Cooperation and Conflict

Bullets and Ballots!

1) What groups are involved and who had the power?

-The groups that are involved are  the Army/Military Wealthy as well as the Guerillas and U.S. were involved. During Month 1, the Army/Military Wealthy had power. During Month 2, the Guerillas has power, and during Month 3, the U.S. took over and gained power.

2) How did the balance of power shift and why?

-In the time span between Month 1 and Month 2, the power shifted from the Army/Military Wealthy over to the Guerillas. The reason that this power shifted is because the Army/Military Wealthy gave up some of their MSUs to gain a treaty with the U.S., while the Guerillas took a chance and gained 10 MSUs from an attack. During the time span between Month 2 and Month 3, the power shifted over from the Guerillas to the U.S. The reason that this power shifted over is because the U.S. took a huge risk and took over the whole entirety of Guatemala, disabling the Army/Military Wealthy and Guerillas opportunity to run a candidate.

3) How was cooperation or conflict shown in the game?

-Cooperation was shown in the game how each group made alliances or treaties with one another, or how they agreed to exchange and share MSUs with each other. Conflict was shown in the game by how some of the groups betrayed their allies, or broke treaties with another group.

4) What role did U.S. have on simulation?

-The U.S. played the role of 'storming the beaches' without military permission, and they took over Guatemala, which lead to a lot of conflict and arguments between mainly the Guerillas and the Army/Military Wealthy.

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

-Most of the time, when power from a country shifts, the effect is usually negative. For example, when the Guerillas gained power during month 2 from the Army/Military Wealthy, that lead to some arguments and confusion as well. In other places, it could lead to rebellion and possible war.

6) Apply this information to YOUR LIFE! What relationships do you have in your life, how are cooperation and conflict evident?

-In my relationship with my family, majority of the time, there is a lot of cooperation, for example, when my mother asks my brother and I to 'strip' our beds, we usually listen to her the first time just so we can get it out of the way and get back to what we were doing before. Conflict is evident in my relationship with my family, once again. When my brother and I don't agree on something, or we are fighting over something, that is how conflict is evident, and it leads to my parents yelling at us, which finally leads to us somewhat getting along.

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