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WW2 Activity Student Journal: Italy

WW2 Activity

Italy 3, 1938

The world is on edge again. You can feel tensions rising through the air. Italy is not ready for war. As a country we have decided to just sit back for a little bit, and see how everything goes. We are not very strong, we need to collect natural resources to help ourselves out. We love our alliance with Germany, as long as they stand strong. We have lots of countries that we are out to get.

Italy 3, 1939

The war has officially started. Italy is still choosing to stay out of the war for the time being. As we strategize, and try to agree on our first plan of attack, we try to decide what will be best for our country. We still need to gain more natural resources and we think we may have found a way to acquire some. The countries that we want to take over don’t have much for natural resources, this will be our biggest problem. The Axis Powers have headed into the war full force, and are taking over many lands already. We believe that being apart of the Axis Powers will be very helpful to us, and that they will provide us much help.

Italy 3, 1940

In the year 1940, we as Italy have finally decided to join the war. We are making big moves to allow us to be in best position for invasion. We have taken over Albania, it my have not given us any natural resources but we still believe that it still be useful. We have big plans for the war, and believe that we will be very successful. As our next move of attack we plan to take over Greece. And after that start to take over the countries on the bottom of the map. We may wait a little bit though before we attack so others think that we are just sweet and innocent, and won’t cause any harm.

Italy 3, 1941

We have conquered Greece, and will continue to take over other countries that we feel need to be taken out. Our next plan of attack is to take over Egypt. We believe that this will be easy because they don’t have many troops, and they don’t have anyone that can help protect them. There is talk in our alliance of kicking Germany out…. We do not believe that this is a smart move as the Axis Powers, especially because Japan has lost a majority of their troops. USSR has decided to side with the Allied Powers, and they are now very angry with them. It was a mistake for Japan to attack them, we feel that it will come back to haunt us in the end.

Italy 3, 1942

The Axis powers are remaining strong. Japan has been continuing to take over pretty much everything. Japan tried to attack the USSR, which was a big mistake. Losing most of their troops it is not looking good. Things are not looking good for Germany. We are not sure that we should side with them much longer. It may be in our best option to side differently. Germany has started to drift from attacking in the war, and we are not sure why. We fear that they may attack us. We have lost all of our Navy ships, which is going to make it very hard to conquer the countries that we want to take over.

Italy 3, 1943

Italy has decided to make a big change, even this late in the war. Italy has decided to switch sides, and side with the Allied Powers. Things were not looking good for Germany, and we feared attack from them. After lots of thinking, and processing we decided it was what would be best for our country. One major factor in us deciding to switch was the fact that our Navy was completely taken out. Without our navy we had no way to conquer the countries we needed to complete our objectives. When I signed with the Allies they promised me that those countries could be under Italy rule. Now as an Allied Power, we will start our attack on taking over Germany. We took over Austria, in order to move closer to Germany. Belgium is also back under our control.

Italy 3, 1944

Germany is still not doing much in the war anymore. As the Allied Powers, we continue to take over more, and more territory getting closer to Germany. Germany doesn’t even try to defend their countries. Today we as Italy we took over Bohemia- Moravia, to prepare ourselves for what is to come. We are starting to move into Germany. They are done for. All of Germany has finally become ours. We will now plan our attack, and move closer to Poland. Our first and only attack on Poland was a great success! Part of Poland is now ours. As we prepare to take the rest of Poland, we think deeply about our strategy. The Axis Powers aren’t doing much in the war anymore. We feel as though the end days of WW2 may be coming.

Italy 2, 1945

As the war is slowly starting to die down the Allied Powers stand strong. All of Poland has finally became ours. Along with Yugoslavia, Romania, and a bunch of other countries that are now also ours. The war was very interesting, and consisted of many different events. It was a hard fought war on both sides, even if the Axis Powers didn’t end with many on their side. It is a relief for all to see the war finally come to an end. There were many territories that went back and forth between both sides during the war. In the end it was a great win for the Allied Powers! 

WWII Lesson Plan Student Journal: Poland & The Netherlands

WWII Lesson Plan

Poland 3 1938

Being stuck between Germany and the USSR is not ideal when we are having territorial claims on our land by both strong countries. We will rely on the help of our friends France and Great Britain to keep the greedy powers away from our country. We need to start to gaining natural resources and make defensive alliances quickly. If I can get France and Great Britain to defend us and publicly guarantee our borders, we will be set for business. 

Netherlands 3 1938

Staying at peace has been so far so good, no tragedies, wars, treats, just our people living peacefully and calm. But as of late the German Armed Forces have been building and it worries my people at their hearts. If Germany does tries to go to war with my country will have to surrender because we will stand no chance. What also is worrying them and I, myself is that fact that Japan’s aggression in Asia is close to our dear Dutch East Indies. I need to form defensive alliances to better protect my country. Time to see what the Western Nations are able to do for us. We need to secure alliances by helping them in the pacific. Maybe I should try to give them some rubber, since we have more than enough. We just need to stay Neutral and out of the way. 

Poland 3 1939 

Today the plan was to strategize and try and gain more resources. But soon in 1939 we were taken over in P1 by the Axis powers and tried to save our land but we used all of our troops and still were defeated. We are still Allied with the Allied powers as of now and are looking to regain our lost territory. Poland is trying to regain out land so our Allies can protect our borders and we can retain what we have lost. We need to start gaining materials as well but first priority it to regain our land. 

Netherlands 3 1939

The Netherlands today was full of defeat. We lost out territory and the including the Dutch East Indies. We are still remaining neutral but with the Allies because we were invaded and needed to fleeing to Great Britain.  Right now we are waiting to see our next move and will discuss our plans to regain territory. We were nervous going into the war because our country has been at peace and our worst nightmares have happened, but we will be back. 

Poland 3 1940 

Today was a slow day at the office for Poland. We are waiting for our Allies to help and regain our territory lost to the Axis. Still negotiating with our Allies it is a waiting point at this point because we need to strategize through the North and Baltic Sea to get out country back! We are not worried about the USSR above us taking anything so as long as we can take back our country in hopes Great Britain and France will protect our borders and we will be back and strong again! Our navy is still strong so we are looking to take out the Nazi’s ships in the Baltic Sea so they can’t transfer troops over anymore. For now we are holding strong but big moves are coming in the future! 

Netherlands 3 1940

The territory lost was devastating for our country. But we still have high hopes because our neutral countries are looking to support us in future war. If we could regain back our country the people who helped us would get tremendous help because of the resources we could give back to them in huge sums or natural resources. As soon as the time is right we will try and take back the Netherlands first and regain all of our resources and then move on to take back the Dutch East Indies. The near future holds big things for the Netherlands and DEI and the heads are held high in coming times! 

Poland 3 1941 

It started with the USSR movement today and soviet union taking over Lithuania which is moving closer to Poland. We are trying to discuss with the USSR, GB, and France to take back over Poland so we can regain resources and help the other militaries. In the world news Japan has multiple attacks starting with Australia and moving on too Northwest China, Tibet, India, and Thailand. The Axis powers are making there presence known and taking over country by country. But in recent rumors we have heard Germany is beginning to lose power and we can start to make our move with gaining out land back and moving into Germany. As soon as we can regain our territory we will invade the Axis Powers and in high hopes start making our presence known with the Allied Powers. But in HUGE news today the USSR joined the allies which mean the countries surrounding me are now on my side which is amazing because we can easily take over Poland with the power of their army. This is a great thing happening because the soviet unions power is amazing and we are very excited to see what is going to happen in the near future! 

