Student Journal: Cold War Simulation, Italy

Italy 7 Orientation Day:

Initial Thoughts: This war is going to be super crazy. Everyone knows that this war would mean the end of the world. If nuclear bombs are released then the world would break off into a bunch of losses. Many people won’t survive. Many countries will be destroyed. Nuclear bombs are very terrible in the fact that they would mean the destruction of everything. 

Strategy: My country and allies are going to keep up the defensive act as much as possible. We are making every decision together and are keeping up the defense. 

Italy 7 Day 1:

Thoughts: The Warsaw pact attacked Turkey. NATO asked our ally Greece if they could help Turkey in the fight to save their country. Greece’s leader declined to help. This means that Turkey was taken over and now the country is under the control of the Warsaw pact.  NATO has made the decision to attack Eastern Germany after their declaration of the Berlin Wall. NATO was victorious and took over the communist controlled East Germany. I let France move their troops into Italy so that together we can attack Yugoslavia. We decided against that choice because of the fact that the Warsaw pact was taking over Yugoslavia. The Warsaw pact attacked the people in East Germany again. With this fight Eastern Germany was taken back from the Warsaw pact. Portugal’s troops moved over to my country and are able to help fight. The Warsaw pact attacked my country Italy. France and Portugal troops that were in my country were not enough to save my country. Italy was taken over. West Germany was attacked and taken over from the Warsaw pact. 

Strategy: My country Italy is going to work on helping my Allies defend and take over countries. I am going to work with the United States to fight the communist party’s so that we can get rid of as many communist parties as we can. We started with one of the biggest communist controlled countries in the world, East Germany. I am going to let any troops that I need in my country in. We all made the decision to move up a DEFCON making NATO into DEFCON 3. The Warsaw pact followed this with moving up DEFCON 3 as well. 

Italy 7 Day 2:

Thoughts: NATO decided to start this year off with the attack on Cuba. This was a victory for NATO. NATO needs to fight back to gain more land back and take out Warsaw’s troops. NATO wants to gain back my country of Italy to stop communism from spreading. NATO also wants to get back West Germany. After our bombing from last year we gained both countries back. The USSR is moving their troops into their Warsaw Pact allie’s countries. The war is about to get really serious and way more dangerous. After the events of last year when NATO decided to move up a DEFCON which put us at 2. The Warsaw Pact decided to move up their DEFCON to a 2 as well. The Warsaw Pact bombed West Germany, Italy, and Norway. Norway was taken over by the Warsaw Pact. Italy has been bombed so many times, I am not sure what will be left of my people. NATO  is now trying to go along with their plan and gaining back our old territories. They started with Turkey and then gained back Greece afterwards. The Warsaw Pact attacked Turkey again to take it back from NATO. The Warsaw Pact moved to DEFCON 1 and in retaliation NATO also moved to DEFCON 1. NATO decided together to attack East Germany. Eventually East Germany was taken over. In retaliation East Germany was bombed from the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Pact wanted East Germany back so they attacked it again and got it back. France talked to us and we all decided that France should move their troops over to the Netherlands. The Warsaw Pact launched their nuclear bombs so our nuclear bombs were set off.  By the bombs being unleashed, it caused the end of the world and no one survived. 

Strategy: In order to try and get our land back and attack Warsaw’s troops, we have decided to use France’s tactical bombs in order to take out the troops in both West Germany and Italy. NATO is working on reinforcing some of our countries. Troops are moving everywhere. NATO is preparing for a huge attack on the Warsaw Pact. NATO plans to take over the USSR since their troops are out of their main land. We need to get our territory back and gain some more so we are launching many attacks on East Germany.