Government around the world and in the classroom

By Mitchell Fama

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

The groups involved in this activity where the government of Guatemala, peasants, guerrillas, the united states, and the army and wealthy. For most of the game the power remained with the army and wealthy. Not only did they have the power they had almost all the msu's.

2- How the balance of power shifted and why?

The power only really shifted when the United States stepped in and took over Guatemala. The U.S. did this because there where so many problems with the rest of Guatemala. This is like the time when the United States helped israel. Instead in the game the U.S. completely took over Guatemala.

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

Cooperation in the game was mostly between the United States and the peasants because they where helping them in the long run.

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

The United States had a huge role in the simulation because they where the most powerful outer country in on the simulation. The United States was the country with the second most amount of msu's. Kind of like when the United states took over Israel to give it to the Jews.

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

It depends on the change of power because if it is in your favor then you will enjoy that change in power but if it is not then you probably will not enjoy it unless the power shifted to one of your allies.

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.

The examples I have for my life are me and my father between us my father is more powerful than me but I am more powerful than my sister because my sister is younger than me.

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