Based on this popular post around the idea of how you can fit the population of the United States into various countries. The map above looks at how you could fit the population of North America into Europe, and still have several million people left over.
The US roughly fits into these countries:
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
Canada roughly fits into:
Mexico roughly fits into:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Caribbean can fit into:
Guatemala has a similar number of people as:
Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama have about 12 million fewer people than the Ukraine with Crimea or 10 million fewer than the Ukraine without Crimea.
Finally keep in mind that North America is 24.7 million km2 vs Europe’s 10.2 million km2 and yet there are still nearly 200 million Europeans we haven’t counted in the map above. That’s why, depending on your perspective, Europe is either really crowded or North America is really empty.
To learn more read:
- Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
- Europe: A History
- An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)
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