The Game?

There were about five people in each group there were six groups. The US, Guerillas, Army and Wealthy (A/W), the poor, and the Guatemala government. The US had about 160 MSU's, the A/W had about 170, the government had 20, the Guerillas with around 150 and the poor had zero MSU's (but the count as two votes if there is an election at the end of three days (do to the poor begging twice the island's population)). Then there is someone who you hand the "treaties" your group and other groups make to make sure most of the two or more groups sign it in order for it to be "legal". The Guerillas and Army and Wealthy could attack each other in the begging of each round and gain/lose MSU's depending on what card they got and the group with the most power had a silence card that if a person was standing up and the group gave it to the person checking the treaties and the person who was " silenced". And was sent to the Guerillas table and they can't leave the table till the end of the game. Also in the end the US can over throw the way the game ended and take over the government and replace it.

Six Questions

1. What groups are involved, who had the power?

2.How the balance of power shifted and why?

3.How was cooperation and conflict shown in the game (violence/corruption/war)?

4. What role did the US have on the simulation?

5.What happens to a country when power shifts, is the effect positive or negative?

6. Apply this information to YOUR LIFE! What relationships do you have in your life, how are cooperation and conflict evident? Provide a minimum of 2 examples.


1. The US, Guerilla's, the poor, and Army and Wealthy were involved. The US, Army and the Wealthy, and  the Guerillas had power not in that order had the power.

2. The power shifted from the A/W, to the Guerillas, and then to the US. Because most people made treaties with them and the A/W and Guerrilla's attacked one another gaining and losing MSU's.

3.Croppartion was shown by talking treaties and conflict was shown by yelling, not signing treaties, and saying the game was ridged.

4. The US's role was giving and taking/gaining power. And taking over other counties and running the government.

5. Almost everyone went to the people with the most power. The effect was both positive and negative because they (the people) only wanted to make treaties with them and not with other people that much.

6.Some conflict in my life is working on homework, school, family, and sports (trying to balance them all). Some cooperation in my life is getting good grades and playing sports.

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