Either I thought the USA smaller or Russia bigger - see below video.
Africa is a bit of a surprise.
Also, the relatively small size of Italy compared to Alaska is somewhat unexpected to me. Mind you, I didn't realise Italy, at 301,336 km2 73rd largest country in the world, is so much smaller than Germany, whose 357,114 km2 (137,882 sq mi) make it the 63rd largest of 249 countries, with the Vatican City the smallest of all, just behind Monaco.
By comparison, not vastly smaller than the United Kingdom (242,900 km2), Nebraska extends over 77,355 sq mi (200,349 km2), which places it between Belarus and Kyrgyzstan.