Bullets and Ballots Simulation
Shifting in Power
1. The groups involved were the army and wealthy, the Government, the U.S. and the peasants. The army and wealthy were the people who started off with the most power.
2. As the game went on, the army and wealthy started to lose power and the guerrillas were gaining, by the end of month 1 the guerrillas had stolen all of the army and wealthy's msu's and took them over. They were able to do this because they had most of the military power. In the end of month 3, the peasants had more power than the army and wealthy also. But then, U.S. disapproved of the guerrillas taking over and they ended up having the most power coming to the end.
3. The cooperation and conflict in this game was high because we made alliances and broke them, first we made an alliance with the guerrillas so did the peasants. So that when they got the most power they could help us. Everyone was trying to overthrow the army and wealthy, even us, the government. Me made an alliance with the U.S. and the U.S. made a fake alliance with the army and wealthy to get information from them and give it to us, the peasants made a fake alliance with the army and wealthy to get msu's and they said they'd vote for them in return, but broke it because they wanted to vote for the government. At the end of month 3, the guerrillas decided to run against the government even though we had an alliance, but they were doing that because even if one of us loses we'd still win because we have an alliance. So it was a trick. Then the United States came and rejected that, claiming they want to take control. Which we couldn't stop them, so the U.S. ended up taking control. Turning on everyone. In this paragraph you can just see the cooperation and conflict between groups as they break treaties and make them.
4. The U.S. played an important role in the simulation because they passed information and made alliances to try and help us. They were the people everyone wanted on their side because they had the most power, so in the end they were able to take over, that's pretty important in the game.
5. If the power shifts in a country, it can make a huge impact. So many changes can occur. This can impact in either a positive or negative way, say if the person is a dictator, or someone who isn't nice, they now control the country and are able to control the people in it. So they can treat them unfairly, and make the country very strict. Where there is very little freedom. It can also impact in a positive way, if the country was treated very unfairly and the people rebelling against it win, then the country will be free or as fair as how they please.
6. This type of stuff even happens everyday, it happens between friends, relationships, and between children and parents. Sometimes in my friend group, the power shifts. I'll have the power one week, then the next week my best friend will. Then between my parents, they mostly hold the power, but in some situations, the power can shift to me. Cooperation also happens too, when I fight with my parents about say, a kerfu, we will come to cooperation and think of a right time, if I want 12 and my mom wants 11, we might come to terms at 11:30. Between my friends, we might come in conflict about either going to the mall or the movies on Friday, so we come to cooperation on going to the mall Friday and the movies Saturday. There are so many more examples that people don't even realize that they're cooperating and conflicting.