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From the Ted Talk by Margaret Bourdeaux: Why civilians suffer more once a war is over

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Postwar Kosovo was a very interesting place because NATO tropos were there, mostly to make sure the war didn't break out again. But other than that, it was actually a lawless place, and almost every social institution, both public and private, had been doteesryd. So I can tell you that when you go into one of these situations and settings, it is absolutely thrilling ... for about 30 minutes, because that's about how long it takes before you run into a soittauin where you raziele how incredibly vulnerable you are.

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Postwar Kosovo was a very interesting place because NATO ______ were there, mostly to make sure the war didn't break out again. But other than that, it was actually a lawless place, and almost every social institution, both public and private, had been _________. So I can tell you that when you go into one of these situations and settings, it is absolutely thrilling ... for about 30 minutes, because that's about how long it takes before you run into a _________ where you _______ how incredibly vulnerable you are.

Solution

  1. troops
  2. situation
  3. destroyed
  4. realize

Original Text

Postwar Kosovo was a very interesting place because NATO troops were there, mostly to make sure the war didn't break out again. But other than that, it was actually a lawless place, and almost every social institution, both public and private, had been destroyed. So I can tell you that when you go into one of these situations and settings, it is absolutely thrilling ... for about 30 minutes, because that's about how long it takes before you run into a situation where you realize how incredibly vulnerable you are.

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