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The Prisoners of War Game - Help

Aim of the game:

Your mission as a camp commander is to run a prisoner of war camp without violating any human rights. You must follow the humanitarian standards outlined in the Third Geneva Convention (Geneva Convention III). Throughout the game, you will be tested on your knowledge of Geneva Convention III by answering questions and making decisions about how your prisoner of war camp is run. Points are awarded for each correct answer, and your skills as camp commander will be evaluated at the end of the game.

Answer all questions correctly to become a "Humanitarian Champion". Try to avoid any serious mistakes, or you could be labelled a "Sadistic Swine"!

You can end up with one of these labels:
Humanitarian champion
Well intentioned humanitarian
Moral failure
Indifferent brute
Sadist
Sadistic swine

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Choose a symbol for your Red Cross organization – click on the cross or the crescent!
When you've made your choice, click on " Start".

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When you've read the text, click on "Go ahead".

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Answer the four questions in the Red Cross Knowledge Test. Once you have completed all four questions, click on "Check Answers". Right answers will be highlighted in white, and wrong answers will be highlighted in grey.
a) Example of a right answer
b) Example of a wrong answer

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When you've read the text, click on "Start".

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a) From now on you can read Geneva Convention III by clicking on the button in the upper righthand corner.
b) Click on "Continue".

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When you've read the text click on "Start".

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When you've marked seven things by clicking in the squares, click on "Build camp!".

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Click on "Continue" when you've read the evaluation.

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Click on "Start" when you've read the text.

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For each person in the queue, you need to decide whether or not they should be treated as a prisoner of war.
a) Click here if you think the person should be treated as a prisoner of war.
b) Click here if you don't think the person should be treated as a prisoner of war.

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Click on "Continue" when you've read the evaluation.

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a) Choose one of the prisoners by clicking on him/her, and answer their query.
b) If the phone rings click on it and answer the question.
Click on the other two prisoners, one at a time, and answer their queries.

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a) Select one of the answers
b) Click on the arrow in the bottom righthand corner.

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Click on "Continue" when you've read the evaluation.

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a) If you want to know more about the government's evaluation of you, click on "Read a personal letter summarizing your time as a camp commander".
b) If not, click on "Continue". If you've performed well as a camp commander the weather will be fine at the end – the worse your behaviour, the more rain and thunder.


Disclaimer:
The symbol with a red cross on a white background, the inverted Swiss flag, is used by most countries. The crescent is used in some Muslim countries. Since this educational game was made in 2005, The Red Cross organisation has adopted a third symbol – a red "diamond" on a white background, used by Israel.

 



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