Great Britain

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WW1 Simulation Game

It is 1914 and Europe is in turmoil. Most countries have been building up their armies and naval fleets in readiness fora war they believe is coming sooner or later, following a series of 'minor' conflicts overland, border disputes, assassinations and conquests of smaller neighbours. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, many countries have been expanding their empires, in order to increase their wealth. Because you didn’t exist as a unified country until 1871 (after the German state of Prussia had defeated France in the Franco-Prussian War, you missed out on developing your own empire and now hate to feel inferior. You have a huge army and have also built a formidable navy. You know that any day now there is going to bean almighty fight. In order not to lose out when this conflict occurs, you need to make strong alliances with countries who can protect you from your enemies.
Today’s task
 You will receive a message from your teacher. You must discuss the message in your group and decide who you would like to be your ally. The more allies you have, the safer you will be.
 You should communicate to other countries bypassing them notes. You can inform other countries whatever you like to get them on your side or to stop them being allied with countries which you might not like. You can even lie
 You must write all notes in a sensible, professional and diplomatic style.
 Any note passed to you by your teacher has to be accepted as the truth and it overrides any messages given to you by another country. If the teacher's note informs you to do something then you must do it.
 You will now receive your first note from your teacher. You will have about 25 minutes before war breaks out. Do all you canto ensure your safety. Good luck You are going to represent

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