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19 Maps That Will Help You Put The United States In Perspective

The U.S. is basically an overcompensating, attention-seeking brat.

1. Alaska x The Contiguous United States

2. Brazil x The United States

3. Argentina x The United States

4. Chile x The United States

5. Iran x The United States

6. Saudia Arabia x The United States

7. Libya x The United States

8. The Sudan* x The United States

*before South Sudan officially became an independent state on July 9, 2011

9. The Democratic Republic of Congo x The United States

10. Madagascar x The United States

11. Japan x The United States

12. North Korea x The United States

13. Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos x The United States

14. China x The United States

15. Russia x The United States

16. India x The United States

17. The United States x Africa

18. The U.S. vs The World

19. Maps are just all wrong. Here’s how the world map should look according to “The West Wing”:

Ah, the politics of map design.

The Gall-Peters Projection world map

While originally created by James Gall in 1885, the Gall-Peters Projection came into public consciousness in 1967 when Arno Peters championed it as a more accurate representation of the size of countries. It was considered controversial for calling into question the way the “third-world” is represented.

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