Summative Assessment

Bullets & Ballots Simulation

    In the beginning of the simulation, the Government of Guatemala had control [while being controlled by the Army & Wealthy]. The peasants had no say in pretty much everything, besides the fact that they were the majority. The Guerillas had the second highest amount of power* after the Army & Wealthy, while the US [with the most amount of power] stood by and watched.

    By the last day of the simulation, The power had shifted dramatically to the Guerillas. They had made alliances with the peasants and the government, while the Army & Wealthy struggled to get people on their side with almost no luck. There were "attacks" between the Army & Wealthy and the Guerillas, which also made the power shift based on who "won". Through all this, the US was quiet and made no effort to change what was happening in "Guatemala".

    The affects of the Guerillas having the most power was negative. In the beginning, giving them the power seemed like the best idea [to the peasants and government] because they wanted the best for the peasants and Guatemala as a whole. However, as they gained power, their goal seemed to change to just wanting to defeat the Army & Wealthy. They cut off the peasants and government's [their former alliances] chances of running in a fair election by not allowing candidates to be put forward by these groups. Before the election could take place, the US stepped in and stopped the Guerillas.

*Power was measured by 'MSUs' [Military Strength Units]

    Relationships in my life that involve cooperation and conflict are between myself and my mother, and myself and my sisters. There could be conflict with my mother if we disagree on something that should be purchased, and we cooperate to find something that we both agree on. There's conflict between my sisters and I when we don't agree on places to go, and we cooperate [when our mother makes us] to find a place that we all like.

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