political science 3 1

3. In 1954, the US successfully backed a coup in Guatemala to overthrow a democratically-elected president, leading to 36 years of armed conflict, lasting between 1960 and 1996. This conflict produced many lasting legacies/challenges for Guatemala in the post-war period. Discuss at least two lasting legacies of the armed conflict in Guatemalan society and politics, and the innovative strategies the country is pursuing to address them.

Points breakdown: Discussion of two lasting legacies: 4 points; steps taken to deal with legacies of conflict in Guatemala: 6 points

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