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WWII Simulation Student Journal: Italy

Italy 4 1938 –  WWII Simulation

The best thing for us to do is move our troops and Navy.  Our plan is to take over Greece, French North Africa, or Egypt.  We would like to attack French North Africa first because they have some of the resources we need, and it would also help us complete one of our objectives.  There is no point in having our navy in the Tyrrhenian, because it is helping no one.  We are going to move some to the East Mediterranean sea zone, and also the West Mediterranean sea zone. 

Italy 4 1939 –  

Without being able to move or do any military operations, our plan for 1940 is still the same as 1938.  Move our navy into the East and West Mediterranean sea zones, and attack French North Africa, so we can get some resources that we need.  After that we are going to try and attack Egypt, because it is one of the closer countries that we need to acquire to complete one of our objectives. Japan and Germany went to many battles this year, both of their troops were very strong so they just kept attacking and attacking to take over more and more territory.  They did very well this year and conquered many different territories. 

Italy 4 1940 –  

We noticed Great Britain moved their Navy towards Italy into the West Mediterranean sea zone, so our plans have changed.  Instead of trying to attack French North Africa we have decided to just stand our ground instead and wait to see if Great Britain attacks us first because, it is better anyways to be the defender instead of the attacker.  Great Britain and France started to attack in the Tyrrhenian sea zone that Italy owned, and won that Navy battle.  They then moved to Libya who Italy also owns and we only had 240 troops and they had 300 there was nothing we could do because they took out all of our Navy so we couldn’t move any more troops to Libya to help and no one else had Navy in that sea zone to send troops either, so they gained that territory as well. It was very devastating but unfortunately there was just nothing that we could have done. 

Italy 4 1941 –  

Our plan for this year is to take over Yugoslavia with the help of Bulgaria and Hungary.  If we end up getting the victory it will help us then take over Albania and Greece which is one of the objectives.  And we are victorious, with the help from other countries we conquered Yugoslavia, so now it will be easier to get Albania, and Greece.  We acquired Greece, and still have 164 troops leftover, so our next plan is to take over Albania.  Axis powers are pushing ahead, and claiming tons of territory.  It is not looking very hopeful for the Allies or Neutrals.  

Italy 4 1942 –  

This year’s plan is to take over France with the help of Germany because then we can use France’s Navy.  We also would like to conquer Albania to complete one of the objectives.  If we get France then we can use their navy which would be ours if we win, to attack Iraq, Syria, Egypt, and the rest of the countries down there. We have started a battle with Albania, and only sent four troops over, because no one can come and help them anyways. We gained Albania!  Next mission is for Germany to attack France first and then we will help.  Great Britain and the US both moved troops into France so we are guessing they are either going to try and go after Germany or us.  Germany just conquered F1 of France! It is now our turn to try and take over F2.  We sent over 3,000 troops and unfortunately that wasn’t enough.  That pretty much goes to show how weak Italy’s army is. 

Italy 4 1943 –  

Right now Italy is at a bit of a halt. There’s really not much more we can do with all of our navy gone and all of the places we need to conquer, we would need someone’s navy for.  The USSR has 20 navy in the East Mediterranean sea zone but that still wouldn’t be enough troops to take over the places that we need.  Germany acquired another part of France which is good for us, because if somehow the Axis powers could take over that last piece of France we might be able to use some of their navy to get the places we need.  But we only have a couple years left, so we’ll see what happens. We moved some of our troops into a part of France to help Germany take over that last bit of France that is  left. We got the last piece of France so we are going to ask France if we could use their navy. 

Italy 4 1944 –  

Italy is still at a halt, and now the USSR’s navy got wiped out so there is no hope.  There was talk to maybe ask the US if we could use their navy, but with them being a part of the Allies the chances are very low.  There is really nothing we can do.  1944 was not very eventful, there were not many wars, and if there were, the axis powers usually won.  There was one navy battle with Japan and the US and the US knocked out all of their navy.  The US also tried to get Norway back and won. That was not much of a loss for the Axis powers because of how much land we have already conquered. 

Italy 4 1945 – 

 The war is starting to slow down.  Battles are becoming less and less.  Italy is at a standstill because none of the Axis powers have any more navy to get anywhere, we just have to move from country to country if we want to get somewhere.   The US just invaded Hawaii which Japan owned, and the US won. The Allies are trying to get back places that the Axis powers took over, but there still isn’t a lot they can do because if they attack first we will just send more troops then them so that we will keep our territories.  The US and Great Britain just attacked F3 of France which the Axis powers had taken from them earlier in the war.  Italy and Germany just sent all of their troops into France to try and defend it but it was not enough and they got it back.  They went to war with Sweden as well because we took it from them, and they got that back too.  The Allies just got Finland.  It was a battle that was very close but the Allies won. Italy tried to get F2 back not knowing they could move two zones.  So they moved a lot of their troops into F2 to attack and we lost.  That ended the war, and it is still an Axis Power victory, so I’m happy with the outcome. 

