Welcome to Guatemala! Where in 1943, I owned 42% of Guatemalen land and practically controlled the government!
UNITED FRUIT COMPANY
The Guatemalan Revolution of 1944
Oh no! The Guatemalan government that supported my monopoly has been overthrown in the revolution!
Now I, Dr. Juan Jose Arévalo, am the president of Guatemala!
What am I going to do? The new Guatemalan government is giving my land away to small farmers, the same farmers I made broke and took land from to create my monopoly!
Wait! I have an idea...
Oh goodness America, you won't believe what happened! The new Guatemalan president is a communist! He's taking my land and dividing it among peasants! The capitalist monopoly I created is being destroyed! BY COMMUNISTS!