A map for the Map of the Fortnight 1 contest on www.alternatehistory.com.
Topic was as titled.
I decided for a version of Europe that is connected by a network of ironways (trains) and celestonavs (airships).
Dominated by a mighty Holy German Empire this Europe is far more advanced in steam technology, using it for transport and war machines. The Last German-French War in 1855 was fought with steamtanks and celestonavs. The superior technology of the HGE ensured its victory and the dismembering of France.
EDIT: Replaced the ship picture with a more steampunkish one.