Bombing During World War II

According to the United States Strategic Bombing Survey, the Allies dropped 2.7 million tons of bombs on continental Europe. Half this total went to Germany, 21.8% to France, and 13.7% to Italy, the remaining 14.2% being partitioned between Austria, Hungary, the Balkans, Belgium, Scandinavia, and the Low Countries. The Royal Air Force did 45.8% of the Allies’ bombing, the United States Air Forces 54.2%.

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Largest Subdivisions Mapped

A first-level subdivision or subnational entity is an officially outlined geographical division within a sovereign country. Such a division is designed to improve the responsiveness of a national government to sub-national activities. As such, a division is given some degree of administrative independence, which is considered as a form of limited self-government in some nations.

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Earth’s surface visualized

The Total Surface Area of our planet is about 509.6 million km² or 197 million mi². The land occupies only 29% of the Earth’s Surface (148.3 million km2 or 57.3 million mi²). The largest countries by surface area are Russia (3.35%), Canada (1.96%), China (1.88%), United States (1.87%), Brazil (1.67%), and Australia (1.51%). Together they occupy approximately 12.24% of the planet’s surface. 70% of the Earth’s total surface is covered with water (361. 7 million km² or 139. 7 million mi²).

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