Information graphic just for fun illustrating the extent of the U.S. Department of Defense’s international operations. The DoD has facilities, land and employees in 40 countries and employs 3.6 million people worldwide (including the U.S.). It also occupies 44,582 square miles of land, which is just about the size of the state of Ohio. The data used for this graphic can be found here.
This graphic was created to submit to the 2013 Information is Beautiful Awards, which I can say I happily made the shortlist of entries!