You can't handle the truth?
Thanks all for the clarification! The rules are very poor on this - it doesn't define what that location means. For most cards, that location is the VP at the end of the game... who knew it also means "when its a war card, you suffer this loss also." (Why the heck is it there and not with the other icons? I don't know. Maybe to confuse new players.)The rules are poor?
The rules state: "all defeated nations lose 1 VP as shown on the War card, even if they did not lose any resources."