Goldstein’s Book explains that the War which is going on can not be decisive.
” None of the three super-states could be definitively conquered even by the other two in combination.”
“Secondly, there is no longer…anything to fight about… each of the… super-states…can obtain almost all the materials that it needs within its own boundaries.”
“Whichever power controls equatorial Africa, or the countries of the Middle East…” treats the inhabitants as expendable…”the fighting never really moves beyond the edges of the disputed areas.”
The exposure of the facts that wars happen among unimportant areas; makes the reader examine Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Yemen, as places where the powers practice their warcraft, just as written.