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Swaziland is an independent country of approximately 1.5 million people located in southern Africa. As a landlocked country, it is bordered by Mozambique and South Africa. Except for a few skirmishes during the South African War (1899–1902), no major wars were fought in Swaziland; however, the country was not spared direct and indirect participation, nor did it escape the socioeconomic implications thereof. The Swazi participated as soldiers during the South African War, as labor corps during the First World War (1914–1918), and as labor corps and soldiers during the Second World War (1939–1945). Swaziland did not experience an armed liberation struggle of its own, but armed liberation struggles in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa in the second half of the 20th century have had significant ...

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