Here you will find my posts on my "Citizens of a Dead Nation" universe which I plan to write a book of the same name, as well as start a film series on YouTube.
This is deductive reasoning that takes the cake. Best guess by far.Considering it was stated that “iran is geographically close (but not correct):
Iran generally is not a possibility, as it is shared by two allies and the only other bordering nation is one of the neutrals
Egypt might wanna break free from France, and also borders Ethiopia, so it could be related to that, even if the other neighboring countries are exclusively neutrals
Tibet might want to remove the yoke too but is otherwise bordered by mostly Russia and China (allies) so relatively unlikely
Saudi Arabia could be an area of importance too especially since I don’t see already established SoI, but then again it’s less likely to start a war over not yet existing SoIs or if someone is expanding their SoI in Tibet or there (unless a treaty prohibited that)
which more or less leaves out south india and probably something involving one of the smaller statelets being bullied (eG occupied) by ethiopia or France, which would be a more direct infringement on SoIs, and considering both empires are huge and brought a lot of foreign land directly under their control (see practically unified french india) these small states might actually be protected by some treaty.
my bet would be on India or maybe Saudi-Arabia, both in regards to SoI infringement.
It’s sad that we don’t know the categorical (diplomatic insult, simple conquest, SoI infringement, trade threats, uprising, boi killed etc.) cause of the war since it would make things easier and more creative than wild guessing but yeah
I got a map that uses some of Drex's African borders. One reason why Nigeria looks so but is because it is an Empire, and wasn't a colony of the European powers.why does Burkina Faso have the same borders as OTL?
"Guinea" and "Nigeria" look pretty space-filling. Maybe you should break them up?