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Guatemala - History __ "Three distinct stages—Mayan indigenous, Spanish colonial, and modern republican—have left their mark on the history of Guatemala. These separate ways of life persist, but are slowly merging."  An essay. - From -

Guatemala History __ A short essay about Guatemala history.  If you want an expanded and more detailed history, just click "more history." - From -

Guatemala History __ "The government of Colonel Arbenz Guzman attempted various land reforms in the early 1950s, but was overthrown by a US-backed invasion led by military opponents of Arbenz. The country then slid into a state of almost perpetual civil war between a series of right-wing military governments and various leftist guerrilla movements..."  A good general history as well as other information about the country. - from -

Guatemala History __ A general overview of Guatemala history and other interesting facts about Guatemala. - From -


Guatemala History __ "Fishing and farming villages emerged on Guatemala's Pacific coast as early as 2000 BC. They were the forerunners of the great Mayan civilization which dominated Central America for centuries, leaving an enigmatic legacy of hilltop ruins."  A colorful history of Guatemala. - From -

Guatemala - History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations __ General history, legal and political history along with history of Guatemala's educational system. - From Net Industries -    

History of Guatemala __ "The history of Guatemala can be traced back to the arrival of the first human settlers, presumed to have migrated from the north at least 12,000 years ago ..."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

History of Guatemala __ You will find an essay covering the main points of Guatemalan history. - From -


History of Guatemala __ "Comprehensive online resources about the history of the country of Guatemala." - From -

History of Guatemala __ A good look at Guatemala history along with embedded links to related materials. - From - 

The history of the Republic of Guatemala __ Here are click-to-read articles and resources about many aspects of the history of Guatemala. - From -


A Human Rights History of Guatemala __ "This site is a graphical timeline of the history and the struggle for human rights in Guatemala." - From Trudy Miller -

Timeline: Guatemala __ An annotated timeline of important dates in the history of Guatemala. - illustrated - From BBC - 

The Virtual Jewish History Tour - Guatemala __ "Documents in the archives of the Mexican Inquisition attest to the presence of Marranos in Guatemala during the colonial period. The origins of the present Jewish community, however, are from German immigrations who came to the country in the mid-19th-century."  A history of the Jewish People and Guatemala. - illustrated - From - 


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