Netherlands 3 1941

Lots of wars are going on around the Netherlands territory. Japan has launched multiple attacks and is taking over names. But if we can possibly regain our land the resources we would gain could help our allied armies start to recover and begin to attack other lands because Japans troops are so spread out trying to defend all the land they are taking over. We are using our 50 boats in the Indian Ocean to take Japans boats so they cannot move any troops and we will control the waters. This is a huge sea battle and if successful we will control the navy. Unfortunately we lost the Naval battle to Japan because the had a defending bonus on top of their already high rated army. With the defeat we still have boats in the Indian Ocean so we can defend if needed. As of now our plan is to still take over the sea and move troops back into the Netherlands. The Germans have little troops in our territory and we are looking to attack tomorrow! 

Poland 3 1942

It started today with the Axis movement and not much happened. The United States our Allie today gained naval power with 200 more ships and over 2000 more troops because of the draft happening in America. The USSR is making movement towards Poland to try and regain P2 of Poland and we can start moving west towards Germany and France can start moving East so that we can take over the axis power and show Germany how strong we are! Wars are still happening around our country because Germany just took over Lithuania from the Soviet Union because we decided not to put up a fight and let the little territory go. After that we have decided with the regained power, GB and France are attacking the Italian Navy. We are doing this so that France cannot move anymore troops into Italy and they will be forced to spread out their troops and be easier to attack.  We won the sea battle and took out their navy and we still have plenty of ships left. Our next move is to hopefully defend Germany attack from P2 because they have moved lots of troops their and right now the USSR needs to defend that and after the victory we will start attacking back Poland because the Germans will be weak. As soon as this happens we can start to regain our military and navy and take over the Germans. But for now we are waiting for our allies and most importantly the USSR helping us to take back Poland!

Netherlands 3 1942

The hopes are not high for the Netherlands because the territory surrounding us is all taken over by and Axis and is not looking great for the land regain movement. Really not much is going on in the Netherlands because of it all being taken over by the Axis powers so right now we are just playing the wait game because we are focused on getting our navy set so we can move troops back into the Dutch East Indies so we can take over. We don’t think this will be a very difficult war as long as we get our ships in place and can move troops into the Indian and Philippine Sea. We re trying to currently regain the Netherlands with GB, France, and the United States attacking our country to get our land back lost to Germany. As soon as we take it back we are going to create a pinch effect so the Germans can’t do anything. We ran out of time today for this to happen but as soon as tomorrow comes around we are attacking the North Sea and taking the Netherlands back!

Poland 3 1943

Today starts with the Axis powers war. Today Japan decided to attack the Eastern USSR with 1145 troops and have decided to defend the territory with 1206 of our troops and we were victorious! The soviets plan of defending has been working great and is sitting very strong to move into Poland. As well Germany tried to attack F1 of France and France was victorious! The Axis powers keep losing troops and we are looking strong because to defend the land they currently have their troops are so spread out and weak we can attack very soon to take back our land. Today the strategy for the Allied powers is to move troops to the soviet land and really focus on movement for future battles because all of our Allies are on board to help get Poland back from the gosh darn Nazi’s. Our Allies today are also trying to create another huge accomplishment by trying to recruit France to join the Allies. If we could get this then we could be able to pinch Germany and really give those damn Nazi’s a piece of our mind. A little slice of heaven came down today as 4000+ troops and Italy joined the Allies! This gives us a much better chance of regaining our land because now Germany has to be worried from all angles and their troops will be so spread out they have no choice and we will be able to regain Poland! Germany has no option but to move troops out of P2 at this point and this a a great day for the country of Poland. It shows that the waiting game is sometime the best game! As well as Italy joining us today Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Bulgaria. What a turn of events happening for the better of our Allies and the future is so bright for us. Within a soon time period we will have our country back and the allies will be as strong as ever!

Netherlands 3 1943

More battles have happened near the Netherlands today but nothing in the better for us. The Nazi’s tried to take over in France but were defeated and now Frances troops are low and our strategy has fallen because they have to have troops so that we can attack and get back the land. All of our allies are focusing on movement today and try and mobilize to get their troops replenished and ready for battle because we don’t think it will be a very hard task to retake the Netherlands but it’s a process that takes time. But on a brighter note today the United States and the Netherlands have made verbal agreements that we are trying to regain the Netherlands and as soon as possible. It should be very hopeful future because within the next year our Allies have set a guarantee we will attack and regain the Netherland and our next focus will be towards the Dutch East-Indies. We have smiles and hopes on our faces and minds because we know that very soon we can finally show the world the power we really have!

Poland 3 1944

It all begins today with movement for the Allied Powers. Our biggest hope for reinstatement Poland is being a big pain in the rear because he doesn’t want to lose troops. But we think we have him convinced because he has plenty of troops and the Allies have taken over so much territory that even if he could lost all of his troops he couldn’t be attacked even if they tried. So as of now we are still discussing with the Soviet Union but they are not wanting to help even when we are Allied. In great news our allies are moving there way into Germany and we can finally take over our country once again. We have waited years for our allies to be ready and we finally think we have the chance to take back our precious land lost early in the war. As soon as we move our troops into position we will have Poland back from Germany. We have successfully pinched the Nazi’s today and is looking like a great battle about to go down in Poland because the allies have a MASSIVE amount of troops headed for the nazis and I don’t think they can defend. The Axis powers at this point are just trying to stall now because they know all they can do at this point is wait and see how much land they lose within the coming years. As soon as the Allied can attack we have over 9000+ troops to attack Poland and surrounding countries with. The allies have really shown their power in this war but we are far from finished! We have minimal time left but we are attacking Poland in the final steps of this war. For today we are only attacking P1 and regain that land first and then we will move on to our final goal to gain P2 and our country will be restored at once. It is amazing this is finally happened and we have regained half our territory with the regain of P1. This is once small step for Poland and a huge step for the Allies and the country!

Netherlands 3 1944

Another slow day at the office, both the Netherlands and the Dutch-East Indies are not seeing much attention as of this point. The United States and Great Britain have a plan to move ships and attack the Netherlands so they can move troops and start to pinch Germany which will also take troops from Germany in Poland and will make our battles much, much easier to win.  We are attacking the Netherlands today! YES FINALLY! Through the gruesome war the allies and the Netherlands have come out VICTORIOUS! We have been waiting for this to happen for years and this is amazing because now we get our resources, army, and navy back at once. We can now secretly help the Allies work towards the pacific and become the rulers of the world! Our only goal or objective at this point would be to regain the Dutch-East Indies but is looking to be very difficult because Japan is occupying all of that territory and would be extremely difficult to do in the amount of years left. 

