The Guatemalan Revolution began in 1944 due to the unhappines of the
people under the dictatorship of Jorge Ubico. The revolution also
came about due to civilian pressure on the government from students, the
middle class, and young military officers, as well as an unhappiness with
the power and control that the United States and great Britain had over
Guatemala. The revolution began with the overthrowing of Ubico and
the stepping up of Juan Jose Arevalo; who was later succeeded by Jacobo
Arbenz. It was a long and bloody war which took place
primarily on the countryside between the national military and scattered
rebel forces. The revolution came to a sudden collapse in June of
1954 when the president, Jacobo Arbenz, resigned from office and turned
the government over to the leadership of armed forces, though the fighting
did not stop for another 37 years when an agreement of peace was signed
between the two opposing sides.
This is just a little history and facts about Guatemala as a country.
Politics" as a whole
This describes the political situation of governments in many Latin American countries
which has led to revolutions in those countries.
This is a brief abstract of a book which speaks of the Guatemalan revolution.
This describes the involvement that students had in initiating the revolution, throughout the revolution, and after teh revolution up until today.
A brief summary of the CIA's involvement in the Guatemalan revolution.
A brief summary of the United States' concern with the United Fruit Company in Guatemala.
Further US Involvement
This explains further the interest by the US in the Guatemalan revolution, the United Fruit Company, the CIA, and the US's threat of communism spreading in Central America.
This is a brief article which gives some facts to better know Arevalo.
"A Country in Turmoil"
This is a summary of the film: "The Silence of Neto" which is
about Guatemala and its revolution.
Jacobo Arbenz Guzman
End in Sight
An Accord is Signed
These three links informs about the fighting that has continued for 37 years after the start of the revolution in Guatemala, and how it has come to an end with the signing of a peace agreement between the guerrilla forces and the Guatemalan government.