WWII Simulation Student Journal: Finland and China

China 4 1938 WWII Simulation

We were going through a lot in our country before WW2 even started. We had a civil war going on between the communists and the nationalists, and that affected us in the war. Even though we had a decent amount of troops, we had no resources to develop a stronger military. Our plan was to get the US to give us resources, and gladly they said they would provide us resources.

Finland 4 1938

Finland is making their strategies and looking at every way they could possibly get hurt so they can have a plan to stop it. For example, the USSR could attack us. So our plan was just to defend because the USSR is very weak compared to our military. We don’t think Sweden is going to do anything because they barely have any troops. We would actually try to negotiate with them so we could protect each other and maybe in exchange I could get some Iron they have. We talked to Germany to see if they could defend us and they said they would, but they wanted us to join them. We were only going to join if there wasn’t anything else we could do. 

China 4 1939

Japan decided to attack North Central China. They were able to conquer it and they were heading to South Central China. We didn’t have the resources from the US yet and we weren’t going to be able to get them for a while. So, the Japanese finally attacked SC China and they took over as well. Now it’s just a matter of time when they decide to strike again. Hopefully we can get the resources before they do so that way we could actually defend ourselves better and fight back. 

Finland 4 1939

Our mindset is strong and clear, “Stay out of any affairs” We have a strong military and we are planning on making it even stronger. To do that we need natural resources. It doesn’t matter who we get it from as long as we get them. Right now everything up North is looking good except for the Germans that are slowly moving towards us. Gladly, I spoke with them and they won’t attack us. Maybe I would be able to get some natural resources from them. We’ll see…

China 4 1940

“Red notice” “Red notice”. China is under attack again and the Japanese were able to stop the resources transfer from the United States. That was our only hope to try and fight back the Japanese. Now, we are pretty much screwed. They took over North West China first. I sent troops from Tibet but they didn’t do anything. Just as I thought it would happen, the Japanese took over Tibet and that was the fall from China. Japan just kept going and no one could stop them. They took over India, the Thailand and just kept going.

Finland 4 1940

The USSR decided to attack us. We already had this in our minds, so we stood strong and we were able to beat them. We had 78 troops left and we saw that they were making some movements with their troops. Gladly, we came to an agreement to not attack each other and instead we should help each other out. Even though we came to an agreement, we talked to Germany to see if they would defend us. They said they would but they didn’t have any navy to move troops in case they needed to send some. So we just stayed like that and hoped for the best.

China 4 1941

We slowly watched Japan take over everything in our area, they started with us and now they were heading for The Philippines, then New Guinea. All of the sudden, they controlled everything in this area, even Australia. 

Finland 4 1941

The USSR broke their promise and attacked us in 1941. Unfortunately, the leader of Finland wasn’t in office and couldn’t do anything to try and stop the USSR. He couldn’t make an alliance with Germany to scare the USSR off, or have Germany convince them not attack me and instead we could all work together, but no, we were just taken over and we couldn’t do anything. You might be wondering why the leader of Finland wasn’t in office…  well it was because it had passed away 

China & Finland 4 1942

A lot of things were going on. The Allies tried to stop Japan with troops and navy but they were just very strong. They kept moving west taking over everything in their path. While the Japanese were doing that, the USSR was also expanding their territory. They started in 1941 with Finland and they kept going, taking over Sweden and Norway. Also, they took over Albania and Trans Jordon. One huge event was the fall of France. The Nazis attacked France in 1942 and so did Italy. The Axis powers controlled most of Europe at that time. 

China & Finland 4 1943

The Axis power made few movements and attacks during this year. Yet, the Allies started to be more aggressive and tried to take over territory. The United States attacked Norway and took over it and then proceeded to attack Sweden. Great Britain attacked the USSR navy in the baltic sea zone taking over that sea zone as well. Because the Axis powers controlled most of Europe, they couldn’t go and invade other areas that were from the allies, they just had to defend in case the Allies decided to make a strategy. 

China & Finland 4 1944

During this year, the Axis powers didn’t attack once, they were just defending and the Allies were the ones making all the moves of trying to take back what was theirs. 

China & Finland 1945

The United States and Great Britain started to be the most aggressive they’ve ever been during the war. They attacked France which was taken over by Axis Forces and they manage to capture back. They were also making moves on the North taking over Sweden and Finland against the USSR and the Japanese armies. The Axis powers took back F1 of France but the Allies took it back again. Overall the Axis Powers had the most land, but the Allies were slowly taking back what they lost. Great Britain took over the East Mediterranean Sea against the USSR. The US tried to take the Central Pacific but no one won that. So pretty much the Allies were getting their sea zones back and then they would proceed to attack land. The US took back ALASKA from Japan that had previously taken it.