Poland 3 1945

The war is finally coming to an end. We have now regained P1 of Poland and will take back P2 today with no effort! Our Allies have moved for the final time today towards P2 and we have a sum of 9000+ troops ready for battle near P2 of Poland. Germany tried to defend Ukraine with the troops from P2 and was successful but has very little troops left. Now that they cannot defend P2 we will get our land back we lost early in the war! We can now finally regain all of our land and have our country restored at once. If we had more time in the simulation we would try and gain more land and resources with everything we would gain from Poland. Now we are extremely excited to have our land and resources back, we are very thankful for the our Allies. Now we have regained everything we are just staying still and watching our Allies try and take over the entire world! If we just had one more time we could easily take over the world with a breeze but we don’t think we can move troops fast enough to get all of it. In recap for Poland we are very, very happy the way the simulation ended and are amazing grateful for our allies and specifically Great Britain and France for defending us and our borders after we have now regained our territory. Our Allies are still pushing East to take over Japan and surrounding countries but we the time, and loss of troops we don’t think we can successfully take all of it over. The war has been very interesting but we are glad it has come to an end and we can focus on our country’s restoration from the war in the future. 

Netherlands 3 1945

Nearing the end of the war we have regained our main territory of the Netherlands but have still not been able to get back our Dutch-East Indies as of now. It’s somewhat of a lost cause as of right now because Japan is surrounding it and we will not have enough time to get troops into the region. We are very happy with our victory in the Netherlands and having our land, people, and culture back feels amazing. Our future goals would be to gain more resources and regain the Dutch-East Indies but with the war coming fast to and end we will not have the time or resources to get what we want at this point.  Our future objectives for the Netherlands still remain neutral and try and gain resources in the future. If we keep our navy strong and resources high we could be a very helpful country for the bigger powers of the world. The only thing happening now is lots of action near the Dutch-East Indies because the Soviet Union is still trying to push East and take over Japan and China. We are just sitting back and watching war happen at this point and wishing the ones who helped us the best at war. We couldn’t regain the Dutch-East Indies in the time of the war but we are happy the way the simulation worked out for the Netherlands and are excited for the future of our country! 

Second World War Simulation Student Journal: USSR

Second World War Simulation

USSR 3 1938:  

Just getting started today was the first day we got to start the simulation. Looking in our notebooks, there was pretty good information that we could build up to gather our plan for the upcoming days. The top secret page was filled of juicy explanations and information based on out country and what who we need to Ally with. Our army is vastly improved from the defeats of World War 1. Talking to my team member, we want most of our objects to be successful so our country doesn’t get invaded by other countries and we want our country to be strong. 

USSR 3 1939:

The day today was hard for Poland and the Netherlands because they were attacked so hard. The axis power have been winning and taking over a lot this year. Great Britain was thinking about taking over Norway and to get America to ally with us.

USSR 3 1940:

Today we made a plan and we wanted it to follow through and yet out plan slowly failed. We were the first people to start the war today and we sent 700 troops to Finland and Finland has a good rate for Army. In the end Finland won the war and was left with 5 troops left. Our new plan is to get the resources we need and asking other countries for help. France gave us Iron Ore, we are asking around for rubber, oil, and other resources. We are moving troops so nobody attacks our troops and we want to move out ships. For tomorrow we are making a plan of attacking Finland.

USSR 3 1941:

The heat was on today between so many countries. I could tell on peoples faces that presidents were getting mad at other countries. When it was our turn, we wanted to send troops to other countries we had to keep those countries safe. We wanted to find more resources to keep out country safe and strong. The most thing we were looking for was rubber, all of our other resources we have a good amount on. The allies wanted us to join them so we don’t lose our country.The axis wanted us to join them too because they wanted us to help them attack the allies.  Thinking long and hard about who to join, we decided to join the allies so we can keep up with our objectives. Looking at our country, we were looking at Finland, they had 5 troops left, and we wanted to attack Finland. We went 300 troops and left with 289 troops. (lost 11). The last thing we did was attack Japan and we won. Today was just so stressful knowing what to do and when to attack. The hardest part was knowing who to side with today. 

USSR 3 1942:

The battle today was a strong one Everyone on the Allies side was staying strong and wanted to take over as many countries as they can. Japan was on the USSR all day today. They just wouldn’t stop wanting to attack us. The allies were attacking more than one at one time and everyone had smart ideas on who to attack. It was up to the presidents to decide if they wanted to attack. Great Britain, France, USSR attack Belgium. After the attack, Belgium had 2000 troops in the country and Great Britain, France, and USSR lost there troops to Belgium. 

USSR 3 1943:

Right away today Japan attacked Eastern USSR with 1145, and lost there troops. In the end the USSR won the battle and still have troops there to keep it safe. Everyone was trying to use their boats to  protect there country and keep there troops safe. Poland wanted us to help them get there country back, we wanted the Russians to close in. First the USA wanted to send troops so were more likely to win the battle. Today we attacked Rumania, for our objectives, we sent 300 troops and Rumanian has 200 troops. In the end we lost because they sent troops over. After the battle, we moved troops to protect the rest out country. Italy came to the allied side so we can keep them safe and help them, Italy was attacking, and making a pact with the allies. We have another country joining the allies which are, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania. The allied attacked Belgium and won the war. Allied country’s attacked Rumania, and lost and theres 5 troops left in Rumania for someone to attack again. 

USSR 3 1944:

The battle today was laid back at first. The allies were in movement and trying to keep as many troops in each country. Movement today was just all over, everyone was moving troops. The US, got 3000 more troops and 200 more boats for the war. The allies wanted to get Poland back to get them back in power, we didn’t want to bring back Poland because we think we wouldn’t win the battle. US, Great Britain, was taking over the Netherlands to get them back in power. USSR is going to get Poland back because germanys army gets lower each day. The allies were attacking Germany, and Germany didn’t want to do anything, and in the end we invaded Germany. We have a plan to get Poland back with all the alli troops we have. The allies planned on attacking Poland today, Japan didn’t like the idea of the allies taking Poland, so they send troops into Poland to make sure they don’t lose Poland. 

USSR3 1945:

The last day was the day for everyone to release all the anger they had in them. The allies had the first move today and mostly everyone on the allied side was moving troops so in the end we would be more safe and have more power over each other. Germany was attacking Ukraine with 2300 troops and we sent troops with everything we had to keep our country. Germany was victorious with the war of Ukraine. The Allied troops wanted to get Ukraine back to keep it on the Allied side. Italy was attacking Lithuania and Yugoslavia. Great Britain was attacking Slovakia with 950 troops. The US was sending troops in to make sure the allies were successful. The allies got Poland back and was making sure that we can keep it to our side and not lose it again. We were attacking Ukraine with 101 and Germany had 15 troops in the country. In the end, We finally took over Ukraine and Slovakia. Italy is attacking Greece with 198 and the allied powers were victories. Japan is attacking Siberia with 185 troops and we sent 100 extra troops and we won. Japan is sending Siberia again with 200 troops, Great Britain sent 99 troops with everyone defending and in the end once again Allied powers won the war. Allied war was the most important thing right now because everyone on the allied side was moving troops and protecting each other. Japan wanted us to send troops into NW china, which was not the best idea. Japan wanted to do everything in their mind to win the battle. We are attacking Rumaina with 68 troops and once again we won. We wanted to attack as more as we can, to win the final battle. 

