WWI: France Journal Period 2

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

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

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

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

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

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.