The Gustavo Sousa 'Oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica' Chart Stuns

 - Jul 28, 2012
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The Gustavo Sousa 'Oceaniaeuropeameriaasiaafrica' chart uses the iconic orbiting rings to show the vast inequalities and standings of different continents on some serious issues.

The Olympic rings are supposed to represent unity, equality and togetherness. However, if we were to suspend tradition and impose reality by using the circle size to represent different stats that plague the world (like percent obesity, number of billionaires and people living with HIV) we can see that the original arrangement of equally sized, compact Olympic rings is not accurate at all. Sousa urges audiences to guess which colored ring represents which continent just by looking at the issue description and comparing.

If you can't figure it out -- don't worry. Here is the answer key: red is America, blue is Oceania, green is Asia, black is Europe and yellow is Africa.