despite the subject being familiar from europe 1914
, i very much like the concept here of invasion routes thru the trenches only via the battlefields. the artwork is crisp and clear. unfortunately, the explanation of the conditional borders is not clear at all and u will need a different wording.
the map tries to cover too much territory, with the result that western and central europe, where the war was largely won and lost, looks tiny, while the ottoman empire has too many regions shown compared with its role in the war. u're attempting to show the russian revolution too, which adds unnecessary complexity to the bonuses: the russian empire by itself is enough, while moscow, samara, the railway and the don cossacks participated in the russian revolution rather than the great war.
i recommend that u draw a line roughly from petrograd to alexandria and delete all regions that are east of this line. after u do this, try rotating the playable area clockwise by 30 degrees and zoom in slightly with the playable area centred on vienna or munich, while using the space east of the petrograd-alexandria line for a unified legend.
the british empire and italy colours are too similar to each other, so it's unclear that malta is needed for the british bonus. perhaps use pink for the british empire, since pink was traditionally used by british cartographers?
why is corsica shown as independent? it was, and is, french! maybe it's best not to name corsica, but simply have it as an unplayable region in the french colour; delete the sea route from marseille, so that france can attack italy only thru lombardy, which keeps more of the play in the middle of europe.