[REGL]Min34 4. You said he doesn`t know that he had the advange over you by stragic points but he knew (wich you didn`t) that Africa isn`t as good as Asia and doesn`t have a advange over it. (The question is why he picked it)
I think I understand why nonsense made the picks they did. Africa as a whole can only be entered from five territories and two of them are in the Middle East. (Only when compared to how many territories can enter Asia.) The Wastelands were placed in several spots that made it hard to attack. France prevents entry for most of the north (which would have been better if Scandinavia and WR were good picks), Nigeria prevents entry into Africa from Brazil and Central America while making it less likely that Player would have picked West Africa, and Siple makes Antarctica a bad pick (Blocking most of the south and a second option from Brazil). The risk comes from the other player taking picks in Australia and, especally, the Middle East. Since nonsense did not pick up the first-turn bonus, an attack from the Middle East would have likely ripped through Africa.
For this game, the major problem came from the lack of blockades in Asia. This, combined with the United Kingdom being the only non-wasteland territory connecting the Americas to the rest of the world, prevented nonsense from getting in a quick strike. (However, most of this game is unusual with the placement of wastelands that it makes it hard to compare to other games.)