If you want to be a good mapper, read this article here.
- Inkscape is good, but if you change the color of something, parts of the old color remain, you can color those, but it may take a while to fix.
- Paint.NET is better, you can color stuff and easily edit things
Now on to the layout of your map To make a good map layout, put some event tables and years. Add a list of the current conflicts and alliances. For colors, red is usually the attacker and blue the defender.
Music Any instrumental music should do.
I prefer to use real-life events as a basis for events.
Every day, mappers force countries that are allies to fight each other, join the Anti-Ally Fighting Foundation or donate to the cause.