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: France

World War 2 Activities

France 3 1938

The year of 1938 are men and troops are gearing up to be ready if we get attacked. The orientation of are men and troop are ready to fight for whatever comes are way. The plans are took wait and get more troops figured out and start to be buddy buddy with other countries. In order for us to get are resources we need to survive. We have to partner with other countries. We need to make friends with them and in the long run take over there country. They won’t see it coming at all 

France 3 1939

Today marks a unsuccessful day for some people are friend Poland got hammered. Poland and the Netherlands. Germany slaughtered Polands army. It wasn’t pretty nobody could help them out in anyway possible. Japan has the greatest army of them all decided to go and concur the Netherlands. France tried to help them but, it was to late to reinforce are army over. My army came up with a plan on taking Libya the simple fact for taking Libya is we can have the whole outer part of the area cleared with Allied powers. Since no one can come and get use were moving our armies to different bases in France. Are army isn’t attacking just yet we are waiting for the perfect timing to release are men and canons on them. 

France 3 1940

Another year has gone by, people are dieing left and right.  The united states saw that we needed their help. We begged them to join us in fighting the the Axis power countries. After all the begging and pleading they join the Allied powers. Now that we have their help we can get the resources we need for are country. We can now help are troops with bigger and better weapons along the way. This war is getting to be a blood battle. 

France 3 1941 

The year it all began when the biggest neutral territory picks a side. The year that they decide which group they should pick. The allies or the Axis powers. The USSR decides to come to the Allied powers side after Germany double crosses him. Germany didn’t like that so they said “ We’re coming for you now France” France is like alright we got you. France had Great Britain and the United States join the battle against Germany. The 3,500 troops we combined Germany was certain that they were going to succeed. They failed miserable there whole entire army went away. Them talking smack didn’t really help them much either. The game plan is to take back Belgium and then go for a couple spots of Germany. The USA, Great Britain and France are teaming up together to fight the big guys. They better watch out before things shake up a bit more and they loose all their troops. Its bond to happen sooner or later. 

France 3 1942

Great Britain, France and the USA decided to go on and attack Belgium. Great Britain was suppose to defend but their army wasn’t strong enough. They also couldn’t help at the time because of there resources. The Netherlands or Poland decided to help out and fight on see with, Great Britain, France, and USA. We fought against Germany. Germany is just so grateful that they survived their fight and still have Belgium. As that was going on we talked with the USSR and they wanted to get revenge on Japan. Japan decided to threaten the USSR. As we all know the USSR allied with the Allied Powers. All of us talked together and decided to help with what he needed. We back each other up. If Japan tries to attack the USSR the United States would come in and help. Right now Great Britain, France and the USA are going to do another attempt at Belgium in battle and see if we can knock down there army some more for when they loose all there soldiers. 

Frane 1943

Today the war continued. Great Britain, The United States and France decided to go and talk to Italy. They wanted Italy to join the Allies because we needed them to help us fight Germany. The German Army is getting super low on troops. It helps that last time we fought Germany to get back Belgium. We took most of their troops away. Now it was are turn to show them who’s boss. We had the leaders of Great Britain, France, and the United States talk to the leader of Italy. After bothering them and bribing they finally wanted to come across to the other side. There going to help us take out Germany. Germany doesn’t have much troops. While we dealt with that the USSR decided to attack Japan or more than less, Japan attacked the USSR. USSR succeeded in keeping there land back. The attack on Germany is coming we got Italy, Great Britain, France and the United States are going at it and then everything else is just going to be gold and the Allies will finally win this once and for all. 

France 1944

The big attacked finally happened. Great Britain, United States and France made the big move everyone was waiting for. Germany was finally taken over with the biggest help of the United States. Germany is done they are gone for good. With everyones help we can get Poland back into action. After the attack on Germany we are like tanks that can’t stop. Moving are troops further and further down the road. We are going to victories here soon. Everyone will bow down to the Allies for a once in life time opportunity!

France 1945

The Allies were victories! The germans didn’t stand a chance against the USA, Great Britain, and France dominated the germans. Germany kept trying to retreat and go else where so the 3 of us wouldn’t get revenge on them for taking so many of are troops. They decided they wanted to go and try to invade the USSR. The USSR wasn’t going to have they they fought there hardest and made some mistakes at mints in time. The 3 of us finally caught up to them and destroyed there army once and for all. The germans were gone and almost everybody joined the Allies. Japan didn’t do much either they tried to get through and the USSR stopped them as well. Germany was furious because they didn’t have anyone left but it sucks to suck I guess. The Allies celebrated there victories and got justice for all once again! 

World War II Simulation Student Journal: Poland & The Netherlands

World War II Lesson Plans

Poland 3 1938

Being stuck between Germany and the USSR is not ideal when we are having territorial on our land by both strong countries. We will rely on the help of our friends France and Great Britain to keep the greedy powers away from our country. We need to start to gaining natural resources and make defensive alliances quickly. If I can get France and Great Britain to defend us and publicly guarantee our borders, we will be set for business. 

Netherlands 3 1938

Staying at peace has been so far so good, no tragedies, wars, treats, just our people living peacefully and calm. But as of late the German Armed Forces have been building and it worries my people at their hearts. If Germany does tries to go to war with my country will have to surrender because we will stand no chance. What also is worrying them and I, myself is that fact that Japan’s aggression in Asia is close to our dear Dutch East Indies. I need to form defensive alliances to better protect my country. Time to see what the Western Nations are able to do for us. We need to secure alliances by helping them in the pacific. Maybe I should try to give them some rubber, since we have more than enough. We just need to stay Neutral and out of the way. 

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Poland 3 1939 

Today the plan was to strategize and try and gain more resources. But soon in 1939 we were taken over in P1 by the Axis powers and tried to save our land but we used all of our troops and still were defeated. We are still Allied with the Allied powers as of now and are looking to regain our lost territory. Poland is trying to regain out land so our Allies can protect our borders and we can retain what we have lost. We need to start gaining materials as well but first priority it to regain our land. 

Netherlands 3 1939

The Netherlands today was full of defeat. We lost out territory and the including the Dutch East Indies. We are still remaining neutral but with the Allies because we were invaded and needed to fleeing to Great Britain.  Right now we are waiting to see our next move and will discuss our plans to regain territory. We were nervous going into the war because our country has been at peace and our worst nightmares have happened, but we will be back. 

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Poland 3 1940 

We are waiting for our Allies to help and regain our territory lost to the Axis. Still negotiating with our Allies it is a waiting point at this point because we need to strategize through the North and Baltic Sea to get out country back! We are not worried about the USSR above us taking anything so as long as we can take back our country in hopes Great Britain and France will protect our borders and we will be back and strong again! Our navy is still strong so we are looking to take out the Nazi’s ships in the Baltic Sea so they can’t transfer troops over anymore. For now we are holding strong but big moves are coming in the future! 

Netherlands 3 1940

The territory lost was devastating for our country. But we still have high hopes because our neutral countries are looking to support us in future war. If we could regain back our country the people who helped us would get tremendous help because of the resources we could give back to them in huge sums or natural resources. As soon as the time is right we will try and take back the Netherlands first and regain all of our resources and then move on to take back the Dutch East Indies. The near future holds big things for the Netherlands and DEI and the heads are held high in coming times! 

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Poland 3 1941 

It started with the USSR movement today and soviet union taking over Lithuania which is moving closer to Poland. We are trying to discuss with the USSR, GB, and France to take back over Poland so we can regain resources and help the other militaries. In the world news Japan has multiple attacks starting with Australia and moving on too Northwest China, Tibet, India, and Thailand. The Axis powers are making there presence known and taking over country by country. But in recent rumors we have heard Germany is beginning to lose power and we can start to make our move with gaining out land back and moving into Germany. As soon as we can regain our territory we will invade the Axis Powers and in high hopes start making our presence known with the Allied Powers. But in HUGE news today the USSR joined the allies which mean the countries surrounding me are now on my side which is amazing because we can easily take over Poland with the power of their army. This is a great thing happening because the soviet unions power is amazing and we are very excited to see what is going to happen in the near future! 

