Well, that's a bloody useless map: Comparing countries to continent.
Try the same map, but put the US, Canada and Mexico into Africa, it's about equal in size, Whoops, we just compared two continents with one another, and funny enough, they come out about the same (N.A.= 25 millions Km2 to Africa 30 millions Km2). Woopdy do.
The point is that many people, partially because they think the familiar Mercator projection is an equal area map, don't understand how big Africa really is and, therefore, might not even begin to suspect how diverse it is, in every way.
is that we will, before Prime Minister Trudeau is tossed out of office, be taking casualties in Africa ... maybe we should start thinking about it, just a wee, tiny bit, starting with the fact that it's bigger than the USA, China, India and most of Europe, combined.Edited to add:
Somewhere here, a few years ago, I posted the factoid
that one of the great big American football stadiums (Dallas, maybe?) uses more electricity on a game night than some African countries produce, but those same African countries could be immensely rich if they could only get organized and could exploit their mineral wealth for their own benefit.