3-4 - Bitter Fruit: The coming of the coup- A Coup must be...

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Unformatted text preview: Bitter Fruit: The coming of the coup- A Coup must be well coordinated but isnt supposed to have a single leader Part in Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, No central command Dumb and Dopey Commander Death of Ben Lindner shows the amorphousness Bombing runs kill civilians Use the word army but a mercenary group of people Cant really get people to do what you want to do At the first sign of a fight, the mercenaries run away David Adley Phillips listens to Arbenzs resignation speech he was saddened Arbenz resigns even though the mercenaries dont fight Arbenz easily won the military component of the fight 189-But the masses also seemed Americans are convinced that the Guatemalans are inferior to them The Masses=Urban areas with many connections Church has always opposed Arbenz, one by one other groups start to oppose him People of Guatemala place their bets on who will win, irregardless of who is actually winning American presence gives the opportunity for Guatemalans to be against or less supportive of Arbenz...
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