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Constructing Enemies The Illusion of Communism and US Intervention in Guatemala 1944-1954 Abstract Understanding the history of Central America is quite impossible without an examination of the United States efforts at ensuring stable markets for the proprietor of 70 of the worlds banana supply the Boston-based United Fruit Company UFCO This paper attempts to explore the relationship between the UFCO the State Department and Guatemala between 1944 and 1954 a time when Guatemalans began to challenge United Fruits domination of Guatemala on both a geographic and economic level The result of the conflicts in interest between Guatemalans and the UFCO was a complex process of enemy construction The UFCO carried out a campaign to convince the US public Congress and State Department that Guatemalans challenge to foreign domination were the warning signs of Soviet influence in the hemisphere The result of this campaign was US intervention in Guatemala in 1954 What this paper attempts to do is deconstruct and examine the reasons and motives behind US intervention in Guatemala The majority of the material used to formulate this analysis was secondary However many of the sources used included detailed primary source information that was of great assistance in forming an objective study of Guatemala-US relations These sources were used to examine the motives of the UFCO and the State Department in their construction of the Communist illusion in Guatemala and to etch out an understanding of the contradiction between the US claim that intervention was instrumental in preventing foreign domination and the reality that US intervention was done to protect US business interests The conclusion of the paper helps in illuminating a continual problem in Central America US intervention at the expense of both the lives and democratic efforts of Central Americans Introduction As most of Central America assumed a low priority role within the purview of United States foreign policy during the 1940s and 1950s an abundance of governmental changes and social
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