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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.

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

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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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