Category Archives: World War Two Student Journals

WW2 Simulation Journal: Soviet Union 1

USSR 1 1938: My goal is to stay neutral as much as possible. I need to be able to conquer my goals without having to fight Germany. If I would get attacked by either the Allies or Axis powers then I could easy loose my land. I am going to side with the Axis in secrete for now they don’t attack. Right now my goals are simple and if I can avoid fighting in my plans that will be great. I know that I would have to attack Finland and Poland but I still need to do that soon or my chance might fade away.

USSR 1 1939: Of course taking out Poland would be our first choice. The USSR needs the oil. Negations are stressful and when they were done we were allies with Rumania and Germany. Taking down Poland was a little to easy and they were wiped out. The only other thing we did was transfer the resources in Poland to Romania. In our agreement Poland is split in half and because we get more resources we plan on giving some to Germany once we can get some more to sustain ourselves. Our next move was to anxious Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia. Once we done that I felt we accomplished much, but I still felt that we didn’t have much power in the Baltic Sea so we can try to take Finland.

USSR 1 1940: Staying out of the war would be the best choice for now. Let the other powers fight and break down to nothing. My goal to take down Finland was delayed due to the USSR’s rating not being enough. Even though I lost, my goal is still there and I still have my land. Rumania and I had an agreement that we got the resources from Poland in exchange they got Bessarabia in their control. Even though they have it now we will get it back. The only thing I’m worried about is them attacking us.

USSR1 1941: Annexing Bessarabia from Rumania right after I gave it to them in exchange for resources was a sly plan but it helped complete my objective. I have little fear that Rumania would try to take it back. There is also the fact that Germany is busy with France and Great Britain. As for right now we are still neutral and I’m baking on staying like this to keep the pressure off so I can take Finland before Great Britain decides to move to Norway and then east which could foil my plans.

USSR 1 1942: This year was early simple. As the USSR we finely got Finland due to their weakened troops form our loss of the battle in 1940. I am so proud that no one is attacking me. Although it does suck that our navy in the Baltic Sea got wiped out. I think that Great Britain is going to try to have us join them but there is know way I’m getting myself caught up in that mess. Like the saying goes hit two birds with one stone, I’m letting my enemies forces dirndl down so if an attack come I can at least try to survive. Once Rumania seems possible and my troops are moved I’m going in for their land.

USSR 1 1943: I planed to attack Rumania for their land. Due to that being the only way to get their territory. Although I didn’t account on the troops they would be able to defend with and my attack failed. To my defense I did try to take it by sending a lot of troops to the point that they were wakened. I’m not stupid so I won’t be attacking again. Germany will just move a portion of their troops and it would be best of I did the same. I’m gong to loose if I attack again so I will just stand by and let them come to me.

USSR 1 1944: I waited and planned to move troops to defend my border. I took some out of Serbia because they had a better chance of defending than my western troops. I know I’m going to be attacked seeing how easily France just got take over. Japan also has to acquire some land from my eastern territory. I think I have enough troops in each spot to defend and I can now only hope.

USSR 1 1945: I was attacked by Germany so we were forced to join the Allis and was able to defend the Ukraine. The Japanese then attack the Eastern USSR and I was able to defend without loosing any land. The war ended with me have almost all of my plans going perfectly and I put up a good fight against Rumania.

WW2 Simulation Journal: Germany 1

Germany 1938
Today we learned the basics and rules of the games. I hope to make an alliance with Russia tomorrow and hopefully they will help me take down Poland easily, then Italy will I hope help me with France. I don’t trust Russia, but hopefully after they help they will be weak enough for me to take control of. I need to gain control of Great Britain as soon as possible, I know they will attack me as soon as they are able.

Germany 1939
Today we took control of Poland, which was one of our objectives. We got Russia to sign an alliance, which was needed because I need to keep my enemies close. We’ve also gained Norway, Denmark, and the Netherlands.  I know that Great britain needs to protect Belgium, so I’m going to attack Great Britain first so they can’t both attack me. Italy is going to help me take down a large part of France tomorrow, so I hope everything goes as planed.

Germany 1940
We didn’t gain control of France today. We were hoping that by taking belgium wed have them attack us, but they unfortanely didn’t. I honestly don’t have a plan to take down Great Britain or France, but hopefully my allies and I, Germany together will have enough that we can take them quickly and efficiently without much loss.

Germany 1941
Today I feel like we are at a stale mate. Tomorrow I plan on going to war with France, and if I have to attack alone then I will. I don’t trust Russia, and I will be putting more defense on my border with them, and get Italy to send most of their forces to help attack France. Today we lost our navy, so I don’t know how we will help Italy gain the lower land that it needs.

Germany 1942
Today we moved troops into and towards Italy. I no longer trust Russia and none of the Axis want to offer them any help. On Monday we will be attacking the southern part of France, and hopefully will will win. I want to have a spare 1000 troops outside still in Italy so if they do attack us back after we gain the land we can set up a trap, and attack the top part with the left over northern troops. I hope this works my allies are relying on me.

Germany 1943
Today we had great victory! We took control over lower France, so this way we can help Italy get control of the more southern countries by making Great Britain have to go further to take troops to move them. Tomorrow we are declaring war on the top and west part of France, then moving quickly to help Romina. I know that judging from Russia’s moves so far they don’t want to use a lot of troops, and their rating is very low so we will attack the Ukraine and try to win that land so it will be more difficult for them to attack Romina. We will also strengthen our eastern border because I don’t like the build up of troops that has been going on there.

Germany 1944
We finally captured all of France! luckily Great Britain fell for our trap and send some troops to us, so we easily took all the troops they sent, weakening them. Tomorrow I plan on attacking Russia, and trying to get some of the oil so we will have enough. I know our progress is slow but I would rather fight slow sure battles then quick unreliable battles.
Germany 1945
Today on the last day we tried to capture the Ukraine, nut we lost the battle. I was kindle annoyed today because i felt like people were just trying to waste time and went doing anything. I was glad that we tried and if we could’ve had five minutes more we could’ve taken the ukraine, but at least we kept or original land.

