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Europe if redrawn based on debt

The above is a made up map of what Europe would look like if it were re-sized based on national debt per person. It was created by the Deutsche Bank and it represents a very different picture to what we’re used to seeing.

Some countries have grown while others have shrunk in size. Sovereign debt is a contentious issue in Europe. Some countries see others as irresponsible with their finances, while others think the less indebted nations as being too careful with funds.

The map is dominated by Greece and its islands while Italy takes on a more robust appearance. Central Europe becomes smaller in size with France appearing as double the size of Germany.

The UK keeps it’s normal shape as its not in the eurozone while Ireland looks enormous against it. 

For comparison, here’s a regular map of  Europe, click on it for closer inspection:
map 2



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