Anyone who is familiar with the Original Gundam Series or The 08th MS Team know that they both are analogues WWII and Vietnam. But, the original series visited regions all over the world but very briefly, while 08th MST just focused on skirmishes in south east Asia. I just felt like bringing mobile suit combat to places that make for a change in scenery. They also provide different scenarios for combat throughout the U.C. century.
Finally added the missing part of the image. Enjoy.