WWI Simulation Student Journals: Italy

Italy, block 4, 1914 WWI Simulation

Current thoughts, seeing as we are not able to mobilize in the year of 1914 and we must somehow gain control of part of Austria-Hungary. It also states that we need to make Alliances with France in secret but we also somehow need to be in alliance with Austria-Hungary and Germany at the same time. My thinking is that we need to speak with France and Austria-Hungary to ensure we can still do some things that our objectives say. For France I think we should form an alliance that states we will not take action in any wars on them if they do the same for us. For Austria-Hungary I think we should form an alliance that states in exchange for south Tyrol and Trieste we will help them in 2 wars of our choice. 

Italy, block 4, 1915

We have made a neutral alliance with France in secret of course. My next duty is to decide what alliance to form with the Central powers in order to secure South Tyrol and Trieste. That plan failed. Troy (AH) said he will never need our help so plan B is going to have to be Ally with France and the Allies and take Austria-Hungary with the help of the Allies. We were attacked in Libya by the Ottoman Empire but we were able to send troops and defeat the Ottoman Empire. Towards the end of the year Austria-Hungary tried to take a stab at Montenegro which failed as France and Italy sent troops to aid Montenegro troops. I think Italy is going to have to step it up if we wanna accomplish our objectives and we are going to need the help of the Allies. As Germany and Austria-Hungary thin their troops out we need to hit them while they are weak. If that doesn’t work Italy may need to try to ally with the central powers again to secure South Tyrol and Trieste to save our Itailians in these places. 

Italy, block 4, 1916

Although Russia seems to think Italy needs to take Egypt I don’t think it’s necessary right now to take it. The bigger thing the Allies need to accomplish is taking parts of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia is most likely going to be taken out by the Ottoman Empire but there is a chance that if Italy strikes we could take the Ottoman Empire. Russia wasted 3000 troops on O2 and I don’t know what we are going to do now. 

Italy, block 4, 1917

Several wars have gone on. Italy hasn’t really been able to take part in any other than the invasion of Serbia. Italy took over O1 and now we should be able to start on Austria-Hungary. The Allies are planning on taking G1 so we aren’t really able to do anything about that but I think as long as we stand our ground and eventually take the land we need from Austria-Hungary. I don’t think they have any plans on taking over Italy but we should be able to defend ourselves.  

Italy, block 4, 1918

The Central Powers want Italy to form an Alliance with them in order to be able to cross Italy and get my help with taking France. The way it’s looking, nothing is going to happen and therefore my objectives to claim part of Austria-Hungary are not going to be completed. It most likely will end up not going anywhere but I’m not sure how we consider it a victory or a loss. If I were to switch Italy and move to the Central Powers side, then Troy goes against his objectives but the way they make it sound I would get co-control of the land but then it technically is not in my full control. I think the whole point is that no matter what you do it’s the choices you make that are going to depend if you complete your objectives or not. If no one is going to attempt Italy there is nothing I can really do but if they choose to move into Italy then France really can’t help me either cause they’re defending their own lands too. Because I didn’t join them and lose my objectives I lose all of them and lose everything I could have to get points from. Looking back, I think Elise and I should have just tried to do as much as we could to complete our objectives even if that meant not making a secret alliance with France or an alliance in general with the allies in 1915. All in all, I think Italy did what we could by ourselves. We just sided with the wrong people who never were really going to help us complete our goals. 

WWII Simulation Student Journal: France

Me or I = the French or France WWII Simulation

France 4 1939 – The war in Asia had gotten worse for China, France, and Great Britain because China, France, and Great Britain lost a lot of troops. China also lost a lot of territory due to the Japanese invading and having many victories.France is the country that is protecting the British rubber that had originally been in Burma. Great Britain was going to try to send France some rubber and oil but the Japanese invaded Burma before Great Britain was able to get it sent to France.

France 4 1940 – Great Britain and I have moved our ships to the West Mediterranean Sea Zone so we can then attack the Italian navy. Great Britain and I attacked Libya and that was a successful mission. The naval mission against the Italian Navy was a success now the Germans and the Italians do not have a navy that they could use to move troops. Now that the Italians don’t have a navy they can’t help any of the Axis powers move troops across any of the oceans. 

Franc3 4 1941 – France put soldiers into Yugoslavia to try to help protect them from the Axis powers but that was an unsuccessful battel, and the Axis powers took control of Yugoslavia. The French soldiers are terrified because of the German forces that are in Belgium. The Germans have put more troops into Belgium, I am assuming that they are going to try and attack the French. The German Forces haven’t moved from Belgium to attack France, so now French Soldiers are starting to think that the Germans are waiting for me to attack them.

France 4 1942 – The Germans are still in Belgium, I am still thinking that they are waiting for me to attack before they will do anything. I am going to try to stall to allow more Allied Forces to help in France with fighting against the German Army. Great Britain is taking over Ireland. Germany finally attacked and we lost to them, now Italy is going to attack so hopefully we can beat them to keep more of France alive. The French soldiers killed all of the invading Italians. France is still alive.

