SPIR608 Political Simulation and Gaming/2011/Vietnam 1955 Scenario

Operation Pale Charlie

At the end of the Second World War states were confronting the new reality of resistance to empire. Operation Pale Charlie takes 13-25 players on a multi-power politics simulation of 1950s Vietnam, giving them key roles in France, China, Russia, USA, Britain, French Indo-China and the Vietminh, otherwise known as the Indo-Chinese Communist Party and associates. Alliances made and broken, policies forged in the heat of battles and events, and nuclear brinkmanship met head on. Featuring Operation Castor, the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, Algeria, the Suez Canal question, and the Geneva Peace Conference. Individual and confidential state objectives, politicians and certainty, and the boundaries to leadership tested. Full situation briefings provided.