World War Two Lesson Plan Student Journal: Germany

Germany 5 1938

It’s a sunny day in Germany. And one full of adventure and promise. And more importantly victory. Our plan as the rulers of Germany is to come in fast and strong to show that we’re not here to play or mess around. We’re going to take a bunch of surrounding area and use that to our advantage. Hopefully we can strike fear into our opponents. I know they’re kind of intimidated already because one of the other countries told us so. I also think that they’re afraid of us as a whole allied system than just one country. And already our country is pretty impressive. We’re super advanced and have great military leaders. How we can lose.. I have no idea. 

Germany 5 1939

So there is some news. We did take some of the countries we had wanted. We took some of Poland which was an objective. We gained a few resources which isn’t bad but doesn’t really do anything for us. It does enough I suppose, We do have more than we did so that’s a plus. We also took Norway which we wanted but we didn’t really do what we wanted to do with it. The goal was to take Norway then Denmark so we could more our navy into the Baltic sea to keep it safe. But we were unable to obtain Denmark and move our navy to safety so our navy was lost on this day. Which is a bit upsetting because there were so many things we could have done with it. This is war though and we have to be prepared to lose some. Overall it was a better day than most. As for now we just have to play it by ear and have many ideas of how this could go. 

Germany 5 1940

Today the omnipotent power behind the simulation was gone so not much got done. I really hope it doesn’t get extended an extra day. I don’t like being the Prime Minister to Sage. He is extremely controlling and really annoying. All he does is tell me to do what he doesn’t want to do and he never tells me anything about what our country is doing. If I wasn’t such a loyal person I would tell the entire class all our secrets just to make him angry. I’m sure someone in my position would feel the same. Anyway the last piece of information I was given was that we were going to take France. I believe the best strategy (and possibly the only strategy) would to move our troops through Belgium into France 1 and have Italy move into France 3 simultaneously. That way the French have to split some of their troops up. I know they’ll probably get some reinforcements from Britain and what not but if we sent enough troops we could probably do it. There’s also a secret alliance that we’ve formed with the USSR. The only reason the USSR allied with us is because the US made them angry. That’s something I would do. Back to the point. Let’s see how the day goes.

Germany 5 1941

WHOOOOOOOOOOO! We totally won that battle with France! I had no idea it was going to work out that way. I literally had no faith in what Sage was doing. I was wrong. That. Was. Impressive. I feel awesome about that. I’m shocked. I really am. But in a good way. This kind of shows how great our army is and how everyone should be shaking like little girls in their boots at our mighty power and such. Even I, myself, am in awe of such power. So as of now felling pretty good (: The rest of France fell like the building blocks of little kids. It was awesome. After this I don’t really know what is next. Only time will tell. 

Alright. There’s more time passed. We took Belarus as well as Sweden. 

Germany 5 1942

Well. A prime minister is gone one day and wouldn’t you know

WW2 Simulation Journal: Japan 1

Japan 1 1938

Today is one of the most important days. Today we find out the rules, and what we are going to decided to do to reach our objectives. The different thing about this simulation is that not only do we have our armies going to war, we have to worry about natural resources. We have a good standing with our natural resources right now, but countries will be after the resources.  I’m going to try to get Japans overall rating up with natural resources, then trade resources with my allies if I have a way of getting them there. It’s going to really important that we keep up with our transfers to help with our rating. Also, filling out the natural resource spreadsheet is going to be important so we know where our resources are going, or who we are getting resources from. Our first goal is to get all of Asia and then humiliate the U.S navy in the Pacific.  We are deciding to take over Asia first so we can get an overall higher rating to help us with defeated the U.S. The U.S. has a high amount of natural resources, which will go into their rating. We need to have a higher rating than them so we will be able to destroy them. They only have 200 troops in the pacific we have 490. Hopefully they won’t see it coming and don’t move even more navy over or ask for anyone to aid them, and we can destroy them easily. Detail is key. Tomorrow is war.

Japan 1 1939

Today our plan of attack is to start taking down the US Navy. I’m hoping that our allies will help us out if it is needed. Germany has already declared war on Netherlands with Great Britain help. This is an interesting way to start the war up Germany is victorious. We have a strong axis power, which will help benefit us. I’m very torn about going to war with the United States because they give our country so much natural resources we need to gain more territory with natural resources so when the United States goes down we still have natural resources. Our first plan of attack is to attack French Indo China. We have a plan of moving so many troops down so we will be prepared if we get attacked from the sea or land. Germany has declared war on Poland. This will be in our favor because they are high in natural resources. All of our Axis powers have a secret alliance to share natural resources with each other when it is needed.  Germany is victorious. Romania and USSR have declared war on Poland they are victorious. The Axis powers have complete control over Poland. The Axis power also has Netherlands now. We are just going to let Germany and USSR do their own strategies because it is going well for them and they are gaining natural resources. We have officially attack French Indo China. We are victorious. We have gained natural resources which was our goal we needed rubber but we are hoping we can move through Thailand to get to Burma to get rubber.

Japan 1 1940

This year we plan on setting up more battles and making movement to take down the US Navy. We are making movement down the West Pacific coast so we can get to the Philippians and New Guinea. Our goal today is take New Guinea so we can take the natural resources like rubber that we need. We took over all the Dutch East Indies so we gained the rubber we needed plus more. We gave some rubber to our allies for a trade of help if we need it at some point. We had a surplus of rubber by 23 it was a good trade. Great Britain tried to attack us and loss a humiliating fight. They didn’t take into consideration our natural resources effect on our army rating. Reaching our goal today was a great accomplishment.

