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14 November 2010 @ 05:58 pm
oh hai Ethiopia  
Neat new map, with the size of the country proportional to the size of the population.

 
 
eatsoylentgreeneatsoylentgreen on November 15th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
The population of India is almost four times that of the US.
Tarsustarsus4 on November 15th, 2010 01:56 am (UTC)
The image doesn't actually imply proportionality (that would be really hard to do). I think they just placed the ranking of countries by population into the ranking of countries by size.
PMMJ: Space Jerkcheetahmaster on November 15th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
I actually got that, but couldn't figure out how to explain that precisely. Nevertheless, it's neat!
eatsoylentgreeneatsoylentgreen on November 15th, 2010 04:27 am (UTC)
ohhhhhhh I get it now.

Is Canada bigger than the US? I keep imagining it as a small strip of frozen wasteland.
PMMJ: Science!cheetahmaster on November 15th, 2010 07:14 am (UTC)
Canada is actually flippin' huge, either the second biggest in the world by area, or close to it. It's just that so much of it is, well, not built for human habitation, that no one really lives there. And all our maps focus on us, so Canadialand is just a footnote there.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on November 15th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
I think even the habitated parts are larger than the U.S. If we assume that no one really lives in NU and some of the NWT that is.
Tales from a suburban touristasimplelife on November 15th, 2010 02:38 pm (UTC)
(although, considering the meager population I suppose we have to use the term habitated loosely. Heh.)
Tales from a suburban tourist: houseasimplelife on November 15th, 2010 02:37 pm (UTC)
Oh it is! We all live in igloos and ride our dogsleds to work!
eatsoylentgreeneatsoylentgreen on November 15th, 2010 04:52 pm (UTC)
woddowa
Trevor Stone: 1895 USA mapflwyd on November 15th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
If they all moved to Canada, it wouldn't be four times for long... unless there's been some major global warming.
Trevor Stone: asia face of the earth reliefflwyd on November 15th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
Nice, though the inclusion of small territories makes things a bit cluttered. Also, Macau appears twice on the map and nothing takes its space. Vatican City and Monaco likewise don't have replacers.

Fun game: Find countries on that map that haven't moved. There are at least five.