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====Post-independence====
 
====Post-independence====
On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy-general of Guatemala (formed by Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) officially proclaimed its independence from Spain and its incorporation into the Mexican Empire, which was dissolved two years later. The Guatemalan provinces formed the United Provinces of Central America, which dissolved by 1840, resulting in Guatemala being an independent nation. Guatemala's "Liberal Revolution" came in 1871 under the leadership of Justo Rufino Barrios, who worked to modernize the country, improve trade, and introduce new crops and manufacturing. During this era coffee became an important crop for Guatemala. Barrios had ambitions of reuniting Central America and took the country to war in an unsuccessful attempt to attain this, losing his life on the battlefield in 1885 against forces in El Salvador. From 1898 to 1920, Guatemala was ruled by the dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera, whose access to the presidency was helped by the United Fruit Company.  
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On September 15, 1821, the Captaincy-general of Guatemala According to all known laws
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of aviation,
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there is no way a bee
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should be able to fly.
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Its wings are too small to get
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its fat little body off the ground.
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The bee, of course, flies anyway
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because bees don't care
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what humans think is impossible.
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Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
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Yellow, black. Yellow, black.
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Ooh, black and yellow!
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Let's shake it up a little.
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Barry! Breakfast is ready!
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Ooming!
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Hang on a second.
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Hello?
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- Barry?
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- Adam?
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- Oan you believe this is happening?
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- I can't. I'll pick you up.
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Looking sharp.
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Use the stairs. Your father
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paid good money for those.
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Sorry. I'm excited.
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Here's the graduate.
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We're very proud of you, son.
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A perfect report card, all B's.
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Very proud.
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Ma! I got a thing going here.
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- You got lint on your fuzz.
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- Ow! That's me!
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- Wave to us! We'll be in row 118,000.
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- Bye!
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Barry, I told you,
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stop flying in the house!
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- Hey, Adam.
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- Hey, Barry.
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- Is that fuzz gel?
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- A little. Special day, graduation.
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Never thought I'd make it.
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Three days grade school,
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three days high school.
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Those were awkward.
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Three days college. I'm glad I took
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a day and hitchhiked around the hive.
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You did come back different.
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- Hi, Barry.
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- Artie, growing a mustache? Looks good.
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- Hear about Frankie?
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- Yeah.
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- You going to the funeral?
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- No, I'm not going.
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Everybody knows,
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sting someone, you die.
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Don't waste it on a squirrel.
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Such a hothead.
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I guess he could have
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just gotten out of the way.
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I love this incorporating
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an amusement park into our day.
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That's why we don't need vacations.(formed by Chiapas, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras) officially proclaimed its independence from Spain and its incorporation into the Mexican Empire, which was dissolved two years later. The Guatemalan provinces formed the United Provinces of Central America, which dissolved by 1840, resulting in Guatemala being an independent nation. Guatemala's "Liberal Revolution" came in 1871 under the leadership of Justo Rufino Barrios, who worked to modernize the country, improve trade, and introduce new crops and manufacturing. During this era coffee became an important crop for Guatemala. Barrios had ambitions of reuniting Central America and took the country to war in an unsuccessful attempt to attain this, losing his life on the battlefield in 1885 against forces in El Salvador. From 1898 to 1920, Guatemala was ruled by the dictator Manuel Estrada Cabrera, whose access to the presidency was helped by the United Fruit Company.  
  
 
On 4 July 1944, dictator Jorge Ubico Castañeda was forced to resign his office in response to a wave of protests and a general strike, and from then until the end of a murderous civil war in 1996, Guatemala was subject to a series of coups with massive attendant civil rights abuses. State-sponsored murders of students, human rights activists and the ethnic Mayan peoples, gained Guatemala a terrible reputation around the world. In 1999, US president Bill Clinton stated that the United States was wrong to have provided support to Guatemalan military forces that took part in the brutal civilian killings.
 
On 4 July 1944, dictator Jorge Ubico Castañeda was forced to resign his office in response to a wave of protests and a general strike, and from then until the end of a murderous civil war in 1996, Guatemala was subject to a series of coups with massive attendant civil rights abuses. State-sponsored murders of students, human rights activists and the ethnic Mayan peoples, gained Guatemala a terrible reputation around the world. In 1999, US president Bill Clinton stated that the United States was wrong to have provided support to Guatemalan military forces that took part in the brutal civilian killings.

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