|> Why is it stretched out vertically?
Because of the [projection](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_map_projections
) he used; my bet is on [Gall–Peters](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gall%E2%80%93Peters_projection
). And yes, I agree it's ugly, but hej, he's gotta get a source map from somewhere, if this is what he found, so be it.
The bonus names "Czechoslovakia" and "Yugoslavia" seem a little weird; maybe you could change those to "Former ..."? The bonus name "Austria-Hungary" is even stranger; that's the name of a former empire, which was far larger than the current-day states of Austria and Hungary taken together.
In general, I think there could be a problem with the bonuses in South-East Europe. For instance, starting in Serbia or Macedonia let's you take two +1 bonuses in the first turn. Starting in Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary or Slovakia let's you take one +2 bonus in the first turn, with another +2 in the next turn (if you're feeling risky, or playing at low luck, starting in either Austria or Slovakia can even get you both +2s in the first turn).
It looks like all your bonus values equal the number of territories. I propose that, as a basis to start from, you lower all of the small ones by 1, the medium-sized bonuses by 2 and the large ones by at least 3, maybe more. Regarding ex-Yugoslavia and the surrounding area, I think it might be a good idea to completely re-partition the bonuses. How about taking the whole "Balkan" area (which is NOT a synonym for ex-Yu, even though some people seem to think that) and split it in two or three parts.