France 4 1943 – My army only has 298 soldiers left. Hopefully, Germany and Italy don’t attack until I can get more troops from Great Britain. Now I only have 4 French soldiers that are alive, and they are in Africa, but the French Navy is alive. I am allowing the British and the Americans to use my navy for whatever they need to use it for. The reason why France lost so many soldiers is that Italy and Germany tried to invade France, but only Germany was able to defeat the French Army. The Axis powers also were able to gain complete control of France. The 4 remaining French soldiers and the British troops that are in Libya have to move to the French North Africa zone to protect it from the Japanese who are trying to invade and conqurer French North Africa. That battle was a success for the British troops and my 1 French soldier that is still alive.

France 4 1944 – The Allies that still have troop are still using the Frenchg ships to use in battles or to use as transportation.The Americans and the British were victorious in Norway. The Japanese invaded Hawaii, but the Americans weren’t able to stop the Japanese from winning that battle for control of Hawaii. The Japanese want to keep control on Hawaii so that way they can then have a chance to attack the Western United States and Alaska.Great Britain and the Americans sank all of Japan’s Navy. 

France 4 1945 – The French Navy is still being used by the rest of the Allies. The Americans retook Hawaii from Japan. The Axis powers don’t have any navies, so the only way that they can attack is on land. Great Britain and the United States. The Axis powers are doing a lot of movement with their troops. The Allies went to attack the Germans and the Italians that were in France, and the Allies were victorious. France now has at least a little bit of hope that the Allies will help get back a lot of French territories. The Allies also are invading Sweden and Finland. Both of those battles were victorious for the Allies. The Allies were not able to win the war. One of the main reasons is that the USSR joined the Axis powers in the middle years of the war.

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Germany

Germany 4 1913 WWI Simulation

Serbia has gained more territory during the Balkan wars, which is threatening Austro-Hungarian supremacy. This is terrible, as we have an alliance with Austria-Hungary. I’m not looking for war, but we might be pulled into one. Additionally, Russia and France have formed an alliance, no doubt against us. If things keep going down this path, the next few years are going to be very tough. 

Germany 4 1914 

This is war, and it’s about to get ugly. If we don’t hit the Russians hard, they might be our biggest threat. I want to move some troops into their territory, as well as some of Austria’s. They are our biggest ally, and if we want to win this war, we have to work together. I just hope Russia doesn’t send in more troops, because I don’t want to start this war with a loss. Actually, nevermind. No matter what happens, Russia will not get the last laugh. If they beat us, I’ll send more troops. I’ll keep sending troops until that territory is mine!

Germany 4 1915 

Bulgaria has joined the Central Powers. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about their decision, so I’m glad they partnered with the right side. With their help, we might be able to protect the Ottoman Empire from the Russian’s. They might also help in taking over Serbia and Montenegro. I hope the Ottomans attack Egypt. It’d be an easy win for them and a way to boost troop morale. Additionally, it would get some troops away from Russia, in case they try something. I just hope they stay away from Libya.  I really want Italy to join us, but Libya is their territory and attacking them would throw any chance of that out the window. I don’t think I’ll attack anyone this year. It would be suicide to move deeper into Russia, and I don’t want to force Belgium to let us through. We’re kind of stuck right now. I want to do something with our Navy, but we’re surrounded by Allies. Luckily we have U-Boats, and I feel like sinking some ships. Speaking of which, our U-Boats sank a British ocean liner carrying 170 tons of war mution for Britain. While I don’t feel good about killing over 1,000 civilians, I’d rather it be them than us. I just hope that the United States doesn’t join this war. The last thing Germany needs is another country to worry about fighting. 

Germany 4 1916

We ended 1915 with a few losses. The Ottomans, Bulgarians, and Austrians were all defeated in various battles, Italy and Romania joined the Allies, our Navy was obliterated, and Serbia is stronger than ever. The Allies now have the momentum and I can feel my confidence slipping away. If 1916 doesn’t go well for us, we might as well surrender. I have a feeling Russia is going to attack the Ottomans. Their troops significantly outnumber them. If we lose the Ottomans, this war is over. However, if Russia does push the Ottoman Empire, that will move troops out of Russia and allow us to attack. Either way, the Russian’s are going down. 

Germany 4 1917

Just like I had predicted, Russia collapsed. The only sad part was that it was from a Civil War. I would have prefered to take them by force, but a win is a win so I can’t complain. Especially since now we only have to worry about the West. Before it felt like we were being sandwiched. Due to this, I think we can move back and keep France, Great Britain, and the United States in line. This year, there are only a few things I want to do. First, I want the Central Powers to take Romania. We’ve tried negotiating, but they haven’t budged and leave us no choice. After we take Romania, I want Serbia and Montenegro. It’d also be nice to take Italy but I think there’s a chance that they jump ship and join us, so it’s best to hold off for now. 