Netherlands 3 1941

Lots of wars are going on around the Netherlands territory. Japan has launched multiple attacks and is taking over names. But if we can possibly regain our land the resources we would gain could help our allied armies start to recover and begin to attack other lands because Japans troops are so spread out trying to defend all the land they are taking over. We are using our 50 boats in the Indian Ocean to take Japans boats so they cannot move any troops and we will control the waters. This is a huge sea battle and if successful we will control the navy. Unfortunately we lost the Naval battle to Japan because the had a defending bonus on top of their already high rated army. With the defeat we still have boats in the Indian Ocean so we can defend if needed. As of now our plan is to still take over the sea and move troops back into the Netherlands. The Germans have little troops in our territory and we are looking to attack tomorrow! 

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Poland 3 1942

It started today with the Axis movement and not much happened. The United States our Allie today gained naval power with 200 more ships and over 2000 more troops because of the draft happening in America. The USSR is making movement towards Poland to try and regain P2 of Poland and we can start moving west towards Germany and France can start moving East so that we can take over the axis power and show Germany how strong we are! Wars are still happening around our country because Germany just took over Lithuania from the Soviet Union because we decided not to put up a fight and let the little territory go. After that we have decided with the regained power, GB and France are attacking the Italian Navy. We are doing this so that France cannot move anymore troops into Italy and they will be forced to spread out their troops and be easier to attack.  We won the sea battle and took out their navy and we still have plenty of ships left. Our next move is to hopefully defend Germany attack from P2 because they have moved lots of troops their and right now the USSR needs to defend that and after the victory we will start attacking back Poland because the Germans will be weak. As soon as this happens we can start to regain our military and navy and take over the Germans. But for now we are waiting for our allies and most importantly the USSR helping us to take back Poland!

Netherlands 3 1942

The hopes are not high for the Netherlands because the territory surrounding us is all taken over by and Axis and is not looking great for the land regain movement. Really not much is going on in the Netherlands because of it all being taken over by the Axis powers so right now we are just playing the wait game because we are focused on getting our navy set so we can move troops back into the Dutch East Indies so we can take over. We don’t think this will be a very difficult war as long as we get our ships in place and can move troops into the Indian and Philippine Sea. We re trying to currently regain the Netherlands with GB, France, and the United States attacking our country to get our land back lost to Germany. As soon as we take it back we are going to create a pinch effect so the Germans can’t do anything. We ran out of time today for this to happen but as soon as tomorrow comes around we are attacking the North Sea and taking the Netherlands back!

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Poland 3 1943

Today starts with the Axis powers war. Today Japan decided to attack the Eastern USSR with 1145 troops and have decided to defend the territory with 1206 of our troops and we were victorious! The soviets plan of defending has been working great and is sitting very strong to move into Poland. As well Germany tried to attack F1 of France and France was victorious! The Axis powers keep losing troops and we are looking strong because to defend the land they currently have their troops are so spread out and weak we can attack very soon to take back our land. Today the strategy for the Allied powers is to move troops to the soviet land and really focus on movement for future battles because all of our Allies are on board to help get Poland back from the gosh darn Nazi’s. Our Allies today are also trying to create another huge accomplishment by trying to recruit France to join the Allies. If we could get this then we could be able to pinch Germany and really give those damn Nazi’s a piece of our mind. A little slice of heaven came down today as 4000+ troops and Italy joined the Allies! This gives us a much better chance of regaining our land because now Germany has to be worried from all angles and their troops will be so spread out they have no choice and we will be able to regain Poland! Germany has no option but to move troops out of P2 at this point and this a a great day for the country of Poland. It shows that the waiting game is sometime the best game! As well as Italy joining us today Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Bulgaria. What a turn of events happening for the better of our Allies and the future is so bright for us. Within a soon time period we will have our country back and the allies will be as strong as ever!

Netherlands 3 1943

More battles have happened near the Netherlands today but nothing in the better for us. The Nazi’s tried to take over in France but were defeated and now Frances troops are low and our strategy has fallen because they have to have troops so that we can attack and get back the land. All of our allies are focusing on movement today and try and mobilize to get their troops replenished and ready for battle because we don’t think it will be a very hard task to retake the Netherlands but it’s a process that takes time. But on a brighter note today the United States and the Netherlands have made verbal agreements that we are trying to regain the Netherlands and as soon as possible. It should be very hopeful future because within the next year our Allies have set a guarantee we will attack and regain the Netherland and our next focus will be towards the Dutch East-Indies. We have smiles and hopes on our faces and minds because we know that very soon we can finally show the world the power we really have!

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Poland 3 1944

It all begins today with movement for the Allied Powers. Our biggest hope for reinstatement Poland is being a big pain in the rear because he doesn’t want to lose troops. But we think we have him convinced because he has plenty of troops and the Allies have taken over so much territory that even if he could lost all of his troops he couldn’t be attacked even if they tried. So as of now we are still discussing with the Soviet Union but they are not wanting to help even when we are Allied. In great news our allies are moving there way into Germany and we can finally take over our country once again. We have waited years for our allies to be ready and we finally think we have the chance to take back our precious land lost early in the war. As soon as we move our troops into position we will have Poland back from Germany. We have successfully pinched the Nazi’s today and is looking like a great battle about to go down in Poland because the allies have a MASSIVE amount of troops headed for the nazis and I don’t think they can defend. The Axis powers at this point are just trying to stall now because they know all they can do at this point is wait and see how much land they lose within the coming years. As soon as the Allied can attack we have over 9000+ troops to attack Poland and surrounding countries with. The allies have really shown their power in this war but we are far from finished! We have minimal time left but we are attacking Poland in the final steps of this war. For today we are only attacking P1 and regain that land first and then we will move on to our final goal to gain P2 and our country will be restored at once. It is amazing this is finally happened and we have regained half our territory with the regain of P1. This is once small step for Poland and a huge step for the Allies and the country!

Netherlands 3 1944

Another slow day at the office, both the Netherlands and the Dutch-East Indies are not seeing much attention as of this point. The United States and Great Britain have a plan to move ships and attack the Netherlands so they can move troops and start to pinch Germany which will also take troops from Germany in Poland and will make our battles much, much easier to win.  We are attacking the Netherlands today! YES FINALLY! Through the gruesome war the allies and the Netherlands have come out VICTORIOUS! We have been waiting for this to happen for years and this is amazing because now we get our resources, army, and navy back at once. We can now secretly help the Allies work towards the pacific and become the rulers of the world! Our only goal or objective at this point would be to regain the Dutch-East Indies but is looking to be very difficult because Japan is occupying all of that territory and would be extremely difficult to do in the amount of years left. 

