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China's recent unmanned landing of a craft on the far side of the moon has reignited discussion of all things lunar. This geo-graphic compares the surface area of the moon to the territory of the world's biggest empires -- and finds the moon to be only slightly larger than the British Empire in 1920. (Relative sizes of other empires, including the Mongol, Russian, Spanish, Abbasid, etc. are listed in the linked article.) brilliantmaps.com/british-empire-moon/#more-3949
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