Germany 4 1918

The end is near, I can feel it. The Allies have been piling troops into Belgium, and I know they’re going to attack. The good news is that I think we can take them. After Belgium is cleared out, I want to send every last soldier we have into France. I know it’s probably pointless and the chances of us winning are slim, but I don’t care. I want the Alsace and Lorraine provinces back, no matter the cost. Regardless of what happens, the Central Powers have won this war. The remaining Ottomans and Austrians are taking back the Ottoman Empire and Montenegro as we speak. Additionally, Austria-Hungary is in a position to take Northern Italy. I can’t believe the Allies thought they could take us!

WWII Simulation Student Journal: Soviet Union

USSR, 4, 1939 WWII Simulation

We can sense the distress around us as the world has split once again. The Axis powers pose a true threat to the wellbeing of our world. Their armies are powerful and merciless. They have already invaded all of Poland this year. Which puts a rut in our plans to invade P2 of Poland. We thought of attacking back but decided not to due to the loss of troops we would have and the official treaty with Germany being broken. We have given Germany oil resources in hopes to keep the peace. We expect an attack from Germany soon though, knowing that they want to spread their territory as wide as possible.

USSR, 4, 1940

Our earliest move was attacking Finland. We were unsuccessful in taking over and lost many troops. I wish our armies were more powerful but it is hard to conquer and grow when our resources are low. We still await Germany’s attack. We plan on taking Finland again and eventually, try to take Rumania. Poland is a dream invasion considering how strong Germany is growing. But the resources they provide would be an improvement to our armies. We have just attacked Estonia with one troop. There are no resources but we could use the land.

USSR, 4, 1941

We have joined the Axis Powers. We believe that their strength will help us and protect us. The Allied Powers seem to be losing more land by the day. I understand that we can only help so much with our weak troops but we plan to help transport and take over in North West Europe. We have successfully invaded Finland and plan to overtake Sweden and Norway with the Allies worried about German forces. The Axis powers have asked us to move our navy and together we plan to take over the Southern resources.

USSR, 4, 1942

The Axis Powers are successfully taking over the Middle East and plan to move to Africa. The USSR has successfully taken all Northern Europe. I worry though that the Allies will have a sudden burst of power. But they have hardly made any dents in the war against us and seem to refuse to move.

USSR, 4, 1943

This year the Allies decided to start moving. They also have lost all of France this year to the Axis powers. We are thankful that we have closed off the Allies’ way through the Southern Canals near Egypt. This helps us with not getting attacked because the Allies can’t use their navy. We actually unknowingly did this but I’m glad that it happened this way. The thing that stresses me out the most is the US and Britain’s interest in Norway and Sweden which he had taken a few years ago. Because of their grasp on Norway it could be easy for them to move Westward and take part of the USSR. We’re hoping that Japan will send their troops in time to help aid us against the Allies.

USSR, 4, 1944

There wasn’t much war movement for us this year. We have moved are forced further North to help defend against the uncoming Allies. Japan troops are growing close. We await the Allie’s attack on our country and plan to defend. I am hoping that this war ends soon. I believe the Axis power’s armies are stretched far. And even with our amount of land owned, I fear the US and Great Britain could still prevail with the right moves. The main thing that the Axis Powers could truly use at this point would be a strong navy. But unfortunely we lack that except for Japan. Our country cannot take much more of this fighting. We are stretching our troops far enough already.

USSR, 4, 1945

My biggest fear for this comming year is an Eastern invasion from the Allies. Their navy is strong enough to transfer armies over to Norway and Sweden. We still have not taken back Norway. We plan to stand our ground and keep Sweden, we cannot afford attacking the Allies with our weak armies. I hope Japan comes soon to our defense. Japan has lost Hawaii, which isn’t a huge loss and doesn’t truly affect us, but still, the Allies are trying to instill fear. The Allies have taken back Norway, Sweden and Finland. Japan’s troops have defended us but still have failed to keep us safe. Our armies are demolished. I now pray that we can make it through this year with our country still intact. The war is over! And the USSR is still entact. We couldn’t be more realived. I hope that this is the end of these great wars. Our country needs to recover.

WWI Simulation Student Journal: Portugal and Belgium

Belgium 4 1913 WWI Simulation

I heard through the grapevine that Serbia was being blamed for the assassionation of the Archduke of Austria- Hungary. I have also heard that “the Allies” are meeting together to help protect Serbia. 

Portugal 4 1913

I have heard that the Austrian- Hungarian Archduke was assassinated by Serbia. There are also rumors of war starting. I plan not to join the war, but in hard times things may chnage course. 

