ARMY AND WEALTHY

Nathan Rasmussen

Social Groups Involved: Army and Wealthy, Guerillas, U.S.A, Guatemalan Government, and the Peasants.    

  • BALANCE OF POWER

Throughout all 3  months (days) the power between all of the groups shifted. At the end of the game, the Army and Wealthy had the most MSUs but the Guerillas almost tied the game. The rest of the 3 groups powers did shift, but not as much as our power did. We finished the game with 160 MSUs, and started the game with 200 MSUs. This happened because we had many conflicts and/or cooperation with all of the other groups, especially the Guerillas. Here is how the power shifted among all 5 groups:

  • ARMY AND WEALTHY: started with 200 MSUs and finished with 160 MSUs.
  • GUERILLAS: started with 60 MSUs and finished with 130 MSUs
  • GUATELMALAN GOV: started with 20 MSUs and finished with 20 MSUs
  • PEASANTS: started with 0 MSUs and finished with 0 MSUs.
  • U.S.A: Started with 50 MSUs and finished with 50 MSUs.
  • COOPERATION & CONFLICT

Cooperation and conflict was shown in the game countless time. It was shown through treaties, battles, alliances, enemies, etc. Some groups wanted to become friends (Army and Wealthy & U.S.A) and other groups became enemies (Amy and Wealthy & Guerillas).

  • ROLE OF THE U.S.A

During this game, the U.S.A wanted to create  peace among all of the groups. They wanted to improve the Guatemalan government and make it a better place. The U.S.A really didn't do much during the game,  but they did have the Army and Wealthys back. That was a big advantage for our group.

  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN POWER SHIFTS

When power shifts among countries in the real world, it has positive and negative effects depending on your point of view. For example, in the game when the Guerillas attacked us (Army and Wealthy) they won and got MSUs for doing so. This was great for them, but terrible for our group since we lost MSUs because they won the battle.

In reality, the same exact thing happens. Countries have good and bad relationships and each countries power can shift.

  • HOW DOES THIS RELATE TO MY LIFE

This relates to my life because I have cooperation and conflict in my life almost every day. It happens at school with other students, at home with my brother, working and competing with other people during sports. Everywhere you look there is conflict and cooperation happening.

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