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Revolution of the 1944
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Guatemala is a rural country with 3 million of habitants.
Manuel José Estrada Cabrera takes the power with the help of the UFCO.
The people declare Manuel José Estrada Cabrera mentally insane and obliged him to leave the power.
The General Jorge Ubico Castañeda takes the power and promulgated the law against vagrancy.
Decrease wages and salaries of the public sector
UFCO is benefited, which is the largest exporter of the country.
Ubico is re-elected as president for third year consecutive.
Students and Teachers threaten Ubico with a general strike.
Ubico close the University.
The general strike against Ubico is declared.
Ubico delegated the power to the general Federico Ponce Vaides.
The revolution triumphs and Ponce Vaides resigns.
Juan José Arévalo is elected as the president.
The colonel Jacobo Arbenz is elected as the president.
Árbenz promotes the industrialization of the country.
Árbenz expropriates foreign companies such as UFCO.
A coup led by the Catholic Church and the CIA triumphs and made the greatest achievements of the revolution behind.
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