Unit 2 Summative
By: Rylie Burke
My Claim: People move and join together as different social groups that cooperate and cause conflict within eachother
Bullets and Ballots Simulation
How does Bullets and Ballots relate to the Enduring Understanding?
Conflict and Cooperation: In my opinion, the biggest theme in this simulation was learning how to cooperate with your group to try and win the game. Unfortunately, all of the social groups had very different and strong opinions that caused conflict between us. For example, the Army and Wealthy wanted to have control over Guatemala and get rid of the guerrillas. We, as the Guatemalan Government, want to have control over the country and had to stop the Army and Wealthy from getting too much power. Also, the guerrillas obviously did not want to be stopped so they fought for what they believed in. At the same time, the peasants did not want the government to have control because we let thousands of there people die. The United States supported us, but they should not be involved in matters beyond their country. Overall, everybody cooperated with their groups to fight for how Guatemala should be run.
Cultural Mosaics: During the game, I witnessed people from different cultures, beliefs and ethnic groups come together and share their the ideas by going around the room and talking to people with other cultural mosaics. This was good in a way because it let people analyze the issue that was occurring. Like I said before, different people that have different cultural mosaics won't always agree on everything, but that is why it is good to talk to others and come to a general conclusion.
How does the Real-World relate to the Enduring Understanding?
Although the enduring understanding relates to many situations, I feel that the conflict between North Korea and South Korea is a perfect example. Since North Korea is a very isolated and confined country, it is rather difficult for people to migrate in and out of. This country is so extreme with the act of migrating out of North Korea, that it is considered an act of treason! South Korea on the other hand, is not communist like North Korea. In South Korea, you are free to enter and exit the country as you please as long as you meet the specific laws and requirements. South Korea has migration requirements that are much more reasonable than North Korea. This is one of the issues that lead to conflict between the countries.