Japan 1 1941

Our goal for this year is to take down the US Navy. We have enough natural resources to destroy their navy. They supply us with natural resources but since we took over the West Dutch Indies we have enough natural resources for ourselves. We are sending some of our surplus of natural resources to other countries to help them become strong incase we need them to aid us in war. The USSR and Finland have just signed an alliance. It looks like that are going to take over Norway. I’m trying to stand guarded about the USSR. I have a not so good feeling that they are going to try an attack us because they are in need of natural resources. We have just attacked the US Navy by Pear Harbor, we are victorious. We always attacked the Aluentian Islands and we were victorious. We have met our goal and destroyed the US Navy. Now we need to focus on taking almost all of Asia. China and Great Britain are weak it seems or they don’t make very good decisions. I feel like this will be smooth sailing from here on out..

Japan 1 1942

This year we are plan are staying strong in our own country. We know that USSR is going to try to attack us for our natural resources. They are trying to make an alliance with us but I don’t trust them at all. They gathered resources from Great Britain and are trying to make a deal to get resources with the United States. Many people are scared of the USSR but, they just have big numbers with bad ratings due to the lack of their natural resources. I wouldn’t trust the USSR with a dirty sock. We took over the Philippines with just our navy. It seems like the US is starting to fall slowly which is good for us. Russia needs to go with them. Japan is going to try and destroy Great Britain so they can’t help the USSR attack. Great Britain is making poor choices and attacking countries just so they can’t move troops. I feel like they need to be more focused on other things. They are very paranoid and it’s just hurting them in the long run. We are now going to attack the British navy, and Hawaii. We have taken down the British navy and they are devastated. I have a strong feelings though they that they will try to get back at us for taking their navy. I don’t think they stand a chance against us. United States is victorious over the battle for Hawaii. We have taken out almost all the Navy in the Pacific. This has benefited us a lot we won’t have to deal with a two sided war.

Japan 1 1943

This year is going to be an important year in Japan history. We will be invading China as much as we can to gain most of the land in Asia. We have a strong military rating when they do not. They do have Great Britain to help aid them, when we have no one. If Great Britain tries to aid them in our battle with South Central China we will attack Burma. We are victorious and have gain south central China. We are now fishing attacked the US navy near Pearl Harbor. We want to destroy their navy so they can’t bring allies over, or come closer to our home land. We have destroy all their navy in the Pacific. We planned this out perfectly in my eyes. If we would have waited another day then we probably wouldn’t have been able to take out their navy because they would have had a plenty of time to get aid from other countries. Even though Great Britain still didn’t aid China we are going to try and take Burma. We need Great Britain out of the way so we can take Australia so we don’t have to worry about more troops during that war. First we are going to take North Central China. This is going perfectly China is moving their troops from North Central China into Tibet. The less troops we have to worry about the better. We are victorious we are slowly taking over almost all of Japan. The US took troops from their homeland to make a navy and are attacking Japan Navy. They destroyed us because we forgot to move our troops closer back home. That’s fine though we will let them have a small taste of what victory is like, because they obviously don’t know what they are doing. We have attack Burma and we are victorious. We are rich in natural resources.

Japan 1 1944

Our goals are slowly happening year by year. We are going to try to finish our countries objectives and take the rest of Asia and start movement down to Australia. We plan on taking Australia from Great Britain. We plan on attacking India first out of Asia. That is owned by Great Britain which will give us a better chance of taking the rest of Asia because they have a higher military rating than China. Then after India we plan on taking North West China and then move our way up to Tibet. After all of Asia is conquered than we will start making plans to conquer Australia. France has completely taken over by the Axis powers such as Italy and Germany. We have conquered India and are now going to war with North West China. We are victorious in North West China also. We have taken over Tibet now. We have all of Asia conquerer and belonging to Japan. There is no better feeling than completing goals.

Japan 1 1945

This is our final year and our plan was to take Australia but we don’t believe we will be able to do that. We only have 88 navy and we need to move troops down to New Guinea it would take us a lot of time to move the troops we just don’t have that time. We had to use our Navy to defeat the US which took a toll on our navy. Now we plan on taking the Eastern USSR. We will just slowly move our troops up until we have enough troops to attack. The USSR is victorious over us by 75 men not a bad thing considering they doubled our number of what we said it. We could have taken them over because now they only have 75 men left in the Asia remaining but due to time we didn’t have time. This war went really well. We only didn’t meet one of our objectives which is an improvement from the last time we did a simulation. I’m glad the way it turned out.

World War Two lesson Plan Student Journal: Italy

Italy 5 1938

I can’t begin military action until 1940 (Tuesday) so I’m not going to do much tomorrow. Once I’m able to begin moving, however, I’m going to attack France with Germany. They’re strong, so we want to take out as much of them as we can right away.

Germany’s also going to help me take out Northern Africa once we take out some of the more menacing countries. I’m also going to need to find out how to attain some national resources since I’m really lacking in all of them right now. I’m going to ask Germany to give me some of their resources because they’re planning on taking out some of the smaller countries and they’ll be gaining resources pretty soon.

Italy 5 1939

I can’t start any military operations today. I have to wait until 1940, so today I’m just watching everything that’s going on. Germany is taking over Norway, the Netherlands, and Poland. He wants to secure the Baltic Sea. He’s also taking over Belgium so that he can get into France, and then on Tuesday when I can begin military operations we’re going to attack France. He’s attacking F1 and I’m attacking F2 so that they have to fight on both fronts and hopefully won’t be able to defend themselves much.

I’m moving my Navy in order to back Germany in taking over Denmark, but I’m not attacking at all so I’m not going against my objective. Just gotta look menacing. I’m leaving some of my Navy by Italy, however, so that I’ll be able to use it to attack French North Africa.

Germany is going to help me attack French North Africa on Tuesday, and then I can meet that objective. 

Germany got Belgium, so we should be good to attack France on Tuesday.

