April 17, 2021

A Map-lover Illustrated for Us How Big America Is, and It’s Mind-blowing

A lot of people find difficulties reading a physical map. Indeed they can be a little bit confusing, especially when it comes to comparing sizes. Since the earth is spherical there’s no unified method for projection. However, the most common one so far we recognize is the Mercator projection, suggested by geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator in 1569.

In comparison to people who have trouble reading maps, Mkyner is a map lover who decided to compare the sizes od various countries to the United States of America by creating a series of overlapping maps.

Looking at the maps, you’ll realize just how big the USA is – after all, it’s even bigger than Australia!

#1

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Population: 23,470,145, and all trying to buy a house in Melbourne it seems

#2

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Population: 142,122,776

#3

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Population: 4,545,627 people and about 30,000,000 sheep

#4

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Population: 208,846,892

#5

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Population: 1,296,834,042

Expected to pass China in population within a few years. Stripped bit near Winnipeg is occupied by China.

#6

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Population: 262,787,403

More than half the population is on that one island running from northern New Mexico to central Oklahoma. The big island in the upper Great Plains and that thing in the Atlantic are mostly jungle.

#7

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Population: 1,384,688,986

#8

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Population: 25,683,610

Ports: closed.

#9

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Population: 11,570,762

#10

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Population: 17,925,262

#11

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Population: 1,000

aka Holy See

#12

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Population: 4,270,480
One of the coolest-shaped countries, like a Needler from Halo.

#13

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Population: 44,694,198

#14

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Population: 80,457,737

#15

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Population: 38,420,687

#16

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Population: 99,413,317

#17

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Population: 62,246,674

Giving South Carolina the boot.

#18

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Population: 126,168,156 and 1 Godzilla

Bullet train will take you from Tokyo, Arkansas to Osaka, Texas in about 2.5hrs

#19

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Population: 97,040,334

#20

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Population: 343,518

#21

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Population: 81,257,239

*Constantinople

#22

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Population: 65,105,246

#23

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Population: 5,537,364

May or may not exist.

#24

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Population: 17,151,228

#25

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Population: 5,372,191

aka, Occupied West Sweden

#26

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Population: 8,793,370

#27

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Population of the country of Georgia: 4,926,087

Population of the US State of Georgia: 10,519,475

#28

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Population: 43,952,299

IIRC, the Russian-occupied part in the east is roughly New Jersey, Delaware, and a bit of Pennsylvania

#29

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Population: 105,893,381

#30

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Population: 10,040,995

That’s a lot of vikings.