Guatemala Jacky Rodriguez

The conflict occurred in Guatemala

It occurred in June 1954

Elected President Jacobo Arbenz Guzman was involved as well as the Central Intelligence Agency

The conflict occurred after the Central Intelligence Agency deposed the democratically elected Guatemalan Revolution 1944-1954. It overthrew the President at that time which was Jacobo Arbenz Guzman. It also installed the military dictatorship of Carlos Castillo Armas.

Arbenz signed into a law an agrarian reform bill that redistributed land to Guatemalans. Arbenz ecouraged workers to organize into labor unions. The land redistribution came at the expense of many foreign corporations, especially the American owned United Fruit Company. Under the new reform bill 71% of the land owned by Thur fruit company was to be reappropriated.

President Eisenhower believed that Arbenz was sympathetic to Communists in the Soviet Union

Guatemala is currently a democracy

This event increased the tension between the United States and between Guatemala.

Containment connects to the Guatemalan hotspot because President Eisenhower overthrew Arbenz because he felt that he was spreading communism.

Guatemala could have been a hotspot because the President of the United States was trying to stop the spread of communism and the Soviet Union did not like what the United States was doing.

The worst thing that could have happen was World War III


Created with images by Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the BPL - "Guatemala, from official and other sources" • amslerPIX - "Flag & Fountain" • Javier Aroche - "Esquina del Real del Parque en la noche" • josephhill - "antigua guatemala america" • C. K. Hartman - "Guatemalan Flag"

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