France decided not to let me into the Mediterranean, so I decided not to go through. I can’t attack yet. 

Italy 5 1940

Today Germany and I are attacking France. We want to control France and then Great Britain so that the U.S. won’t have a place to keep their troops so that we don’t have to worry about them as much since Japan ran out of time to attack them in 1939.

France has 2,000 troops in F2 which is where I’m planning on attacking, so I’m thinking about sending in 3,000 troops so that I can win the battle. Even if I lose, I’ll still have 1,500 troops and I think that should be enough to take over French North Africa, Egypt, and the other countries in the Middle East.

I need to convince Germany to give me some natural resources. Sage says he only has coal to give away and he’s been giving that to other countries, so I think I’m going to need to wait until we gain some more land and gain the natural resources from there.

France took out my troops, so I’m kind of upset about that. I really didn’t expect France to be so strong, but it’s okay because we weakened it. 

I’m talking to Germany about attacking Yugoslavia so that I can get into Albania and Greece and take them over.

Great Britain and France took over Libya which isn’t good for me because I lost more troops and now it’s going to be hard to take over French North Africa.

Italy 5 1941

Today Germany is going to take over Yugoslavia so I can move into that land and take over Greece and Albania. I’m wanting Germany to take Yugoslavia so I can preserve some of my troops and still be able to take the Middle East.

Romania and Hungary were the ones who attacked Yugoslavia and won. I’m going to move 500 troops over there. Germany took over F2 and I’m going to move 200 troops in there to help defend it to honor my alliance with Germany.

I’m going to attack Albania first because France doesn’t have any troops in there, and if they move in their troops from Greece they won’t have a defense bonus. Hopefully from there I can attack Greece and win so that I’ll acquire that land. From there I want to move into the Middle East and start taking over those countries. I would have started doing that sooner if France and GB hadn’t wiped out my troops in Libya.

I got Albania! I’m going to be gone tomorrow, so I’m giving Sage some war slips and I hope he’ll attack Greece for me tomorrow. I’d also like him to move into the Middle East and start taking over those countries because I’m going to need them.

Italy 5 1942

I wasn’t here today, but if I had been I would have attacked Greece first with all 500 of my troops. If I won, I would have then used my Navy to pick up my remaining troops from Greece and 300 of my troops from Italy. Then I would have gone into Syria and taken that over because it isn’t being defended. Then I would attack Iraq because Great Britain only has fifty troops there. I then would have moved into Trans-Jordan, Palestine, the Suez Canal, and then Egypt.

I would get some natural resources for this, so I would be a little stronger. This is why I wouldn’t go into Egypt before Syria and Iraq. I’d want to have some extra strength first so I might have a little better chance at defeating France.

I would attack Libya, but France and Great Britain have troops there and France’s strength makes me nervous. Hopefully I’d win and then be able to take over French North Africa, but once again France has troops there and they’re a lot stronger than I expected.

However, I gave some war slips to Sage and I’m counting on him to at least attack Greece for me tomorrow.

Italy 5 1943

Sage did take over Greece for me on Friday, so I attacked the French Navy so that I’ll be able to reach the Middle East. I also took out the British Navy so that they’ll be out of my way. I’m picking up 111 troops from Greece and then moving into Syria so that I can start taking out the Middle Eastern countries.

Great Britain has been trying to convince me to switch over to the Allies, but things don’t look hopeless for Germany yet so I’m going to wait. However, the United States has a lot of troops, so things aren’t looking too great for the Axis Powers, and I’ll probably have to switch sides eventually. This will help me retain my land.

I took Syria. Tomorrow I’m going to take Iraq, Palestine, and Trans Jordan.

Italy 5 1944

Well things are starting to look bad for Germany and I’m pretty sure Great Britain is planning on taking over Italy, but I still need to get the Middle Eastern countries. I’m going to pick up 111 more troops from Greece so that I have a little more power in the ME, and then I’m moving the rest of my groups in Greece up towards Italy so I can at least try to defend myself. I think I’m pretty much past being able to join the Allies, which is too bad because Germany’s going to be defeated but at least I’m still able to work toward my objectives.

I got Palestine, but I still need Iraq and that makes me nervous because I think Great Britain is pretty strong, and I’m not sure I’ll be able to take them out. I need to do it though, so I’ll just make an attempt. 

Italy 5 1945

I signed an alliance with the United States so hopefully they’ll restrain from attacking me. However, I still plan to continue taking over the countries in the Middle East which is why I don’t want to sign an alliance with Great Britain or France.

I attacked Iraq and Trans-Jordan and got both of them. I’m going to pick up some troops from Italy and bring them into the ME so I at least have a chance of getting Libya back.

Great Britain is advancing towards my troops, so I wanted to take 98 troops from Italy to have more defense, but Great Britain is going to attack Italy from France so I’ll leave them there to help retain my territory.

They attacked and I don’t have any troops left but I defended and still had my land left. He attacked me again, but I sent in my 13 troops from Greece and won. Unfortunately he attacked me a third time and I didn’t have any troops left to defend, so I lost my country.

Overall I think I did a pretty good job at at least attempting my objectives.

WW2 Simulation Journal: United States 1

World War 2 Simulation

States 1 1938: Day 1

I am planning to stay neutral unless I get attacked. If I get
attacked I’m going to fight back to defend my country so it doesn’t
get taken over. I’m also going to supply Great Britain and Japan with
resources. Since Japan is not an Allie with the United States I will
be able to control them from wanting to go to war with the United
States or to try and take over the United States. If they go to war
with us I will not supply them with resources. Then that would stir
up turmoil with the United States and japan and Japan’s Allies.

States 2 1939: day 2

Great Britain and the United States help each other out with
resources and we plan on helping each other by supplying each other
with resources. I am going to stay neutral until attacked. Staying
neutral will allow the U.S. to stay out of the fight of the Axis
powers. I am planning on helping out the allies when they go to war
if they need the help. Germany took over Poland which is frightening
to the rest of the allies knowing that the axis powers are able to
take over the rest of the allies. They Allies are going to have to
make a lot more alliances with different countries so they are able
to defend their land.

