Have you ever seen our map on a flat piece of paper. Is it just ironic that North America lies in the top left hand corner? The Earth is a sphere. Then who decided that North America deserved to be in the top left corner? Maybe it was the guy who came up with the concept of an atlas. Sure, he deserved the right to choose the orientation of the map. But do you realize how it unconsciously makes North America look more powerful as it dominates the top left side of the map-the side where we read from? I wouldn’t blame them though. Whoever came up with this orientation of the globe was probably trying to remove the water-side of the globe in order to capture the most ‘land’ in one picture.
I don’t necessarily think a flipped version is any better, but this is how it looks. See how china is in the center of the world! Well technically, we can flip it around in any way and make every country the center.