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Poland 3 1945

The war is finally coming to an end. We have now regained P1 of Poland and will take back P2 today with no effort! Our Allies have moved for the final time today towards P2 and we have a sum of 9000+ troops ready for battle near P2 of Poland. Germany tried to defend Ukraine with the troops from P2 and was successful but has very little troops left. Now that they cannot defend P2 we will get our land back we lost early in the war! We can now finally regain all of our land and have our country restored at once. If we had more time in the simulation we would try and gain more land and resources with everything we would gain from Poland. Now we are extremely excited to have our land and resources back, we are very thankful for the our Allies. Now we have regained everything we are just staying still and watching our Allies try and take over the entire world! If we just had one more time we could easily take over the world with a breeze but we don’t think we can move troops fast enough to get all of it. In recap for Poland we are very, very happy the way the simulation ended and are amazing grateful for our allies and specifically Great Britain and France for defending us and our borders after we have now regained our territory. Our Allies are still pushing East to take over Japan and surrounding countries but we the time, and loss of troops we don’t think we can successfully take all of it over. The war has been very interesting but we are glad it has come to an end and we can focus on our country’s restoration from the war in the future. 

Netherlands 3 1945

Nearing the end of the war we have regained our main territory of the Netherlands but have still not been able to get back our Dutch-East Indies as of now. It’s somewhat of a lost cause as of right now because Japan is surrounding it and we will not have enough time to get troops into the region. We are very happy with our victory in the Netherlands and having our land, people, and culture back feels amazing. Our future goals would be to gain more resources and regain the Dutch-East Indies but with the war coming fast to and end we will not have the time or resources to get what we want at this point.  Our future objectives for the Netherlands still remain neutral and try and gain resources in the future. If we keep our navy strong and resources high we could be a very helpful country for the bigger powers of the world. The only thing happening now is lots of action near the Dutch-East Indies because the Soviet Union is still trying to push East and take over Japan and China. We are just sitting back and watching war happen at this point and wishing the ones who helped us the best at war. We couldn’t regain the Dutch-East Indies in the time of the war but we are happy the way the simulation worked out for the Netherlands and are excited for the future of our country! 

WW2 Simulation Student Journal: United States

WW2 Simulation

United States 2 1938

We have a large amount of surplus in our natural resources, especially our oil. We plan to help Great Britain by transferring some of our natural resources to them. Instead of aiding people with our military, we will provide some of our natural resources for them, to avoid staying out of conflict. The conflict will just tie us up and we could end up in lots of trouble. We hope to stay out of conflict because everyone has been on edge since World War One. If we are attacked, we plan on defending ourselves and hopefully taking over parts of Europe. We plan to keep our alliances with Great Britain and France from World War One so we have people to help defend us if we are attacked. 

United States 2 1939

This year, we decided to stay out of conflict. Everywhere around us there was war. The Axis Powers have proven to be very powerful so far. We are trying to stay out of everything so far. Unless we are brought into the war by someone, we are staying out of war. Though we don’t want to fight, we are willing to help out some of our Ally friends. We decided to help Great Britain and France by giving them some of our surplus supplies and resources. We gave them the amount that they needed so that they could increase their military standing. We hoped that by giving them resources early on that we would be able to get their rating up in case they are attacked by anyone else. 

United States 2 1940

This year, we tried to remain out of conflict again. Japan is taking over a lot of China. In order to help them, we transferred some iron ore to them in order to hopefully strengthen their army. Our navy has been invaded by Japan, so we have no choice but to fight back. We decided to join Great Britain, France, Poland, The Netherlands, China, and Finland on the Allies side. Because we were attacked unprovoked, we plan on strengthening our military to the point that the Axis Powers won’t be able to defeat us. We plan on sending our American troops to France to help Great Britain and France in fighting Germany from the East. We hope to use our power to liberate all of Europe. 

United States 2 1941

This year, we prepared for war. We had just joined the Allies and hoped to help take down Germany. We decided to send some of our troops from America over to France to help Great Britain and France in their effort against Germany. Unfortunately, Germany’s numbers were too great for all of us, and our troops were wiped out. Japan also sent lots of troops to the Philippines and gained control of the land. We hope that if try again to defeat Germany and help to liberate Germany, that we will once again be able to take control of the Philippines from Japan. In the coming years we hope to build up our numbers in Europe to gain control over Germany in order to stop them from further expanding their empire. 

United States 2 1942 

This year we really focused on trying to help France and Great Britain. The Soviet Union has joined the Allies so we have also been helping them. They are in desperate need for resources, so we decided to give them some of our surplus materials in order to increase their military ranking. We are growing quickly in numbers both in the navy and the army. In order to defeat the Germans and Italians, we have been trying to slowly chip away at the number of troops occupying France. We have been using our navy to transport British troops to France. We plan on taking our navy up to the United States to take our strong troops to France to hopefully defeat the Italian and German forces that are in France still. From there we hope with the help of the Soviet Union we will be able to attack on both sides of Germany to take down their army and liberate Europe. 

United States 2 1943

This year we have really been focusing on getting troops to Europe. We have been in close contact with the Soviet Union and have been trying to push towards them in order to relieve the pressure that Germany has been putting on them. Unfortunately, we lost Alaska to Japan. This isn’t a huge concern to us yet. We hope that if we continue to push towards Europe that we will be able to pressure them and then in turn regain our lost land. We have been moving our mobilized troops to Great Britain to eventually take them into France in order to liberate them from German control. This will allow us to take back the land that the Allies lost and give us an upper hand on Germany. We will force them to fight from both sides, fighting the Soviet Union, and the United States and Great Britain on the other side. 

United States 2 1944

This year, a lot happened. We had been focusing on getting our troops to Great Britain in order to get them ready to take back the land France lost to Italy and Germany. We had troops set up in Great Britain that were ready to be moved. We took Great Britain and our troops to France and regained all the lost territory. In addition to that, we were able to invade the weak Germany and take over there. They had no troops there, because they were all fighting in the East, so we were able to gain their land. We also took control of the Netherlands with troops and are going to try to move troops in through the North Sea in order to get straight access into Europe in order to liberate more land and countries from German rule. Italy also joined the Allies, so we don’t have to worry about them taking more land now. We will work with them to push towards the German troops to take them out. 

United States 2 1945

This year, we continued to push into Europe to spread our rule over the territory. The Allies have troops all over Europe allowing us to spread out to take control of the German and other Axis armies. Italy took over a lot of Southern Europe and Great Britain and us continued to push our rule more east. The USSR has been struggling a lot on both sides. A lot of their land was taken by Germany and Japan from both sides. We hope that by continuing to pressure Germany, that we will relieve pressure on them to allow for us to get more troops to defeat Japan. We helped our Allies, Great Britain, to defend from attack by Japan in Australia. We are planning on moving our navy into the East Pacific in order to start shipping troops to China to try to help get rid of the Japan rule there. We also are planning on moving more troops and pressuring Germany to hopefully take them down once and for all. 

WWII Activity Student Journal: Poland & Netherlands

WWII Activity

1938-Orientation Day:

Poland:

Poland is not a strong country we have 1,000 troops with the military rating of 2. Our natural resources aren’t good we have 3 out of 5 oil, 0 out of 5 iron ore, 3 out of 5 coal, and 0 out of 5 rubber. I am put in a very bad situation I am stuck between Germany and the USSR and either one of them or both of them are coming at me. My objectives are to retain my territory, Negotiate vigorously to get Great Britain and France to defend you,  and persuade Great Britain and France to announce publicly that will guarantee your borders. 