States 3 1940: day 3

I am trying to decide if the United States should supply Japan with
oil so they don’t attack us. They wouldn’t have to attack us because
we are supply their country with resources. On the other had we could
supply them with oil/recourses and they could end up attacking us to
take all we have of our recourses. If they were to attack us and take
over they wouldn’t have to have the United States to supply them
because they already have the supplies. I am planning on allying with
Great Britain and France just incase I get attacked by the axis.

States 4 1941: day 4

year I became alliances with Great Britain and France. I allied with
them because Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. I
decided to cut of the supplies from Japan because they attacked the
US after we have been suppling them with oil. I have a feeling this
is going to start turmoil but it was the best to do since they
attacked part of the US. I am trying to get the USSR to ally with the
allies because we will be able to take out part of the Axis because
the USSR has a lot of troops. We will also be able to supply them
with the resources they need. Now for the allies we are going to try
and get the netherlands back so we can have their resources back.

States 5 1942: day 5

year I keep gaining Army and Navy which is good to my advantage
because it will make our navy and army stronger and harder for the
axis powers to take over my country. I am slowly getting resources
for my country and I am helping my allies to make sure they get the
resources they need. I am more worried about protecting my country,
because Japan has been attacking part of my country, they have been
attacking most of the Philippines and Pearl Harbor. They took over
the Philippines this year by attacking my navy. I was able to defend
Pearl Harbor and Next year i am planning on putting my troops in
Pearl Harbor because they seem to be wanting to take over Pearl
Harbor and I am going to do what I can to keep it a part of the US.
Britain has been helping protect my county so they are one of my
biggest allies.

States 6 1943: day 6

is attacking Pearl Harbor a lot and I am trying to get my navy down
to Pearl Harbor to gain the territory back. It going to take time to
get my Navy there but my goal is to get Pearl Harbor back. I think
Japan’s goal is to take over the US, and I am having Great Britain
help me from not being taken over. I am gaining troops and navy every
year which is going to help a lot during war. My Navy has been
mobilized and I am now going to re attack Japan that took over Pearl
Harbor. I won the navy war against Japan navy that was around Pearl
Harbor and now I whipped out there navy. I now have control again
over Pearl Harbor. Being able to mobilize my navy and troops each
year is an advantage for the US helps my rating and numbers.

Sates 7 1944: day 7

working on protecting my country and Pearl Harbor I’m trying to
decide if I want to attack the Philippines. Japan has a lot of Navy
and troops around the Philippines. Its hard to fight against the Axis
because they have so many troops and when we fight against the Axis
all they do is kill of our troops and there is nothing we can do. All
of their armies are in one spot which is easy for them to move to
protect the land we would fight against to take over. It takes the
Allies to much time to move their troops to protect land.

States 8 1945: day

allies have gotten a lot of territories taken over and we are going
to try and just keep the territories we have now and try not to get
them taken over. It is hard for us to get our territories back
because the Axis are now to powerful. I haven’t lost any of my
territory which is good and I plan on not losing it. We were able to
keep what we had for the last day of the simulation and was able to
stop the Axis if they attacked us with war so they weren’t able to
take anymore of our land. If we had more time we would be able to
defeat the axis.

World War Two Lesson Plan Student Journal: German Foreign Minister


  • Pull half of troops out of Poland, so Germany will attack it but then we can go attack Germany because they will be weaker then. Then we can just get Poland from Germany back for Poland.
  • PROTECT Pacific, because Japan will get rubber and power will go up.
  • Wipe out Bulgaria, Romania, Hungaria they are Laura and Ashley so it’ll be easy to wipe out.
  • We are going to give rubber to the other allies to help everyone out.
  • We need to ally with the Netherlands.
  • Wipe Italy out and put troops in Belgium because those are the only ways Germany can get to France.
  • Need to take out Japan’s Navy. If we take out Northeast China and Manchuria they have nothing.
  • Unless Belgium makes an alliance with them they are going to attack Belgium.
  • USSR can’t be official allies with us until Germany attacks their central government.
  • Other classes took over Poland and Denmark. Soviet Union took over P2.
  • If Germany takes over Belgium, France is going to need troops right away.
  • We want to get Norway and Denmark the first move so we can own the Baltic Sea.
  • It’s part of Poland’s objective to have us announce that we will protect them.


United States and China have formed alliances. Romania, and Germany are alliances. Yugoslavia and Germany are alliances. Can’t trust Bulgaria because they were going to form an alliance with Germany. We are looking to maybe attack Libya, it would be very convenient to have.  Japanese attacks U.S. at Pearl Harbor, Japanese is victorious. Germany declared war on Norway. We might take it over later instead. Secret alliance with Belgium and Yugoslavia.

Germany attacking Netherlands. We aren’t going to help because then we won’t have enough troops left. We are thinking about moving troops into Belgium. We attacked the German navy in the Baltic Sea. We were victorious! We put one troop into Denmark. We are aiming to gain control of Norway so we can control the Baltic Sea. Poland is going to attack Germany East Prussia, there are currently no German troops defending it so it’s just a smart easy move. France is letting Italy move their navy into the West Mediterranean Sea peacefully so they don’t attack them. We have a feeling Germany is the one trying to get Italy to move north so eventually they can attack all of our navies. We are going to try to combine all of our navies to destroy Italy’s. We ended up moving troops into France. We can defend Belgium at any point. USSR moved troops into Poland. Germany declared war on Belgium. I knew they would! We are defending Belgium and France is also helping us defend them. We have to help defend them because it is our objective, plus we don’t want them getting any closer to France. Germany was victorious. Germany also attacked Poland and were victorious. We didn’t help because we weren’t asked to help, and we didn’t have troops nearby to help defend anyway. I think we should attack Belgium (Germany) next move, because they are going to attack France next. France wouldn’t let Italy move their navy through them, so Italy wasn’t able to move. Germany moved most of their troops into Belgium, they are obviously ganging up on France. If I were to change anything that happened today it would have been to move more troops into Belgium right away so Germany wouldn’t even attack it in the first place, because now it is going to be really hard to get Belgium back since Germany has so many troops in it right now. Next move they are going to want to attack France.


