Unit 2 Summative
By Zak Kahn Period E
Bullets and Ballots
My social group
Conflict and Cooperation
Real World Examples:
- The Jewish people of Europe (represent peasants)
- Hitler and the Nazi party (represent Army and wealthy)
- The United States and the Allied powers (represent United States)
- The German people against Nazism (represent guerrillas)
Nazi POV vs. Rest of the World POV
The Nazi party believed in their own version of a perfect world. They believed that the world should not have certain races or religions in it like the Jewish people. The way they went about making this into reality was wrong in many ways due to the abuse to many people and the 6 million Jews that were murdered in cold blood. Adolph Hitler was elected in Germany, and he abused his power to do awful things and kill many people. His vision was what he believed in, so that is not the terrible part. It is how he went about creating his perfect world that was cruel. The Germans killing this many Jewish people relates right back to the Army and Wealthy and Guatemalan government with the peasants. In both cases the lesser forces (the Jews and the peasants) did not have enough power to do anything and they were forced to do things that they did not want to do. These conflicts caused some people to leave Guatemala and it caused some people to at least attempt to leave Germany.
- ISIS (represent the Army and wealthy)
- The United States (represent the United States)
- The rebels in the Middle East (represent the guerrillas)
- The Middle East citizens (represent Guatemalan people
ISIS is a radical group that attempts to spread their religion in cruel and devastating ways. Just like with the Holocaust there are people that have gotten some power used it to expand their reach and create a large base of followers willing to do awful things. They believe that the horrendous acts that they perform will end with them being rewarded in another life. Believing in something bigger than us is what gets some people up in the morning.
The Middle Eastern rebels fight against ISIS and terrorism to prevent this spread of destruction and get back their lives. They feel as though ISIS is controlling them and needs to be stopped. They are fighting for the everyday Middle Eastern people that do not believe in extremists like ISIS.
US and Rest of World POV
The US feels as though ISIS is awful and should be taken out. We have not done anything other than drone strikes because we are selfish and will not go to war over the deaths of people across seas. If the United States were to attack ISIS, I feel that countries like Russia and North Korea will attack us and start World War Three.
I predict that ISIS will keep growing stronger until they have enough power to take on the United States. I think that they will attack the US which will cause us to bomb the entire Middle East, violating the UN agreement. This will cause a global conflict that could be the next world war.
Why the Middle East
Cooperation and Conflict
Real Life Power Shifts
How the EU connects to me
Humans create cultural mosaics...
Humans balance the forces of conflict and cooperation among different social groups...
My social groups and power shifts
- Pinkerton Academy
- New Hampshire
- The United States
- Pinkerton Golf
- My friends
- My family
- My neighborhood
Power Shifts in my Social Groups
My family: In a few years I will be leaving my home and going off to college. A few years after that, my parents will retire. After this I will be supporting my parents. My parents have supported me and bought me things my entire life and they have had the influence and power over what I do. Once I move out, I will have the power to make my own decisions and my own mistakes. I will gain power and my parents will lose the power to control my life. This will be good for me being independent, but just like any business, company, or country just starting out, I will have to build up my power and influence.
My friends: There is a friend that I have who thinks that he is better than most of the people in my group. He acts cool and jokes about things such as me being on the golf team. He has been humbled by not making three sports teams at Pinkerton. I predict that this will make him less arrogant and will cause him to be less powerful in the group.