My map updated:
Not quite happy with northern Russia; really warped in this area.
Some VCs in west/central Europe now border each other. Wanted to avoid this, but not possible given the layout of France.
Note the vital strategic location of Haiti. With its dominant German minority, the USA will have to take it out before the Kaizer bases long-range bombers there and wrecks the American economy.
Beginning to think that VCs should be the key to this game, much more so than in WWII.
This is simply because WWII was fought to a finish militarily, WWI was not. VCs therefore would have 2 major functions:
1. Capture and loss of VCs move your morale marker up and down (pushing countries eventually into revolution - much more likely and historical than capturing their capital).
2. In the event of a stalemate after 20 rounds, the number of VCs held (over your starting number) determines a (minor) winner.