This is a *tentative* final product for a kind of 'soft' Entente victory in WW1, with the time of the map being 1950. The main POD is slightly different concessions on the part of the Austrian government after the Hungarian revolts, leading to a less convoluted military command structure and management procedure. This enables Austria-Hungary to be much more prepared for the Great War and perform much better against Russia and Serbia, strengthening the unity of the multiethnic empire (though the Yugoslav movement was not completely eliminated, progressive reforms by Karl I led to Czechs, Bosnians, and Croats becoming far more amenable to the relative stability and prosperity of the Austrian government). Russia still manages to be a tough opponent for the Dual Alliance, and Italy ultimately joins the Entente, creating immense pressure on Germany and Austria. Russia fell in 1917 to democratic revolution, and though socialists and communists played a significant role in the revolt, the lack of a leader (Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky, and others had fled Germany to America after the outbreak of the war between Germany and Russia for fear of being interned) meant that there was no civil war between the democratic and socialist coalitions. Germany, Austria, and Russia negotiated the Treaty of Warsaw (relatively similar to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk) to end Russian participation in the war. The Western Front was unmoving through 1917 and 1918, and the United States never joined the war, as Germany never grew truly desperate and engaged in unrestricted submarine warfare because food supplies from the Balkans were never disrupted to the degree that they were OTL. The Ottomans were still incapable of fending off the British invasion and ultimately collapsed in the beginning of 1919, though the war continued until 1920. The Entente, weary of the constant trench warfare in Italy and France that had already caused millions of deaths, approached the United States (who had maintained relatively friendly relations with the Dual Alliance) with the hopes of convincing the Americans to mediate a peace deal between the two sides. It took nearly another 6 months of negotiation simply for the ceasefire to be approved by both sides, after which peace talks began. Both sides had ambitious goals for the peace conference- Italy and Japan were hoping for large territorial concessions, while Austria and Germany were hoping to be able to carve out spheres of influence in Eastern Europe. The final peace deal didn't quite meet the goals of either side, and largely represented the upholding of the status quo. Germany and Austria were forced to enact sweeping democratic reforms, dramatically reducing the power of their monarchs to the point of being hardly more powerful than the British monarchy. Germany was allowed to retain her colonies, as it was perceived that this would help to maintain the balance in Africa as had been established at the Berlin Conference. The main stipulations of the Treaty of Warsaw were upheld as well, however, rather than placing Habsburg and Hohenzollern monarchs on the thrones of the new nations in Eastern Europe, the Entente insisted on the establishment of fully democratic governments. The territory of Elsaß-Lothringen was placed under joint French-German occupation, and it was to hold a referendum in 1922 as to whether they would remain a part of Germany or France.
The Treaty of Brussels (ITTL equivalent of the Treaty of Versailles) had ended the Great War, but had given rise to new tensions and problems. Italy felt completely snubbed by the peace agreement, having joined the Entente on the condition of receiving Tyrol and Trieste, and actually receiving neither (they conveniently ignored the fact that they had only held the line against the Austrian forces with British assistance). Japan was likewise offended by the terms of the treaty, as they were forced to return Germany's pacific colonies to them (they continued to occupy the Marianas until 1925, when the League of Nations issued an ultimatum to Japan that they withdraw), even though they were given influence over much of northeastern China. With the onset of the Great Collapse (OTL Great Depression), ITTL there was the similar consequence to OTL of many nations turning toward socialism or fascism to combat these issues. The Russian democracy rapidly fell to a fascist regime under Rodzaevsky, while Italy's fascist dictator was Emilio De Bono. Mexico underwent a civil war between communists and fascists, with the fascists ultimately winning out with Italian and Russian aid. Japanese nationalists aligned themselves with the European fascists largely out of spite for the League of Nations. The United States of America would transition to a communist state, remaining relatively democratic but gradually becoming less and less tolerant of dissenting opinions (racism in particular was forcefully stamped out, as it was viewed as a significant impediment to a truly egalitarian state). The second Great War would be between the democracies of the world (including America) and the expansionist, fascist powers that threatened the peace that the Treaty of Brussels had established.
So, as mentioned, this map is of the world after the end of the Second Great War. America (USSA) has established spheres of communist influence, while the European powers have promoted the establishment of multiparty, democratic governments elsewhere. The world is about to enter a kind of 'Cold War' stage, but it won't be quite as tense as OTL. The European powers are beginning the decolonization process, having recognized the impracticalities of maintaining a vast empire and also with growing liberal movements protesting imperialism as unethical. The USSA isn't as extreme or closed-off as the USSR was OTL, and so does not appear to pose as significant a threat to the Europeans as the USSR did to the USA OTL. Nonetheless, Europe dislikes communism (religiosity has been on the rise in Europe, and failed communist and socialist uprisings in the 1920s and 1930s ITTL were distasteful, almost horrifying affairs) and would like to keep it an arm's (or ocean's) length away, while the communists perceive the Europeans as imperialist warmongers.
NOTE: sorry if some of the red colors are confusing, I chose the red color for Britain because I like it a lot more than the pink and I felt it went well with the aesthetic of the map, but once I got around to making more of the communist countries I realized that the color difference is difficult to perceive at some points. Notably- Japan and East Russia are
communist. The Northern Philippines, Australia, and Canada are not (the former is a British colony, the latter two are Dominions).