The strategy simulation game “Conflict in the Gagon Sea” is one of the most complex simulations on our Senaryon platform. The simulation game simulates the conflict in the South China Sea: a highly complex web of interests of the littoral states and international actors. We have transferred the scenario into the fictional while retaining the real conflict lines. Participants can directly influence the dynamics of this conflict situation through more than 500 different measures.
Based on the initial scenario, participants negotiate in the roles of the actors involved and, through their actions, create facts that influence the conflict situation. The consequences of the actions then flow into further negotiations. Territorial claims are not only discussed; islands and atolls can also be occupied, for example, or joint maneuvers held. Economic aid and investments are not just used as bargaining chips, but are decided in the game and thus have a direct impact on the countries' economic data. And the current military presence of the neighboring countries also plays a major role in the search for a peaceful solution to the conflict. Of central importance is the evaluation of the game, i.e. the transfer to reality and the discussion of political solution options.
The simulation game is usually led by trainers from planpolitik, and can be conducted in person or remotely. Participants need a tablet or laptop and can log in to the game via the browser and an assigned game key. All information about the game scenario and their role can be found in game. Participants negotiate over several rounds and can choose from over 500 individual measures, the consequences of which are visually displayed on an interactive map and in a data area. They can also use the Senaryon messaging system to arrange face-to-face negotiations, exchange confidential messages and publish press releases. The simulation lasts 1-1.5 days, including introduction and evaluation, and is suitable for participants aged 16 and older.
Our experts for global issues and peace and conflict research originally developed the political simulation on behalf of the Foundation of German Business (Stiftung der Deutschen Wirtschaft) and the Inter-Foundation China Competence Program for scholarship holders of all 13 scholarship programs. Since then, it has been regularly requested. It can be booked directly through us. If you are interested, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Foundation of the German Economy (SDW)
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