In the statement of Maschke's theroem we are told 'Let G be a finite group and F a field in which |G| not equal to zero. As an example we are told if our group was C2 (cyclic) then we could not have F=F2 (the field with 2 elements). I fail to see how C2 and F2 are related, surely |C2|=2 regardless of F. I do not see how changing the field changes the size of the group. What am I missing??