Belgium 4 1914

We have moblized our troops, so we are more prepared for war. Since, we are in between two of the major players. France promised to help protect Belgium if anyone from central powers tried to attack. While, Great Britain promised to protect our neutrality. I have heard that Austria- Hungary and Germany attacked Russia twice, Russia pulled through the first time with less than a hundred troops left. Austria- Hungary won the second attack on Russia, Russia lost some of their land to Germany and Austria- Hungary.

Portugal 4 1914

Portugal has stayed neutral in the war so far. We hope to stay neutral, Great Britian proposed an allaince, of course we said no to stay out of the war.  Russia fended off an attack from Austria-Hungary and Germany, but then lost to them in another attack. The Central powers now have control over part of Russia.

Belgium 4 1915

Word has traveled through the lands that the Ottoman Empire has taken over Egypt. There has been word that the Germans took down an American Ship. The Allied powers took down Germany’s Navy. There is so much going on around us here in Belgium, yet we are trying to stay out of it. Russia tried to invade the Ottoman Empire and lost. I don’t honestly know what Russia thought was going to happen but they do not have enough guns for all their men. Great Britain has promised to defend our nuetrality. Austria- Hungary and Germany have struck again! Yet this time it was on Serbia, Austria- Hungary and Germany lost. The Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria attacked Libya. Italy had moved troops into Libya and protected it.

Portugal 4 1915

We are staying out of the war, although thoughts of joining have come up. The Ottoman Empire has attacked Egypt and taken it over. The Germans have shot down an American ship killing many people. The Allies attacked the German Navy and took them down. The Allies seem to be winning the war. Russia tried to invade the Ottoman Empire, but failed miserably.  Austria- Hungary and Bulgaria attacked Serbia and Serbia came out ahead. The Central powers are on the move now taking all the land they can. Italy came to Libya’s rescue when the Ottoman Empire attacked.

Belgium 4 1916

Not many things have happened this year. Portugal has joined the Allies. France, Great Britain and Italy took out Austria- Hungary’s Navy. Many of the Allies have asked to move through our land.

Portugal 4 1916

We have moblized our troops, even though war has been slow. We have also joined the Allies. There are whispers throughout the Allies about taking over Bulgaria. France, Great Britain and Italy destroyed Austria-Hungary’s Navy. The war seems as if it has slown down.

Belgium 4 1917

Germany has turned to Mexico for help. The Central powers have attacked Russia’s land again, Russia is not strong enough to ward them off. Russia has gone into civil war and surrendered. The Central powers have captured Romania. The United States, France, and Great Britain are using our land as a bridge to get to Germany. Greece and Serbia have been taken by the Central Powers.

Portugal 4 1917

France is on their way to pick our troops up. Germany has resorted to asking Mexico for help. Russia has lost more land to the Central Powers. Russia has now surrendered  because of a civil war inside their country. Russia is now out of the game. Romania has also been dominated by the Central powers. While the United States, France, and Great Britain are meeting in Belgium, the Central Powers took over Greece and Serbia. The tables are turning, the Central Powers are getting stronger.

Belgium 4 1918

Great Britain, France, and America tried to take Germany’s capital, Germany won and the Allies lost almost six thousand troops. We were attacked by Germany and the Allies used everything they could to protect Belgium, yet their efforts failed and we lost our land to the Central powers.

Portugal  4 1918

Great Britain, France, and America tried to invade Germany’s capital, Germany came out on top. Belgium was then attacked by Germany and the Allies used what they had to protect Belgium’s land, but in the end they lost the fight. Italy was attacked by Austria- Hungary and lost their land.  The Allies now seem to be losing the war, I don’t know what we can do to fix this, the end is doomed for the Allies. The territory in the Ottoman Empire that Italy had was taken back by the Central Powers. The Allies are like a round boulder on a steep hill. France was pursued in a fight by Germany. Great Britain, America and France did their best to save France. The Allies won this battle! Montenegro, which had French troops in it, was taken over by the Central Powers. And the war was over.

WWII Simulation Student Journal: United States

WW2 1938 – Orientation Day WWII Simulation

It’s the year 1938 and the rumors of the war are arising. The Axis powers are developing a plan of action. I think they are going to attack hard to start the war off aggressively. 

WW2 1939-

Poland was attacked instensly by Germany.  They knew they had no chance. There was no plan of action and the Axis powers succeeded.  Belgium took over the small, unprotected, territory of Greece with no conflict.  We are planning on giving our resources to the contries in need.  We made an alliance with Belgium and are giving some resources to keep them in the war.  China also is in desperate need of resources and we are sending them. 

WW2 1940-

Germany is starting this year off with a massive battle.  They try to move their armies into French North Africa.  The Allies were victorious but lost a lot.  The Axis powers took over Belgium with a big fight.  Now Italy is trying to take over Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia is defeated by the Axis powers.  Axis powers take over Norway. Japan is attacking Dutch-East Indies. Axis Powers show a lot of power in the war right now. We are remaining neutral until dragged in.  Our economy can not handle the war at the moment unless we absolutely have to. 

