Hello, this is TR N. from Mr. Sals period one 20th century class. In this class we played a game called World War One. This game consisted of six different countries that had economic points that they could either build up their navy, army, colonies and industries. In this game i was part of Great Britian.
Great Britian the country that i was a part of used pretty much all of our economic points on the navy. At the time i thought that because the navy was the strongest thing to have we mine as well buy all of it. Now looking back on it i dont know if it was the greatest idea or not.
Often would we buy colonies to build our economic points up.
This game was all about strategies and if u stuck alone there was no way you were gonna make it anywhere. So after the first couple of rounds Great Britian decided to make some treaties. We decided that to be strong we were gonna need help from both Russia and Austro-Hungarian Empire. Our treaty was that we were pretty much one country and that we would put all of our stuff together to be able to destroy other countries. The first team that we took out was USA. We took them out first because we felt they were the strongest country other than us. We did not break any treaties because we felt like that would of been really low and that it would of ended up hurting us.
Our countries outcome was not the greatest it deffinately could have been better. In the end we ended up breaking out into a world war because the other three countries realized what we did and ganged up against us. The three countries that got together and teamed up against us were USA, France and Germany. If i had the chance to change one thing it would be how i spend my money. I would buy more colonies so i could build up my income so then i could wait until im happy with how much i am recieving then built my navy up rapidly.
I have a better understanding of how diplomacy works in the world. I realize that just because you do something that thinks is gonna work you better think it through and not just jump to it. I also realized that it takes alot more work and effort than i believed it too. Diplomacy requires alot of trust. Without trust you cant really join in with another country because they could turn around and stab you in the back.