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    The Guatemalan Civil war was a long and brutal conflict. Guatemala’s thirty-six-year civil war ended with the Guatemalan government signing peace accords. The Civil War began in 1954 when the CIA backed coup dismantled the democratic elected government. American intervention was due to their fears of the spread of communism in 1954. The Civil war in Guatemala was due to the Cold War. It was a proxy war where the rebels were labelled as Marxists, while the American backed coup were fighting for democracy. Although they were not directly involved, the average Guatemalan civilian felt the effects of the Cold War through their countries civil war. In 1986, Vinicio Cerezo; acting civilian president, urged the rebel URNG to negotiate with them…

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    “What were the causes of the Guatemalan Civil War?”, while also analyzing to what extent did each of these issues affect Guatemala and its outcome after the war as a whole. Although guatemala had many detailed points of conflict, This question is significant, in that it is necessary in understanding the fundamental detailed internal conflict that led to the eventual outcome of the Guatemalan civil war. The scope of the investigation focuses on the effect of local government on indigenous leftist…

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    I, Rigoberta Menchu An Indian Woman in Guatemala I recently finished reading I, Rigoberta Menchu for another class I am taking. It was written by Rigoberta Menchu and was published in 1983. I felt like this was a good book to review in light of reading about Women’s Rights and Poverty in the modules. Take a person out of their element and force them into an environment that is far from their norm, and typically you’d expect them to fail. “I was incapable of disobedience. And those employers…

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    in the progress and benefits of science and technology, although they represented an important basis for this development.” Indigenous people, they’re known for being the natives of a country and have been on that country the longest. In Guatemala, it is home to the Mayan civilization and there are numerous mayan people, there are the K’iche, Ixil, Chuj, etc. Around the 19th and 20th century, the Mayans were being enslaved, and discriminated in their own land and this led to a civil war. During…

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    Who Hates Whom: Why Do People Hate Each Other? With independence comes new rules and regulations, which not everybody agrees with wholeheartedly. When it comes to the Americas, political alignment is one of the greatest causes of conflict. Following independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico abolished slavery practices in the whole of the Mexican territory- including present-day Texas. Slaveholders in Texas rebelled against the Mexican government and won their independence in 1836 and re-legalized…

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    America’s motivation for war, and the likelihood of America winning any such war with such meager manpower and lack of tactical reasoning. The following points are arranged in a comprehensible order, made so that the reader can confront the flaws in America’s plan to go to war with England with considerable ease. The first of such issues addressed is the utter lack of reason to go to war in the first place, followed by the incapability to go to war at the colonies’ current state, and concluded…

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    what is about to come against the conspirators. In this piece, Antony begs pardon of Caesar’s dead body for having been nice to his murderers. He predicts that Caesar’s spirit will be ranging for revenge, and it will be followed by chaos and destruction of civil war in all of Italy. Antony is calling for revenge, as he wants the conspirators to pay up for what they have done to Caesar. He implies this by using an angry tone and connotation of aggressive words, the…

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    Scott Anderson’s novel, Triage, portrays the different effects that war and death can have on people. Mark, Joaquin, and Elena endure different experiences with war and death and are affected in different ways. Mark’s traumas originate from his time as a war photographer. His ability to capture war’s most grueling moments grants him the opportunity to shoot in many war-torn areas such as Beirut, Sri Lanka, Kurdistan, and Uganda. Mark’s first experience of war is in Beirut. He describes the…

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    One Corpse Too Many is a mystery book by Ellis Peters and is the second book in the Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. The book is a murder mystery centered around an extra dead body amongst other dead bodies about to be buried. As there is no specific moral or theme highlighted in the book, I would say it’s not a great book for teaching a lesson. However, with the great characterization and way of immersing the reader into the setting, it is definitely a great book to read just for the sake of…

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    In that sense, authors like Miguel, Satyanath and Sergenti (2004) used a rainfall variation as an instrumental variable for economic growth in 41 African countries during 1981–99, to conclude that “growth is strongly negatively related to civil conflict: a negative growth and that the impact of growth shocks on conflict is not significantly different in richer, more democratic, or more ethnically diverse countries” (p. 275). For example in the case of Rwanda a country that has suffered the…

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