This map shows an alternate history World War I ( Great War ) scenario.
In this scenario, Russia does not participate in the partitions of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth at the end of the 18th century. Because of that, the various historical events occur slightly differently, with the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth taking the place of Russia in many events. It eventually becomes a Republic of Three Nations ( the three nations being Poland, Lithuania and Ruthenia, with all three of them having a truly equal say in governing matters ).
As a result, during the Great War, it is the Republic of Three Nations that's a part of the Triple Entente, and not Russia ( Russia itself becomes a relatively peaceful republic shortly before the Great War ).
This map shows exactly those alliances: the Triple Entente and the Triple Alliance, as they were shortly before World War 1.
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The flags and the filter that I used for the Republic of Three Nations flag are made by Minefield, who made an awesome filtered flag pack for the game Victoria II.
This map was made in GIMP.