WW2 1941-

This may be the year.  We can’t stand back watching Germany and the Axis powers taking over.  Hitler has too much power and we need to atleast try stopping him.  He is causing too much damage in the war.  Hopefully someone brings us in soon so we can supply our larger countries in need and help the allies.  Japan is going to attack. Japan attacks the allies navy in Pearl Harbor and completely destroys us.  We are forced to join the allies in order to stay in war. Our first move was to assist France in the war.  We were demolished by the Axis powers in the battle.  We lost all 300 troops.  Our Navy is going to take Great Britains troops to try and defeat Norway. Sweden and Finland are assistinf Great Britan on this.  The allies should come out victorious in this battle.

WW2 1942- 

The neutrals are held on by a thread. It looks like the Axis powers are going to drag them to their side and they do.  Now the Axis Powers are larger than ever.  We are again trying to help France so we move Great Britains troops into France and we are victorious.  The Axis powers are attacking French Indo-China so the Netherlands used their navy to move our army into battle.  We moved ours as well and were victorious. Germany attacked France and took it over. 

WW2 1943-

We are going to try and take over Italy.  Our navy is strong and Great Britains troops should be able to take over. We succeed and need reinforcement in that area.  This gives us hope for the war. Great Britain took over Russias navy in a fierce battle. We have to do something with our troops because we can’t get into Europe. We try to move but aren’t succussful. They take over Italy. 

WW2 1944-

This year is becoming clear who is winning.  The Netherlands are getting attacked.  We are the only ones who can help.  We moved 450 troops into the Netherlands to battle the Germans.  The Netherlands are taken over.  The only allied countries left are us, Great Britain, French North Africa, and a few smaller countries. We still have to try taking over those smaller countries.  We try to take back the Netherlands and fail miserably.  The Netherlands navy was also taken over.  Egypt is being demolished by Lybia and Germany. 

WW2 1945-

It is our last hope in the war. We are trying to do anything to take back over Europe. We tried our last shot at Belgium with all of our navy and asisting Great Britain.  We still were unsuccessful. Japan takes over our navy near Hawaii. Belgium is being taken over by Great Britian but is not successful. The allied powers are done for and the axis powers are succesful.

WWI Simulation Student Journal: France

Block 4- France 1913. WWI Simulation

Stakes are already high as country leaders are forming and taking positions. The Great Powers and the Allied Powers already understand their battle for power. We have not yet spoken directly to each other. Agreements are made within the alliances as neutral countries keep to themselves. I worry for smaller countries and their abilities to stay sufficient. France isn’t as strong as our allied countries. Russia has large land numbers and Great Britain’s Navy is a force to be reckoned with. We just hope we will be able to hold our own and be useful in this upcoming war.

Block 4- France 1914

As countries begin discussing ally-ship and pairing off France is doing the same. The leaders of the country are weary of their partners in the Allied Powers. Britain seems reckless and isolates themselves from the others. While Russia is abrasive and seems to lead the Allies. No attacks are made yet but all can feel the tension amongst the countries. Small countries are already reaching out for guidance from larger ones. They are scared. We are all scared in these troubling times with knowing what will inevitably come. Even the United States held a conference with Allied Powers. They seemed unknowing of what to do while being on the other side of the world. France will accept their help but keeps an eye on where their loyalty’s will lie. France feels they cannot truly trust Russia either. They are too self centered and France knows they would sacrifice others for their country. Serbia made their rebuttal speech of the assassination of the Arch Duke of Hungary-Austria. They seem to want peace but will resort to violence. With France’s loyalty to Montenegro we may be dragged into their feud. 

Block 4- France 1915

War begins. Germany decided to attack Russia. France is not surprised by their hastiness. Germany is a very competant army with strong leaders. They will not waste time and instead take action. We only hope that they will not target us because our armies are not strong enough yet. The thing that protects us the most is the Ardennes forest. Belgium wishes to form an alliance with us but we are unsure whether to make it public or not. They say they cannot afford to let Germany march troops on their land. But we are unsure whether we should ally or conquer. Their army is weak and with Belguim destroyed we could reclaim that land and grow closer to Germanic armies. Land was gained and lost between Germany and Russia. The Ottoman Empire seems to pose a threat as well. We must focus on keeping the trading routes open for all of the Alliance’s sakes. We need more countries to form together for troops. Our armies weak and we are stretched thin across Europe. Britain plans to move their troops out after we have destroyed the German Navy. We must keep vigilant about Austria-Hungary. They have tried to take Romania’s partnership away from us. They were unsuccessful but still a threat with their growing army. We believe with our new poisonus gas and growth of our armies with Italy, Romania, and Belguims allyship, that we can pull through this war together.

