Culture Patterns and Processes

Lindsay Donovan

Groups Involved:

Army/Wealthy- Month 1: 172 Month 2: 162 Month 3: 162

Guerilla's- Month 1: 130 Month 2: 178 Month 3: 198

The United States- Month 1: 20 Month 2: 20 Month 3: 20

Guatemalan Government- Month 1: 18 Month 2: 0 Month 3: 0

Peasant's- Month 1: 60 Month 2: 40 Month 3: 20

How the balance power shifted and why?

The game started off with the army/wealthy having all the power. After signing treaties or groups attacking each other, the power shifted over to the Guerilla's. The power stayed with the Guerilla's for the rest of the game.

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

Cooperation was shown with the army/wealthy. They (we) were very cooperative and wanted peace, but if something interfered with them, they (we) were the ones to fire back. Like when the Guerilla's fought them, they fought back. But if the Guerilla's didn't fight them, (we) they wouldn't fight them. Conflict was shown between different groups. When the Guerilla's had full power, they silenced Brennan from the army/wealthy group because he was good at negotiating.

What role did the US have on the simulation?

The US didn't have much of a role in the simulation. They were the leaders of the election and were willing to help the different groups if they got something in return. Like when they cam over to the certain groups they were willing to make a agreement between the group and them.

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

The effect is negative because then they don't have as much power. All the power is either given or some is given. But in the end no matter what they won't have much as they had before unless they got some in return. They don't have the power to silence people anymore too.

What relationships do you have in your life, how are you cooperation and conflict evident?

Conflict is shown everyday in life. Conflict can be between a sibling and myself, my parents and my myself, or even a friend. Basically any time something is tough during the day that can be classified as conflict. Cooperation in my life is anything that is easy or simple. Anything that I don't think twice about.