We decided not to declare any war. Germany made a proposal for France to move all of their troops into F2, so they won’t do much damage to their army when they attack France. France likes this because then it can defend itself better against Italy. We don’t know what is behind Germany’s schemes in this though, and there might be more to it then what meets the eye. France ended up splitting its army from F3, into F1 and F2 so it can defend itself from both sides, and we moved some of our troops into F1 to help defend France, with the help of our navy and Frances. The U.S. is going to load troops and move them into France in its next turn. We are obviously getting ready to protect ourselves from Germany. We are making a secret alliance with Yugoslavia. Germany declared war on Denmark. We only lost one troop, and didn’t do anything about it because we don’t think it is worth it. The axis now controls the Baltic Sea. Germany attacked East Prussia, which is Poland’s land. We were not able to help defend Poland because our troops weren’t over there; there was no way we would be able to help. Romania also attacked Poland, again we weren’t able to help since we don’t have any troops over there. Germany is moving most of their troops to Belguim, showing again that they are going to attack France. They are also moving toward Russia, showing that they are going to attack them soon as well. Any war for us right now is pointless because we would be defeated no matter what. We don’t have enough navy to move all of our troops if we wanted to declare war anyway. I thought we should attack the heart of Germany in G2, but we don’t have enough navy to transport enough troops there to get a victory. Instead we decided to just move troops from Great Britain into France. Italy attacked France in F2. We did not want to move troops down because then Germany could easily attack F1. France ended up being victorious, good thing we decided not to move troops, because I’m pretty sure Germany would have attacked. Germany is continually moving troops into Belgium. We are going to take Libya, that way we will have control over all of the southern countries. We were victorious! Again, we are moving troops from Great Britain into France. Germany ended up taking over F1.


The United States, France, and us (Great Britain) are attacking Japan’s navy. If we destroy their navy it is a major step toward our victory of the war. We ended up losing against them, but we destroyed most of their navy which makes the Axis powers a lot weaker. We are thinking about taking the Netherlands that way we can get to the heart of Germany easier. We are continuing to use our navy to move troops into France to help protect them. The Axis gained Yugoslavia. Germany attacked France in F2. We are going to move our troops down to help protect, the United States will then defend F3. We lost to Germany and they gained France. We need to do something before the Axis continues to attack France. Germany attacked F3. The U.S. is bringing in troops, we decided not to help protect because we would lose anyway, and that would be a waste of our troops. Germany ended up being victorious. Germany is spreading all of their troops out now, making it incredibly difficult for us to attack them anywhere. It is hard for us to move troops because whenever we want to move troops we have to use our navy and can only move a certain amount of troops at one time. We are thinking about using all of our navy to pick up the United States’ troops. We need troops to be able to do anything. The Soviet Union tried attacking Finland, but Finland was victorious. Germany attacked Sweden leaving Norway wide open and easy to attack and conquer.


Soviet Union is now apart of the allies. We are going to occupy Arabia, just so we take control over all of the southern land. Japan is attacking China. We are sending troops from India to help China. We were victorious! Our work in Asia is over. The Germans are attacking the USSR. We decided to attack Norway, and we won, more land for the allies. Right now, Germany believes that we are not going to attack them, and that we are actually going to attack the USSR. He made an agreement with us for us not to attack him, in return we get the Baltic Sea. He wanted that agreement, so he could save his mainland. We are going to deceive Germany, and come out victorious!  The allies gained Manchukuo, more orange on the map for us! We are moving troops from the United States into the North Sea. The Axis is continuing to attack Russia. Italy attacked Greece. We figured Italy would do that. Germany is moving troops out of Sweden and into Finland. Right now we are secretly allied with USSR, while we are using Germany, to attack Germany. The United States attacked Sweden and Germany didn’t defend it at all, he obviously just wants to keep his mainland. Everyone is clueless about what we are doing. Germany even wants us to become allies with them, when they have no idea that we are going to stab them in the back. We will see how it goes tomorrow!


Germany is attacking the USSR. Italy attacked our navy in the West Mediterranean Sea. They destroyed our navy. We are looking to take over Italy. We lied to Germany and told them that it is one of our objectives to take Italy. We told him this, so he will move troops out of France so we can get down to Italy. Germany is scared to do this though, because he thinks that the U.S. will take over him. Germany isn’t letting us move through France. In order for Italy to join our side, it has to look hopeless for Germany. To make it look hopeless for Germany, we need to attack the heart of Germany. We are creating an alliance with USSR. Germany is continuing to attack and conquer the USSR. Italy attacked our navy again, they won again. Italy is moving some troops into France, probably wanting to protect both sides of her. We conquered F3, this will give us a foot hole into Italy. We attacked Finland and were victorious! Right now, we are just trying to get as much land as we can get. We are going to crush Italy now, we are sick of them taking all of our land!


The Soviet Union is moving as much troops as they can, in order to defend themselves from Germany. The Soviet Union is attacking the Italian navy. We are going to try to attack G1, first we are going to have to attack F1, of Germany. The Axis ended up defeating us, it’s okay that he won, because he can’t use those troops next turn to attack us because he used them in battle against us. The U.S. ended up being victorious and gained central Germany! We are attacking the USSR that is now Germany’s with USSR troops and our troops. We are just trying to continue to gain land! The Axis ended up winning. Italy is attacking us in Palestine. The Axis also won Finland from us. Germany gained back G1 from us, they only have 5 troops left in there though. There are really no troops in any of Germany, so we are going to take all of that land, except for Italy. Italy is going to join our side anyway, once we take all of Germany’s land. We are attacking Germany, which was once France, we gained it, because the Axis decided not to defend it.


