The true size of Greenland
Let’s first take a look at Greenland. A very large country, right? Almost as big as the entire continent of South America.
But when its position is shifted to the same latitude of the USA, it’s clear that Greenland is nowhere near as big as we thought. And when moved still further to the equator, we can see that it’s nothing special compared to other islands.

Here’s what would happen if Australia was at the same latitude as Russia and Europe.
It seems that Australia isn’t particularly large. Firstly, this is because it’s close to the equator. Secondly, it’s separated from the other continents and thus difficult to compare with anything else. But take a look at this map...
Look at how the shape of Australia has changed when it’s moved to the north. This is because it’s now within the Arctic Circle, much closer to the pole, and as a result it becomes stretched.
And here’s the USA (minus Alaska) in comparison to Australia. As you can see, they’re practically the same size.

 It seems that Mexico is quite a large country.

And here’s the real size of that most mysterious of continents — Antarctica.

 So what’s the real size of Russia?

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