Africa : Africa Could Fit China and the U.S., With Room to Spare

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of Sankofa,



    Africa Could Fit China and the U.S., With Room to Spare


    In early 2013, James Talmage and Damon Maneice, two computer developers in Detroit, created an interactive map that shows the relative expanse of nations and continents. Partly inspired by the designer Kai Krause’s map “The True Size of Africa,” and an episode of The West Wing,TheTrueSize.com shows how distorting the Mercator-map projections are ...




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    The Mercator projection (Wikimedia)



    http://news.yahoo.com/africa-could-fit-china-u-153338300.html

    Africa Could Fit China and the U.S., With Room to Spare

    Africa is massive—30.22 million square kilometers, in fact. It can easily swallow up the whole of Europe; it’s the second-largest continent in the world. Yet the familiar Mercator map does not actually reflect this reality.
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    Right, the article offers the same link, true size:


    " ... Partly inspired by the designer Kai Krause’s map “The True Size of Africa,” and an episode of The West Wing,TheTrueSize.com shows how distorting the Mercator-map projections are ..."



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    `scuse. the image i posted contains a lot of comparison data. i would have posted the thread that it showed up in, but i couldn't remember the thread title, so used the image i downloaded. been so long i couldn't remember how to upload the image itself to the forum, hence the attachment.
     
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    Understood ...

     
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    As recent events show us as well...

    I and the rest of us here do have to place ourselves back in relationship to the real world!!

    fyi
     
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    Not really fair to compare a continent to countries.
     
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    Place Africa in the context of other European continents disappearing natural resources and rise of post colonial black african regimes etc

    fyi
     
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    Then place the African continent both within the context of disappearing natural resources worldwide
    and its own underused ones as well

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