Italy has formed an alliance with the United States. Germany has talked to Italy and us, and wants us to pretend to have an alliance with the United States, but attack them in the end. We can do this, because none of our objectives tells us that we have to stay loyal to the United States, but we want to become neutral, because we don’t want to be allies with Italy. We don’t want to be allies with Italy, because they attacked France, and we have to stay loyal to France. Right now we are looking to attack Italy, because they attacked France. Italy is continuing to attack our countries in the south. We are not defending it, because we are saving our troops for when we attack Italy itself. The Soviet Union ended up attacking Romania. I’m guessing it is one of their objectives to gain Romania. We attacked Italy, and gained back France. We cut ties with United States, because they were allies with Italy. Right when we announced this, the U.S. broke their alliance with Italy, and wants to be allies with us again. We have not agreed to this yet. The United States threatens to crush us, I think we should be allies with them again, but my president will not listen to me, so now we are going to die. The United States attacked Germany. We attacked Palestine and gained it. We are going to attack Italy, and we were victorious!

World War Two Lesson Plan Student Journal: Poland and The Netherlands

Poland 5 1939 – 

Great Britan and France have public garrentte my borders. Germany invaded my western flank and soon captured the entire region of P1. Poland needs to wait until Great Britain or france has the power to take over Germany. Then I will help maintain the Eastern front of Germany.  P 2 need to make an alliance with the USSR, to help keep Germany out of the USSR. The Dutch El provide me with Rubber, they have a surplus of it so it was not hard from them to spare 5.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1939 –  

Netherlands is a weak country with a small army so Germany easily took it over. I will have to hold out for France to take over Belgium so they can start and advance into Germany. As this happens I will supply France with the natural resources they need. I have rubber in the North East Indies, if they have use for this then I will be ready to supply them with it.  France and Great Britain need the Dutch El to supply rubber to keep ratings up. This is how I will negotiate so they will defend me.

Poland 5 1940 – 

The USSR is the only one that could help defend me. Great Britain and france are not close enough to defend. I have negotiated with both of these countries and they have agreed to return my countries back when they start to advance on germany and Japan.  Their is rumors of the USSR having a secret Alliance with Japan.  This is not good because they are directly next to Poland. Poland is surrounded by Germany and USSR. It will be hard for my alliances to regain Poland in this difficult situation.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1940 –  

In they Netherlands Germany is starting to take affect, Hitler has started moving in Nazi troops. Their is talk about killing Jews. We are hoping soon that France will start to invade Belgium and then be able to regain our territory and again become apart of the Allies.  Italy is trying to invade France, france pulled out a victory. This will help us in the long run. If France is able to retain their original territory they will continue to be strong and help the netherlands.

Poland 5 1941 – 

Part of France has been The USSR has allied with the Axis powers. This is not good they both have very large armies although USSR armies are week they are large. Germany is starting to move troops into Poland. This is taking its toll on our people. They are losing hope that we will ever get our country back. The UUSR siding with the Axis was not good news to us. There is not much Poland can do right now other than wait and hope for something to happen in our favor.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1941 –  

In the Dutch El a large war happen close to us. Great Britain, France and the US  Navy all attacked Japans Navy, they lost. I could have helping with my navy. If I did this it may have helped them win but then if i got attacked I would have no defense against Japan if they tried to attack me. I have rubber and Japan has no rubber so if they need rubber I’m the closest rubber to them.  So far i don’t for see anyone attacking me. I still need to be prepared to defend a attack though. US has agreed to defend me incase of an attack. Japan has 49 navy in the West Pacific I have 50 in the Dutch El if they attack I should be able to defeat them. I am hoping they have a low rating. My rating is 7 for the Dutch El navy.

Poland 5 1942 – 

We are just waiting for france, Great Britain, and the U.S. to start and regain territory. The USSR has sided back with the allies. They have decided to help us defeat Germany. Germany thinks they are still not going to help us defeat them.  There is confusion on who the UUSR is sided with.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1942 – 

 In the Pacific ocean Japan has been taken over by the Allies. Japan tried to tack New Guinea. Great Britain helped defend me because I have rubber. If Japan were to get the rubber that would help their ratting. The U.S and I are attacking the Japan Navy, by doing this we have eliminated the Japan Navy so I don’t have to worry about anymore attacks.

Poland 5 1943

I am allowing Great Britain to move my army to their convenience. They are small but they have a powerful rating and i can help in moving troops into germany. Germany is allowing us to come throughout the Baltic sea. They think we are going to help them take over more of the UUSR for some reason. I don’t think it was in there best interest to let us through. They was not smart on there part.  There are no troops in P1.  The US has attacked germany in F3, it was a success. Allies are starting in on Germany. The USSR has came back to the Allies.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1943 – 

It has become a waiting game. No german troops occupy Netherlands as of right now. The French and British could take over the netherlands again and let us move back in. Germany is only one move away from attacking though, so they would need to bring in a large about of troops to help fight. We have still managed to protect the Dutch El. We still have a surplus of rubber. Italy is the only axis left with a navy. I am slightly worried about them coming for the Dutch El. If they attack I will not be large enough to defend.

Poland 5 1944- 

There is going to be a big attack on Germany from the UUSR and Allies soon, I feel. Time is closing in and we need to start attacking Germany soon. The Allies need to work together to defeat Germany. Allies are going to attack F1, and G1. I need get them to move into P1 because no germans are in p1 right now. As soon as the Allies get Poland back Great Britain and France said they would guarantee our borders.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1944 – 

There are no German troops in the Netherlands so the Allies will start to regain the Netherlands. G1 has been taken back over, they are weak and only have 5,000 troops we. They can attack and take back over Netheralands, Belguim and G1.

