Hey MapNerds! Here’s another one I found quite illuminating. Given the recent debt debates, fiscal cliffs in the US and UK, and Greece’s continued crisis…this is an interesting illustration of the relative power and, thus economic and financial capacity, each of these countries has or could have. Not swaying opinions in any direction, but it is food for thought.
The map first appeared in People’s Handy Atlas of the World in ca. 1920. A post elaborating on it can also be found here: http://thesciencebookstore.com/thematic-maps-finding-russia-in-the-us-midwest/