Netherlands:

Netherlands is very weak. Army of three hundred and fifty, and a navy of 50. The army rating is a one, and the navy rating is a seven.  Our resources were 0/1 oil, Dutch El 8, Iron ore 0/1, Coal 1/1, and Rubber 0/1. The Netherlands have been at peace for almost 100 years.  I am very concerned about the German forces, and I can’t do anything about it because their troops will stomp mine. I have to surrender I can’t try and fight back.  My objectives were remain neutral, if you are occupied, flee to Great Britain, if the Germans declare war on you surrender, and join the Allies work to help them in the pacific. 

1939-

Poland: Today is the day when we start to prepare for war because we know it’s coming. We aren’t very strong, we know that and so do other countries. Our strategies are to keep on the low and make sure France & Great Britain can keep there promise to help me if needed. Everything changed when Germany came to attack P1. I held in as long as I could, but my troops couldn’t hold them off they were the rulers of P1 and I knew they would becoming for P2 very soon. I was so dumb! I listened to the USSR expecting them to help me if Germany came for P2. Out of no where USSR lied! They went to war against me! My troops were so weakened from before they couldn’t protect P2, and now Poland is no longer mine it belongs to the USSR & Germany. 

Netherlands: My troops are weak and Germany is going to come after me. I need to remain neutral to make everyone happy. The German President came to me asking if I would join their side, but I had to decline the offer. I knew as soon as that happened it was not going to be good for my troops. Next thing I knew Germany was attacking the Netherlands, and my troops were nothing compared to theirs. I had to surrender to them. Germany took over the Netherlands and no one could stop them. 

1940-

 Both of my countries have been taken over now I am just helping out my allies mentally. It’s a whole knew year, and Great Britain and France are trying to start an alliance with U.S. Japan just made a huge move and took over all of Asia. The U.S. was finally able to make some moves and help out the Allied powers.The U.S has a lot of resources, and their army should be able to help our troops a lot, and we can take down axis powers together!

1941- 

Germany is on the move they moved in 4,000 troops into Belgium.  They are on their way to France and I don’t think France can hold them off. From the other side Italy is moving into France to invade F2.  They don’t have the troops to fight them off and prepare for Germany there isn’t much they can do. Italy took over part of France and they are just going to keep moving on. Germany moved in soon after to F1 and France’s troops are trying to keep fighting but they are getting weak they can’t hold on for much longer. The axis powers are victorious yet again they are unstoppable, all we have left for Axis powers are Great Britain and U.S.  

1942-

France has just a small portion of land left and Germany is moving in yet again to defeat them all for good. France knows they are coming and they are ready for them but they are really beat up and Germany keeps coming back stronger and stronger but France can not give up. They have sent everything they could which is not a lot and Great Britain is trying to keep the small portion of France on the board but it’s not looking good. It was not a good day for my allied friends from France they had a harsh battle with Germany and France could not make it through. Germany has taken over France for good, and now we have to see what will happen next with our other allies. 

1943- 

France has been through a tough war last year and they were unfortunately  defeated. Our allies are going down one by one. All we have is Great Britain and the U.S.A. You could cut then tension between Axis powers and Allied powers with a knife. Not only was Germany trying to take everything from the Allied but they went after the USSR. Great Britain needs a break they have been trying to defend their land. A lot of movement was done which I think gave the Allied powers a huge advantage. Looks like Germany didn’t really have a strategy they just wanted to destroy things with Japan. The Allied powers had been secretly talking to Austria Hungry to join us.  

1944-

The Allied powers are tired of being pushed around by Germany and Japan. Germanys troops left Germany wide open and in came the U.S, and France. They used Great Britain’s ships. The United States and France are taking over Poland from the axis powers, because they left it wide open with no troops. 

1945- 

The allied powers can’t take much more but Great Britain and the US are moving in on our enemies and defeating them one by one. All France, and Poland can do is sit back and help the other Allied powers mentally. This war will be over soon and we will not stop until it’s in our favor! 

Second World War Lesson Plan Student Journal: Great Britain

Second World War Lesson Plan

Great Britain 2 1938 

Today we started scouting other countries and figuring out how we are going to approach this war. We know what materials we have. Currently we are sitting well with iron ore. We need more oil, coal and rubber. If we gather more of these materials we can grow our overall rating up higher. When we gather the materials we need we will look into how we can help Poland from being invaded by Germany. A German invasion is bound to happen in Poland. It is difficult to have to send troops over right away because of the German navy. France will have to stay close allies to us if we want to succeed in this war. Having the US on our side will also help. We can’t allow Germany, Italy, and Japan to gather too much land and resources. Containment is key early on. 

Great Britain 2 1939 

The war has started today. We have seen what the axis powers are capable of. Japan will continue to dominate in the Pacific if they are left unchecked. We really need the United States to come in and keep Japan contained. We don’t stand a chance in this war if the United States doesn’t join soon. The USSR has been up to some suspicious activities. I’m concerned if they have decided to ally with the axis powers. I overheard Japan talking to the USSR about giving them materials. The USSR with materials teamed up with Russia would be unstoppable. We intend to make an alliance with Norway and Sweden to be able to bring our Navy up to control the Baltic Sea Zone. 

Great Britain 2 1940 

Our navy and the French navy has proven itself today with our first invasion. We first started the year out by making a secret alliance with Sweden and Norway. The naval attack succeeded in defeating the German ships in the Baltic Sea Zone. We don’t have to worry about the Germans making any advancements over the sea in that direction. Some ships were lost in the process, but that is war. Germany is moving masses of troops into the Netherlands, threatening France with an invasion soon. To help as much as we can, we are shipping in troops expect a standoff against the Germans. The thing we have been waiting for has finally come. The United States has entered the war on the allies side. This is huge good news for us. The next thing that would help is if the USSR joined the allies as well. We lost all of our territory in the Pacific except for Australia. We might need to get those troops out of Australia unless we are reinforced by the United States. Australia could be a good place to stop and store up troops to go against the Japanese. 

Great Britain 2 1941 

This year has started off tough with Germany moving 5,500 troops into Belgium. Things are looking grim for France. We were right, even with the US and Great Britain shipping all of the troops that we could. France has fallen, F1 and F2 have been taken over. Italy has come in from the south and Germany from the North to form the 1 2 punch out to France. We as Great Britain did everything that we could. F3 is still unoccupied by any of the axis powers and is still in ally control. We plan to send in troops to get the defensive bonus if they try to attack any more. The axis powers troops are very weak to the East. If the USSR would join the allies we might stand a chance at retaking France and defeating the axis powers. We would have to share materials with the USSR to get their army rating improved, but we need them to do something. 

Because Great Britain is on an island and all hostile ships around it have been destroyed, we don’t have much of a threat against us. We will just have to keep shipping as many troops as we can into F3 to try and eliminate the axis forces. If the United States wasn’t so far away we might be able to take it back faster. It takes 2 turns to move any US troops into France which is time wasted. 

Great Britain 2 1942 

As expected Italy and Germany have sent in the majority of their troops to F3. We sent in as much defense as possible, but it wasn’t enough. The good thing is, the Germans and Italians troops are all spread out and weakened. We plan to work with the US and send in more troops where they are weak, to eventually retake France and destroy the axis powers. The Germans have attacked the USSR causing them to join the allied forces. This is a big positive for us, now we have a force of troops allied with us to the East of Germany. The US keeps getting more and more troops and ships allowing us to be able to take advantage of their military rating and bring the fight back to the axis powers. Japan has seen the threat that the USSR has against them and they are moving troops to defend against, or possibly invade Eastern USSR. The United States will have to deal with Japan. We are willing to use our ships to transport US troops over into Japan’s territories. An attack by us and the United States together will bring down their dwindling troops in France and Germany. We will have to communicate and work together with the USSR to plan our attacks strategically. 