Poland 5 1945- 

The allies need to move fast, today is the last day of the simulation. They are going to majorly attack Germany to regain Poland. If they want to win they are going to have to attack hard with a lot of troops. USSR is starting to attack from the other east. Allies are going to slowly start to close in on the axis. France and great Britain have threaded to break their alliance with the US because they made an alliance with Italy. In fear of attack they broke the alliance with Italy.  The USSR is going to attack P2. The land was gifted back to me.

Netherlands/ Dutch El  5 1945 – 

The Dutch El is safe. There is no way we can  be attacked. The Netherlands is not occupied by any German troops. I have managed to defend the Dutch El and reach all of my objectives.

World War Two Lesson Plan Student Journal: France

France 5, 1938

It’s only orientation day and the tension is already building. We have found out who we (as allies) can trust and who we can’t. I’m getting a weird  vibe from Emilee Knipfel. China is an ally but she has also made her way into the axis war room. I’m not sure what to think about it right now. Natural Resources were definitely a hot topic today. The allies made sure that we were all on the same page about not letting the pacific Natural resources slip into the hands of the axis powers. We received all of our oil from Great Britain and We are trying to get rubber from them also. That would be a huge help to our situation by increasing our power rating. I also think Belgium will be germany’s main infiltration point into France. I am also very grateful for the protective wall keeping Germany from directly attacking France.  Im hoping Britain also sends troops either into F1 or Belgium to help defend.

France 5, 1939

This was kind of an interesting day. We did gain all of our natural resources thanks to Great Britain. And I now have a surplus of Coal and iron which I can give to Poland to help Complete my objective of Honoring my alliance with them. The British were able to take Germany’s navy. I am kind of suspicious of Italy’s navy also. They wanted access to the Western Mediterranean Sea but backed out when my navy wouldn’t let them through. It’s only the second day and I am already feeling a rush to get my objectives complete. Belgium was attacked by Germany today and we sent troops along with British forces to Protect it. We gained the United States as an ally which will help in the defense of France. I’m starting to realize how screwed France was from the beginning. It will be hard to defend F3 along with F1 at the same time. I don’t have that many troops and my Military rating seems non existent even after gaining all of my Natural Resources.

France 5, 1940

Tension is rising in France. Germany is most likely going to attack from Belgium today. There was a behind the scenes talk with Germany during weights the other day, Sage wanted me to move troops out of F1 and F2 into F3 so he could complete an objective of taking france without using force and then I would be able to take it back over after he left. I had a bad feeling about this and I also don’t trust Sage. We are building forces in F1 to try to defend France as well as we can. I’m not sure what else we can do to defend ourselves at this point because we have to keep troops in southern France to defend against Italy who are also on the verge of attacking. Germany did take over F1 but we widled them down to 1,400 sum troops. Now if I split the rest of my army between F2 and F3 then we will hopefully complete our objective of retaining our land, or at least attempting to.

France 5, 1941

A sad day in France. Germany finally took over France. We do still have French Indo China and French North Africa and now Libya. Great Britain, France, and The United States Navy’s are starting to move troops from The U.S. into Great Britain. From there we will be able to start pumping them into Europe. I am also wanting to eliminate Italy’s Navy. They are the only naval threat that we have to worry about. If we get them out of the way we will be able to move our navy’s with a better peace of mind. And also not have to worry about the Axis moving troops by sea.

France 5, 1942

Good day today! Although Germany seems to be spreading and getting bigger, I feel like the Allies are in more control. As long as the united states keeps gaining troops and navy, then we will be able to start attacking Germany. The allies gained and then lost the USSR today. Not sure what the U.S. was thinking when they did this. Sage (Germany) is kind of getting worried. He even talked about trying to make peace talks with us today. I think he is scared that he will be the only Axis power left. We are going to try to convince Italy to switch sides. This would be a huge gain of not only a few troops but also navy.

France 5, 1943

Today has the potential of being one of the most strategically important days yet. I have talked with Great Britain (Jacob Coulson) about needing Italy on our side. We thought that Germany would let us peacefully go through france to get to Italy but we realized how much danger we would be in. We changed our plan to send Naval forces up to the U.S. and move troops back to F3 and take it over. D-Day! Once we get a foothold in Europe, we can start advancing towards Germany. Sage is throwing Italy under the bus and using her navy while their alliance is still good. Soon we hope to gain Italy and their navy to help move more troops into Europe. But I don’t think she will join us unless it looks hopeless for Germany. Hopefully by taking F3, we will help her realize who is in control. Unfortunately she has already lost over half of her navy by letting Sage tell her to attack French and Great Britain’s navy in the Mediterranean.

France 5, 1944

Today was another huge day for the Allies! Great Britain and the U.S. took back F1 and actually took G1 for part of the day. Germany is really running low on troops. We are trying to get Bulgaria, and Hungary to join us. It would save a lot of moves and troops that we would lose if we had to fight them. If we can gain those countries, we will have a more secure perimeter built up around Germany and we will be able to take them that much quicker. The more we can surround them, the quicker we can choke them out. It is really looking good for the Allies, all we could need is more time.

France 5, 1945

Interesting finish to the simulation. I had originally planed on finishing off the Germans, but Great Britain and I realized that we didn’t need to continue fighting the Germans and that We needed to take back the Middle East countries from Italy more. We gained F1 back and then continued to take Italy. We also gained back some middle east territories like Palestine. The U.S. went back and forth on making alliances with Italy. This made Great Britain want to back out of the Allies and France would have to follow. In the end, The U.S. broke ties with Italy and no body backed out of the Alliance. Which is probably good because Halder would have just taken Great Britain and someone would have Flunked. I wish we had at least one more day to sort everything out and completely destroy the Italians.