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The war revolved around power over Eastern Suriname and control of the trade in cocaine. The war had serious consequences for the Maroons (especially the Ndyuka) and Suriname: villages were demolished, roads (including much of the eastern East-West Link), water pipelines and power lines, schools, public buildings, clinics, and businesses were destroyed.