Guatemalan Game

Tim Quitadamo

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

    The puppet government, the Army and the wealthy, the Guerillas, the Peasants , and the USA. In the beginning the A/W had the power that was measured in MSUs. But through deals and treaties the Guerillas gained the power and took over the government and installed a democratic government. The USA then intervened and set up an oligarchy.

  2. How the balance of power shifted and why?

    The power started with the army and the wealthy but through treaties and deals it shifted to the guerillas and when they had the power they overthrew the government. It shifted because the guerillas had wanted peace at and they wanted more power. When the a/w gave them that power they immediately used it to their advantage and overthrew the government.

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

    There was a lot of cooperation shown at the beginning but when the government was overthrown there was conflict between the guerillas ant the rest of the country. Then the US got involved and the whole country was mad that the butted in.

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

    The US was the peace keeper. When the government was overthrown they stepped in and reformed it again. They did not do much else except have a presence in the area.

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

    When the power shifts the after effects can be both positive and/or negative. In the game the guerillas had wanted a democratic government which was good but then the US butted in and totally reformed the government that was bad because the government was being changed for the better already.

  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.

    When I want to do something and my parents say I have to do something else instead. That usually leads to conflict but when we can negotiate a deal that is cooperation. Seeing Russia invade the Ukraine and try to take Crimea is a huge example of conflict on a global scale.

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