Soth Choeurn (54) stepped on a land mine and lost his left leg and a finger of his left hand. Nothing extraordinary in Cambodia, where ( in the mid-1990s) some eight people a day stepped on a mine. But Soth’s case was less common: ten years earlier, another land mine already had taken his right leg.
Since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, the physical bomb craters have been filled in or transformed into ponds packed with carp. But the scars of war have not been so easily erased from the minds of thousands of Vietnamese. In contrast to the experience on the American side, little is known about war related psychological traumas in Vietnam.
The Nagorno-Karabakh War between the majority ethnic Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, with the backing of the Republic of Armenia, and the Republic of Azerbaijan started Inter-ethnic fighting in both former Soviet republics in 1988.
Two years after the war of independence ended, in 1977, the Mozambican Civil War broke out between the ruling left-wing Frelimo and the guerilla-organisation Renamo, supported by the Apartheid regime in South Africa., After 15 years, in 1992, with the end of the cold war and the breakdown of apartheid in South Africa, the Rome General Peace Accords were signed and fighting came to an end.