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Questions to pose in the first stage of the debriefing

[Sidebar to case study about the International Trade Game]

(To more successful countries) How did you achieve your success? What problems did you experience and what strategies did you use to overcome them?

(To less successful countries) What factors limited your success? What strategies did you pursue? Which strategies failed and why? Now that you have learned how to play the game, what would you do differently next time?

(To countries that formed alliances) Why did you form the alliance? How well did it work? What prevented it from breaking up?

Compare the strategies of successful A countries, which probably involved exploiting their clear advantage at the beginning of the game, with those of relatively successful B and C countries, which probably involved clever negotiation and perhaps combining with other countries.