By Terry Martin
approx 50 player roles
A megagame set in the chaos of
the Palestine problem in 1947
Divided Land is is primarily a megagame about politics,
and about the search for a solution to the troubles of that region of
the Middle East for which Great Britain had assumed responsibility since
December 9th 1917, when General Allenby's troops received the surrender
of Jerusalem from the defending Turkish forces.
The game consists of a number of teams representing different interests
in the region. It starts in March 1947. On February 14th Ernest Bevin
has announced Great Britain's intention of laying down the Mandate, and
referring the Palestine problem to the newly born United Nations, who
will have the theoretical power to impose a solution if one cannot be
In the months before the end of the Mandate there is a frantic jockeying
for position and influence, in a final attempt to force a solution before
the problem is thrown to the new and unknown international organisation.
Although primarily about politics, most teams will have certain actions
open to them which will be played out on the main map, and have an influence
on what is happening in Palestine and the rest of the world as time goes
British Home Teams
Chiefs of Staff
British Teams in Palestine
High Commissioner for Palestine
Jewish Agency Moderate
Jewish Agency Activist
Arab League Teams
Mufti of Jerusalem
Each team will have a leader, close advisors,
military commanders, diplomats.
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