CULTURE PATTERNS AND PROCESSES

Melanie Burgos

What groups are involved, who had the power?

The groups who are involved are:
Guerillas: Month 1: 130/ Month 2: 178/ Month 3: 198 MSU
Army and wealthy: month 1: 172/ month 2: 162/ Month 3: 162 MSU
The United States: Month 1: 60/ month 2: 40/ month 3: 20 MSU
Peasants: Month 1: 18/ Month 2: 0/ Month 3: 0 MSU
The Guatemalan Government: Month 1: 20/ month 2: 178/ Month 3: 20 MSU

How the balance of power shifted and why?

The power shifted by groups signing treaties or by groups attacking each other. When the game started the Army and wealthy had the power but then it shifted to my group (the Guerillas) then for the rest of the game the power stayed with the guerillas till the end of the game.

Was their cooperation or conflict shown in the game?

Yes their was, when the guerillas attacked the army and wealthy or when the army and wealthy counter-attacked back to the guerillas. Another way their was cooperation or conflict in the game is when brennan was silenced by the guerillas.

What role did the US have on the simulation?

The US didn't really have much of a role. They just sat and watched the game and they also counted the votes at the end of the game.

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. For example they don't have the power to silence people anymore or not to be silenced.

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

Conflict can be shown in an everyday life. For example: conflict can be between family member such as brothers and sisters, or parents to their children, or a friend between a friend. Cooperation is something simple. So something I wouldn't think twice about.