Block 4- France 1916

When the meetings started I could tell the leaders were tired. We are at a crossroads as a group. As The Great Powers grow in troop size we gain more allies. Italy, Portugal and Romania are in our ranks. Russia is being cocky and used all their troops to try and wipe out the Ottoman Empire. The Great Powers were victorius and Russia is on the verge of collapsing. I don’t know how I feel about Russia’s rulers. They are impulsive and could only drag the Alliance down.

Block 4- France 1917

We are in chaos. We can’t agree on anything. Russia is becoming desperate. Mexico comes to Germany’s aid which can’t mean anything good for us. Submarine warfar begins, risking our Navy. Russia surrenders. We are starting to try to gather troops to storm Germany. We gather in Belguim since they have been gracious enough to let us. We fear we won’t be able to sustain ourselves though. Italy, France and Britian all seem to be frozen in fear. Since Russia’s fall we have become more cautious, careful not to follow suit in their ignorant battle strategies. We have lost so much already; Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro, Serbia. We figure the best thing we can do now for our own country is defend. I hope for the best in our future.

Block 4- France 1918

I was away sick during this year of battle, but my Ministry filled me in on the action that ensued. I am sad to see Belguim fall to the German empire. Though I can’t say I’m surprised. I am grateful for Great Britain and America’s help during this war. I was estatic to hear though that France has stayed intact. And our allies of Britian have survived as well. Italy was no so lucky though. I can’t say we have won this war, only surivived it. I believe that it went all wrong before it even started. The Alliance was not a strong team. We argued and let Russia led us into battle. I should have seen their facade of great leadership before hand. I believe it is because of our lack of initiative and The Great Powers overwhelming strength that led to all this. I only hope we can move forward in the future and better all of our countries.

WWII Simulation Student Journal: Italy

Italy, block 4, 1938 WWII Simulation

I think the best plan of action would be to move navy troops into either the west mediterranean sea zone and start trying to get French North Africa because they have resources that we need. Either that or we can move the navy to the east mediterranean sea zone and get Greece and complete one of our objectives. 

Italy, block 4, 1939

Because we are unable to do military actions until 1940 we are trying to weigh our options as to what we can do once that year comes. I think French North Africa would be best because it gains us some resources. Although if we send troops down there they aren’t really there for any other reason. After that I think Egypt would be a good option to take but Great Britain would be able to have troops after us.

Italy, block 4, 1940

I think it would be best if we just stand our ground until we can get help from Romania and Bulgaria to take Yugoslavia. Great Britain has moved their navy outside of our sea zone and if they potentially attacked then we should be able to defend ourselves. France and Great Britain decided to attack and we are most likely unable to get some of our objectives without a navy. I think our plan is to take yugoslavia and take albania and greece to complete those objectives. We should have moved our troops out from the Tyrrhenian Sea and taken over Great Britain’s ships in the East Mediterranean and moved troops to Libya. 

Italy, block 4, 1941

I think our plan is to take Yugoslavia with the help of Bulgaria and Hungary. Once we take that we can pass through there and take Albania and Greece and complete those objectives and then maybe also get France with the help of Germany. If our plan fails and we are attacked by France first we will need the help from Germany to survive. We have taken over Yugoslavia and we should be able to take out Greece and Albania now as well. We now control Greece. 

Italy, block 4, 1942

We plan to take Albania and possibly France. We have completed our objective to take Albania and Greece. If we take over part of France with Germany then we can get more. We are getting resources from Germany. We got our 6 coal we needed from him. I think our next plan is to co-control part of the countries Japan is getting. With us taking out most of France’s troops now Germany should be able to take over the rest of France and give us some resources again. 

Italy, block 4, 1943

I think the allies are going to try and take us over because the Soviet Union joined us. The way it looks there’s no way for them to win but the US could gain control of France. We moved some of our troops into F2 because Germany might need our help to take over the rest of France. Hopefully we will be able to stand our ground until the end of the war. If there is any chance of us doing anything we need to get Libya back so that we can still get the objective to maintain our original territory. 

Italy, block 4, 1944

I’m thinking that as long as we maintain most of our troops we have now then we should be good by the end of the war. With no navy we are going to be unable to get Libya back and the other territories we need. If we could somehow get the US to let us use their navy to get French North Africa then we could get our objectives. There is no way the US would let us though because it would go against their allies and be harmful to them. We have acquired a lot of our resources for the most part we only need a little bit of iron ore. 

Italy, block 4, 1945

There isn’t much we can do without the abilities to have a navy and move our troops to the places we need. The allies are kind of stuck with what they can do and the amount of time they have left to do it. They are probably going to try and take over Sweden and move into Finland and maybe even the USSR. With us not being able to complete all of our objectives we might not be in the best shape but we need a navy to get them. The way it’s looking, the Axis Powers are winning the war. We also got France taken back because they were able to take out most of our troops that were in France. We still have Italy’s mainland with 100 troops.