The crazy thing here is just how much is apparently being swept under the rug and outright ignored.
Anyone who takes even a cursory glance at real world history can quickly understand that the end’s of wars are incredibly messy, especially the more political entities you have involved.
The so-called Fourth War was a global conflict, comparable to something like WW1 on Earth. It took five years after the end of WW1 to hammer out the various treaties and agreement which covered everything from war reparations, land seizure, brand new nations being formed, forced repatriation of peoples, and force limits imposed on aggressor nations.
The Horde is essentially the loser of the Fourth War which nominally places the Alliance into the position of power in peace negotiations (logically the Horde are the faction suing for peace). This can actually create an interesting setting for inter faction conflict in the Alliance if Anduin doesn’t go far enough demanding war reparations.
Just off the top of my head here are the big questions being left unanswered (and some of these have been left unanswered as far back as the end of MoP when Garrosh was deposed).
- Reparations for Teldrassil
- Removal of Horde forces from Night Elf lands (Darkshore, Ashenvale, possibly even Azshara)
- Limits on weapons of mass destruction (Azerite in this context)
- Force limits imposed on the Horde
- Resolutions to in-game Battleground conflicts (some of these may already be solved in canon, but WSG is the best example)
- Indemnities payed to Theramore survivors
- Withdrawal of Horde forces from still existing Human nations on Lordaeron (Gilneas, Stromgarde)
- Horde required to fund clean up of blight in EK
- Decisions on resettlement for Forsaken refugees (are they allowed back, etc)
And probably others I’m forgetting. A simple armistice that says “We’re cool for now” is nothing more than a flimsy ceasefire, not a peace deal meant to establish a lasting peace.
Maybe this is stuff that will be arbitrated between the two factions after N’zoth is taken care of, but considering Blizz’s track record it will be ignored, or you can find out more by buying a poorly written novel for the low price of 14.99$