Another experiment with vectors.
Really I think the flags, the coat of arms and the twiddly pattern I added on the right are such lower quality than the map that they sort of detract from the overall quality of the picture.
Germany's dominance over land in this area is the result of the Second Anglo-French War in the mid 19th century. France and Germany were united against Britain in what was essentially a trade dispute that got out of hand. Britain's dominance in South and East Asia greatly impacted on French and German profits, the British's refusal to negotiate on liberalising trade to their colonies was one in a long line of insults to France, the cumulative effects of which caused them to declare war in 1865.
The situation in Europe consisted of a few minor skirmishes, with neither the British and their allies nor the French and theirs wishing to risk any large-scale engagements.
In East Asia the better prepared French forces managed to win several key victories against the British. In South Asia the German Navy managed to match the British long enough for them to bring their superior army forces to bear against the British colonies.
As part of the peace settlement Nepal was annexed by Germany, as was the southern tip of the Indian peninsula. France also managed to negotiate the annexation of Konkan to their empire.
Britain is still the dominate naval force in this region, but their power is definitely waning.