For some reason, after finding out that one can form Westphalia as a nation in Europa Universalis 3 I've become slightly obsessed with the idea, and this slight obsession inspired this map.
So, I give you the Kingdom of Westphalia in 1878. A moderate colonial power which weilds significant power due to its dominance over north Germany. Relations with Britain are good, recent diplomatic conferences have seen the two nations work together, and the two nations still maintain their old alliance from the days of France's European empire-building.
France and Westphalia are less than happy with one another, however, they have an old rivalry that is not made any better by the recent scandal over a Westphalian nobleman who made donations to Flemish seperatists seemingly with the government's consent.
On the other side of Europe sits France's ally Russia. Russia has very few colonies of a significant size, but a mighty contiguous empire stretching from the borders of Prussia to the borders of the Chinese empire. They are by no means advanced, but their superior numbers and stubbornity when angered has made them a significant threat to Westphalia (despite the two nations lacking any land border) and Germany as a whole.
Europe is set for a war of epic proportions, the Germans and the British on one side, France and Russia on the other. But this does not tell the whole story, for there are yet empires whose alliegence may be bought, and whose power may win the coming war for either side.
Edit: Changed "Novgorod" to "Russia". This TL is meant to have a Napoleonic PoD, after all.