany and make peace with the countries around me. I’d rather not fight with those around me, unless I have no other choice. If I don’t I’ll also have to fight on a two front war. I want my country to survive and not be taken over by others. I have also allied with Japan and other countries that are part of the Axis. I do fear what will happen to my country if Germany attacks, I know I do not have the strength to take them or Japan in a fight. I tried to take over Poland, but I underestimated their army. However, Germany agreed to split Poland with me. Along with that I promised to send 4.5 oil to them, they don’t need to know that it’s part of my objectives to do so. It worked out for me in the end. 

USSR 4 1940: Our plan is to be allies with Germany for as long as we can. I have planned to have Germany help us have resources. It’s better to be on their side, because if I don’t I know I will lose my country. It’s also part of the pact that I can’t attack unless attacked. I have been allied with Finland now, instead of taking them over. Some of my troops are now in Finland too. My allies have also started to transfer some their resources to us. I plan to strengthen my army. I’m also transferring my resources my allies. It’ll help strength our alliance. 

USSR 4 1941: With my alliances, I have gained resources that I need. My allies are also gaining territory, specifically Japan. They have taken over a country that had a lot of rubber. I convinced the President to transfer most of the rubber to the USSR. I have also made a deal with the U.S., in exchange for rubber I received oil. I have no intention of allying with them unless I’m given no other choice. There aren’t many goals for me that involve attacking. I do know that I can’t take part of Rumania, because I’m allied and we have a sort of agreement. The USSR doesn’t take part of Rumania, and they won’t take part of the USSR. 

USSR 4 1942: I was gone for one day, which means I was gone for a year. I am very concerned about what my Foreign Minister did. He moved many troops, and a couple I know I will move when I have the chance. My allies are very worried about what he did. I’ve had to reassure them that nothing will happen, and that he acted entirely on his own. If I don’t they may think we’re up to something, Japan is already suspicious of me because the President says, and I quote “I can’t tell what you are thinking.” I am now also surrounded by the Axis fully, I feel it is a smart move to finally become part of the Axis. I know Italy is planning something, they are the only Axis country I am not allied with. If I do ally with the Axis there is a strong chance they will not be able to take any of my land. I’ve been holding onto another plan too, but I knew I was too weak. I could try to go after Iran, and then split it with Rumania. It could put a little more distance between the USSR and Britain. However, I’m weary of my troops. Even if Britain only has 50 troops and they most likely will not fight back, I don’t want to take a chance without many troops going there. 

USSR 4 1943: I have decided to join the Axis. That’s because I see it as more insurance. I’m surrounded anyway, I don’t think they can actually attack me if I join the Axis. I don’t plan on helping much, purely for the reason that it would take too long to move my troops. There just isn’t enough time for me to help with my troops. The President even agrees, and I told them that I would strengthen my border but to not worry. Germany has also taken some of France, it’s only a matter of time before it falls. Japan has also attacked the U.S. At least I know that the USSR is mostly safe from both countries. 

USSR 4 1944: Apparently, I’m not allowed to join the Axis. So, I’m back to being neutral because there is no way I can join the Allies. Some of the Allies have started to beg for me to join, but I can’t. Germany is advancing more and more on France, in fact they have taken over the country. I do feel safe for now, because the other countries are not focused on the USSR. They are focused on the Axis, so they really have no reason to attack us. Iran has also been taken over, even though I planned on taking it. It’s alright though, I have some trust in my allies. They know full well I will take food privileges away too. Right now, I just want to strengthen my borders. There is also no way I can do war because my allies around around me now, and I’m not the type of person to throw away an alliance unless provoked. The USSR is mostly just doing movements.

USSR 4 1945: The last year, I don’t plan on doing much. I can’t start any wars, because I’m allied with the countries around me. I’m still going to strengthen my borders though. Germany has also taken over all of France, but the U.S has taken over French North Africa. I still have nothing to worry about, I know that I’m not Germany, Japan’s, or Rumania’s top priority. They also don’t want to lose food privileges, so that’s why they haven’t attacked me. Germany no longer has a navy either, so America and Britain are safe. I can’t really help because that would take too many moves and time is already running out. I can proudly say though, the USSR has survived WWII with very little casualties.