Thanks Johann for the new screenshots. Maybe the game is too far along to suggest a change in appearance, but, what the heck, I'll suggest anyway. My preference would be to display the world in sort of a 'relief globe', that would give the players an idea of the predominant terrain in each province. For instance, Switzerland could be portrayed as very mountainous, while the Low Countries would be swampy. In other words, the player would be able to tell something about the geography of the province by its graphical presentation. Currently is just plain white, or gray, etc. Minor point I know, but for me, would be very eye appealing.