This map is an homage to the original Modified Medium Earth by Fizzer as well as the Small Earth Board Map by Lionheart.
This map gives the old MME map a face lift, touching up rough edges as well as adding more aesthetic elements while at the same time retaining all the traditional gameplay and "strategicness" of the old map. This map was intentionally made to be identical to the old map in terms of territories, bonuses, and connections in order to preserve the "new map, same gameplay" feeling.
Thanks! The outlines correspond exactly with the old MME, and I was confused too about spots such as India and West US which unfortunately had to be carried over into this map in order to preserve the old Strategic 1v1 gameplay.
Sorry about that! I wish I could fix it but then it would not match the old map. Cheers!