Wars are extremely gruesome and ruthless continuations of political instability. Finding yourself in the middle of a conflict is undoubtedly a tremendously miserable experience. During a war, because civilians are in a state of shock, their sense of judgment is often hindered; oftentimes, they are unaware of the precise dangers that lay upon them. Their survival instincts kick in and naturally that is the only thing they focus on. Meanwhile, during the course of the entire experience, several occurrences are hermetically locked inside peopleís heads. It is not until after the war that the psychological effects begin to fully manifest themselves in peopleís lives. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder is a common illness caused by war, which people experience after a war has already ended. Those memories that present themselves after a conflict are called traumas and along with several other events, produce what is called the aftermath of war.