Period A Bullets and Ballots Simulation
Who were The Groups In "Bullets and Ballots"?
Who has the power?
The groups for the Bullets and Ballots Simulation were the Army and Wealthy(200 MSUs), The Guatemalan Government(20 MSUs), The United States(60 MSUs), Peasants and Workers(0 MSUs), and The Guerillas(60 MSUs). At the beginning of the game, the Army and Wealthy had the power with 200 MSUs.
What were some Cooperation and Conflicts in the game?
Guerillas and Army/Wealthy
The Peasants/Workers and the Government
What was The USA's Role In the Game?
How did the power shift?
In the beginning, the power didn't really shift at all. The Guerillas had gotten up to 70 MSUs after a successful attack on the Army and Wealthy, but the Army and Wealthy were still in power with 190 MSUs. The Peasants and Workers didn't change their status of 0 MSUs, and the US didn't intervene, so their 60 MSUs didn't change at all. It was at the end that made everything change. The government and Peasants/ Workers gained 30 MSUs from the US and the Army/Wealthy gave the government all their MSUs, while the Guerillas gave the Peasants/. In the end it came out to the Government having 190 MSUs and the Peasants/Workers having 150 MSUs.
Were the shifts good or bad?
How does this relate to me?
This game relates to my daily life because relationships and cooperation/conflict are apparent in my life. Especially in high school. The groups here at P.A. impact my decisions socially all the time. I could become friends with someone, like an alliance, or help my two classmates stop a fight with a spoken agreement, almost like a treaty. This game made me relate to my daily life every 'month' we played it.