Great Britain 2 1943 

This year was all about preparations. We have loaded troops into Great Britain to prepare for a invasion into France to take it back. Germany realizes that they don’t stand a chance agains Great Britain and the US together. Germany continues to try and take over parts of the USSR. The USSR’s rating is hurting them as Germany is winning the small battles. Italy is being a real pain as well as they keep shipping troops into the Middle East that is controlled by us. To help out the USSR we are bringing those troops out of the Middle East and into Southern USSR. As we see how all of the Axis Powers troops in Europe are dwindling, it gives us hope. The only real threat in the Axis Powers is Japan. USSR has a large number of troops in the East but I fear it will not be enough. As we work our way into Europe, hopefully it will distract them. We plan on using our ships to the West of the US to help ship troops over into Japanese territory. The US will need to help out in the Pacific if we want to win the war. We could send US troops into Australia to hold them there before taking over different Japanese territories.  Europe is just ground that is ready to be taken over. Japan’s rating and troop number will be difficult to take over, especially because of how they are geographically positioned. It will take time to get anything all the way over to Japan. 

Great Britain 2 1944

This is it, D-Day. We’ve made enough preparations and have enough troops along with the United States. We are ready to take back France. We expect some resistance, weather or not Italy will assist Germany we cannot say. We have been successful in taking France back. Now we have a strategic place that we can ship troops to keep taking the fight to the Germans. Italy has been taking over more and more places in the Middle East. After they were done and we threatened to overtake their homeland, they sent an alliance paper to us. We decided to ally with them so that we could cleanse the rest of Europe. More time spent fighting another country like Italy, is time wasted. Making allies with them was in our best interest. USSR is barely holding in there, Japan is pushing to the East and Germany is getting dangerously close to Central USSR territory. With more movement of the troops that were in the Middle East we will be there to help defend against an invasion. We have also strategically moved our ships to the North Sea Zone to be able to ship our troops directly into Germany. Taking all of this land in Europe has also given us more and more resources. This takes resources away from the enemy and gives us resources. Japan proves as the biggest threat now, our ships will come in handy for moving US troops into Japan. They can be stored in Australia if they need to be. 

Germany 2 1945

The war has become a game of cat and mouse. Germany is running from us as we liberate Europe. The USSR as expected has failed to hold off both Japan and Germany pushing on both sides. We couldn’t chase down Germany in time to save them from being invaded by Germany.  Our troops in Australia have withstood an attack with some help from the United States. Australia is an important place to have so that we can store troops there until we are ready to attack Japan. If we had one more year of war, the rest of USSR would be cleansed of all axis powers. If we only had more time during each invasion and movement period, this war would be over. Many more opportunities would have presented themselves. We could have helped protect the USSR if we had more time to move our troops into Ukraine. The US is moving more ships into the Pacific helping to defeat the Japanese in their territories. With a few more turns, all axis powers will be defeated. The United States has helped out so much in the war. 

World War 2 Simulation Student Journal: China & Finland

World War 2 Simulation

Finland & China 2 1938

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

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

Finland & China 2, 1939

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

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

Finland & China 2, 1940

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

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

Finland & China 2, 1941

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

Finland & China 2, 1942

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

Finland & China 2, 1943

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

Finland & China 2, 1944

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

World War II Activities Student Journal: Great Britain

World War II Activities

Great Britain 2 1938

We are getting to know our country and find out some of the goals we need to accomplish and how we are going to do it. We are going to try and figure out our strategy. Tomorrow, we plan on announcing that we are going to support Poland. This will help us with one of our objectives, of honoring our alliance with Poland. We plan to honor alliance with Belgium as well. In the future, we plan on taking over the Baltic Sea to prevent Germany coming over and this will also help us invade other countries. We are going to try and get our rating as high as possible. We are planning to try and get as many natural resources we can get from the United States. We are going to do everything we can do complete our objectives!

Great Britain 2, 1939

Today we convinced the U.S. to give us some resources, they gave us some oil, so now all we need us rubber. We now have a secret alliance with the United States. We were going to make an alliance with the USSR but we saw them making alliance with people against us, so we decided not too. The USSR also turned on Poland, so we know that they can’t be trusted. We helped China when they got invaded but they still lost. Tomorrow, we are planning on asking Norway and Sweden if they want to make an alliance with us. We were thinking about taking over Arabia to get more coal, but the U.S. gave us some instead. 

Great Britain 2, 1940

France helped us take over the Baltic Sea Zone. China needed some coal,  so we decided to give them some since we had more than we needed, We also made our alliance with Sweden and Norway official. We decided to keep to secret, we don’t think anyone needs to know about it. We were asking around to see if anyone needs any resources, because we have all of ours except the rubber. We are struggling to get rubber because the axis powers have most of it. 

Great Britain 2, 1941

The United States moved 400 troops over into France. They did this because Germany moved troops into Belgium, so they were going to get invaded soon. Germany did end up  invaded F1 of France, the United States and France moved everything they could. We also moved everything we could to help them but Germany still won. We sent over some troops to help the U.S. when Japan invaded the Philippines but that didn’t really help. 

Great Britain 2, 1942

Germany invaded F3 of France and we sent all of out troops that we could. We knew that we wouldn’t win, but we decided to do it anyways because it would weaken Germany. We were right, we didn’t win but it did weaken them. Italy invaded Egypt and we brought in 50 troops from Palestine. The axis powers still won. The USSR turned to the Allied Powers. We were a little skeptical at first, because in the beginning they betrayed the allied powers, but we decided to take a chance and trust them. They needed a lot of resources. We took over Arabia, to get the 5 coal. We are planning on giving the USSR 12 coal. 

Great Britain 2, 1943

The Axis Powers took over Poland, which made them even weaker. We are planning on taking F3 of France back or taking over Germany. We have to move troops to certain spots in order for this to work. So it’ll take a awhile to accomplish this. Italy invaded Arabia and Serbia we decided not to do anything because it’s not worth it. We lost the coal that we gained from that country but it was okay because we had the coal that we needed. We just couldn’t give the USSR the coal that they needed. 

Great Britain 2, 1944

We finally decided to invade F1 of France to get it back from the Axis powers. We won. Then we moved some troops to prepare for taking over Germany. We are also thinking on taking over the rest of France. We took over F3 of France and then we attacked Germany and we won. The U.S. took over the rest of France. The U.S. invaded the Netherlands and P1 of Poland and they won. We are trying to get as much territory and land as we can. 

Great Britain 2, 1945

We decided to take over Belarus, and we won.  The USSR isn’t looking to good, Japan is trying to take over. We are trying our best to fight back and help them, but there wasn’t much that we could do. We have started to take some of the territory that they had lost. We had an advantage in the war because we were on an island. It would have been very hard for the other countries to invade us. It also made it easier for us too move in navy. Overall, we accomplished many things. The allied powers won the war and we completed most or even maybe all of our objectives that we had.