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On the subject of bombs the Lonely Planet guide tells us that Laos is, per capita, the most heavily bombed country on the planet and there is still considerable danger posed by UXO (unexploded ordinances). These UXO stem from 100 years or so of warfare in the region and are of Soviet, American, French, Chinese, Vietnamese manufacture.
The east of the country formed a considerable part of the Ho Chi Minh Trail and sustained heavy bombing as the Vietnam war spilt across the border. This was all completely illegal of course as were the secret bombings of Cambodia. During this time the CIA were also actively involved in Laos training a secret army, largely formed from Hmong tribesmen, to counter the influence of the Pathet Lao (communists). Hmong rebels in some places continue to hold out against the government to this day.