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Q: Which is larger? PRC or USA

re: geographical area

 

USA:  9,833,517 sq km

 

PRC:  9,596,960 sq km

 

Why do so many Mainlanders tell me China is larger than the US?

 

*source:  https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/

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"Why do so many Mainlanders tell me China is larger than the US?"

 

You know why they are obsessed with the size of it, we all do, but it's not politically correct to say it.

 

Chinese are obsessed with how big their country appears on maps. China will actually promote map projections that make the country appear bigger, such as the Mercator projection.

 

They absolutely hate flat projections that use the real scale of the Earth for obvious reasons:

 

 

Chinese see their country as the center of the world and can't handle being reminded that it isn't that big a part of the whole world after all.

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USA without a doubt. Cos it also has vast swathes of the pacific as unincorporated territories.

Are the guys you talk to including the 9 dash ?

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The USA is far larger because it owns the Pacific Ocean North of the equator

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Population and chinglish usage. 

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I think it depends upon the criteria of the measurement. Land mass, territories, disputed areas, ect.....I'm sure there are dozens of hair-splitting criteria to make your nationalistic dick appear bigger.

For no reason in particular, i always thought it went something like: Russia, Antarctica, Canada, China, USA, Brazil, Australia. I have no idea where i got this belief from. I've never Googled it.

I'm sure marcos can explain it all to us in his pompously condescending vernacular.

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haha, I asked this question just in the hopes of stoking fire in the wumaos and our friend Marcos and getting a bit of the old 'mine's bigger than yours' shit throwing sessions going. After all, lotsa comments on here are saying that's all ecc has devolved to, so I say, let's embrace it!

 

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"Why do so many Mainlanders tell me China is larger than the US?"

 

You know why they are obsessed with the size of it, we all do, but it's not politically correct to say it.

 

Chinese are obsessed with how big their country appears on maps. China will actually promote map projections that make the country appear bigger, such as the Mercator projection.

 

They absolutely hate flat projections that use the real scale of the Earth for obvious reasons:

 

 

Chinese see their country as the center of the world and can't handle being reminded that it isn't that big a part of the whole world after all.

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Ask them the biggest country in Asia and I typically heard that Russia is located in Europe because it's capital is therefore China was the biggest.

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"Devolved"? You mean ecc used to be a ccp ass kissing forum filled with foreign wumaos and pollyannas? LoL

 

Well, bigger load of BS, lies, pollution, psychopaths, evil.......china has, sure. LoL

 

 

But, to go with their stupidity for a moment ask them, so how come

 

1. Japan kicked their ass so bad that they are still screaming in anger and unable to forgive? What is so big about them (except lies)?

 

2. Mainlanders still shit in public, in subway, airports and busy streets? Big shame, sure. Big respect? Tell them go ask themselves.  lol

 

 

3. After their "four big inventions" (paper, compass, explosives...) china invented nothing major? Excuse me, how many years of civilization did they say they have?  lol

 

3. How many Nobel laureates did they produce?

 

4.  How many Bill Gates did it take to invent Window? Who figured out electricity, invented the light bulb, internet....and rice cooker btw?  lol

 

5.   En masse speaking, how come nobody else on this planet like their music? (youtube and internet sink their lame excuses, if any, and music says A LOT about a culture)

 

Let's talk about the near future. When china runs out of water which it will (ask the psychos how many dams china has built in the last 15+ years and why), which country is going to fare better, a 1.7+ billion population country or one with 326 million?  

 

You may want to keep this part to yourself, don't smarten them up and more importantly, protect America.  We all know what dalurens are...... In the grand scheme of things they WILL have a horrible ending which they WELL deserve.  Karma....no escape.

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China is larger.  The CIA figures always include coastal and territorial waters for the USA but not for China.  Take away that water and the figures are:

 

USA - 9,525,067 sq. km.

 

China - 9,640,011 sq. km.

 

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_area

 

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Funny thing is, I actually had some of my students bring this up once, as if I had been challenging them on which country was the biggest or something. What really surprised me was the antagonistic tone - they just HAD to gloat about how China was bigger than the U.S ( and I'm not even American so why they thought I would care is beyond me).  I think they had just covered it in some class or other.

 

I never even knew it was some sort of debate, or matter of pride. It's honestly something that had never occurred to me before then because, well who the fu*k cares which country has the bigger land mass LOL.

 

Anyway, according to their politics teacher or whoever, China is more bigly because America has the great lakes and if you take away that area China wins and is obviously number 1 and much better.

 

So there !  Jia You China....indecision

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