Just cross-posting from the MOTF to see what people have to say about it.
Ok, since there was an extra week, I decided to actually finish this map I started for the challenge. I feel like it's missing something, but alas, I hope you like it.
The full background is not decided, but the main point would be Swtizerland purchases Monaco, possibly in the aftermath of the succession crisis at the end of Prince Albert's reign, serving as a rather netural party to the territory and thereby acquiring a seaport. As it's clear from the borders that the CP won WWI, perhaps science and engineering have remained more nationally-focused, rather than acquiring the international cooperation bent of postwar, which means no big European projects in Switzerland. I can imagine that, instead, Swiss engineering could have focused on the building of this tunnel linking its sole seaport to the rest of the country. A great feat, I can imagine no better people than the Swiss to seek to accomplish it. The need for it being underground can also have some dark suppositions, such as a less stable European continent, more prone to war.
The map is far from where I wanted to get it, but I think it turned out decently, with the rest of the graphics such as the schedule, the shield, and all else. At least I help it be less boring than what would otherwise almost be a map of 1914 Europe.
Sorry I wasn't able to finish it sooner, this has been a hell of a fortnight.