I make Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption Mods and I also have a really cool YouTube channel called Manda-LORE. I Like Star Wars (Old EU exclusivley), Love Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40,000 is pretty neat as well.
The conditions of the Galaxy at the start of the Clone Wars in 22BBY
The map I found, the borders, I made. This will end up being a part of a future video for my YouTube channel and I intend to animate this map with arrows showing troop movements and border changes as we go through each month of the conflict.
Note: this is based off of the Legends Timeline and in my research, if using wookieepedia as a source, I backlog the article before August 15th, 2008 to ensure no information from TCW is mixed in with Legends info.
Red: Republic Space
Blue: Confederacy of Independent Systems Space
Not Colored In: Neutral Planets/Not Yet Discovered Planets/Unaligned Planets
Borders Running Through: Contested Planets (Planets divided between joing the CIS and remaining in the republic, most of them will be engulfed in the war during the early months)