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US States Renamed For Countries With Similar GDPs

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Check out this map showing US states renamed for countries with similar GDPs. It is a very interesting way to see economically active states and how they compare:

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This map was found here.

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Interesting and great find. the site also has a good loko into how they picked each states country. Thanks.

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Alabama and Iran......funny.

It's interesting to see just how prosperous our nation is. Thanks for posting the map, Neo.

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That's too funny. We get to be Switzerland and NC get's to be Sweden.

Edit: I didn't see Russia up there with New Jersey. That's amazing.

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I had recently discovered this map too!

The one that boggles my mind the most is New Jersey/Russia. It takes Russia's 142,000,000 people, and half the Eurasian continent to equal New Jersey's economy. And New Jersey only has 8 million people, and is the geographic size of Estonia.

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These are just 50 of the reasons the US government cannot trust the intentions of other countries and mandates from political institutions like the UN. The US is the preeminent economic power and people around the world will always be looking to limit it.

Japan, China, Germany and the UK are the only countries that have bigger economies than any one state.

GDP as of 2005, in trillions of $

US is 12.416

Japan is 4.53

Germany is 2.79

China is 2.23

The UK is 2.198

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Ouch! Michigan got Argentina. That's a third world nation. Isn't it? :blink:

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These are just 50 of the reasons the US government cannot trust the intentions of other countries and mandates from political institutions like the UN. The US is the preeminent economic power and people around the world will always be looking to limit it.

Japan, China, Germany and the UK are the only countries that have bigger economies than any one state.

GDP as of 2005, in trillions of $

US is 12.416

Japan is 4.53

Germany is 2.79

China is 2.23

The UK is 2.198

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Notice how the second and third countries are countries that we rebuilt after world war II. Goes to show you what happens when you aren't spending a ton of money on military...

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These are just 50 of the reasons the US government cannot trust the intentions of other countries and mandates from political institutions like the UN. The US is the preeminent economic power and people around the world will always be looking to limit it.

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Strange Maps is my favorite blog ever!

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Don't let Bush see this map... he'd be so confused... and would probably start making plans to bomb Alabama.

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How many other countries have comparable population, land area, and natural resources to those of the US?

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Notice how the second and third countries are countries that we rebuilt after world war II. Goes to show you what happens when you aren't spending a ton of money on military...

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These are just 50 of the reasons the US government cannot trust the intentions of other countries and mandates from political institutions like the UN. The US is the preeminent economic power and people around the world will always be looking to limit it

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It's interesting Michigan is Argentina because my dad is involved in the auto industry, and he does A LOT of business travel in Argentina.

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Cool map, but I'm not too sure of the accuracy of some of the info. On the link, it has NY listed as the #7 state in terms of GDP behind CA, TX, FL, IL, NJ and OH. That doesn't seem right, I would think it was #3 behind CA and TX.

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Argentina is known for being the most developed and refined South American nation. I wouldn't worry about the comparison anyway, its just talking about dollars and cents.

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For what its worth, the Canadian economy is worth $1.495 trillion CDN.

Source: http://www40.statcan.ca/l01/cst01/indi02a.htm

The CDN is on a pathway to reach parity with the USD by the end of this year. If so, that means the GDP of Canada will be worth roughly $1.5 trillion USD before the end of the year for 2007.

Canada has a population of 33 million.

California has a population of 35.2 million and a GDP of $2.15 trillion USD, Texas has a population of 22.2 million and a GDP of $1.08 trillion USD.

Source: http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/2007/06/1...h-similar-gdps/

Canada also is the only G7 and G8 nation that has consistently posted national balanced budgets for nearly a decade now.

For a long time I didn't realize the difference between G7 and G8:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G7

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G8

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The US Economy is actually smaller than that of the European Union now. The USA is no longer the preeminent economic power of the world.

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Personally I believe the best way to measure a nation-state's economy is how that economy directly affects the individual. For example, if Nation A's economy is smaller than Nation B's but the wealth of the average Joe in Nation A is higher than Nation B's average Joe, then Nation A would have the better economy.

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^Agreed. The United States has a dynamic economy, but in the western world its become an economy (increasingly since the 1980's as opposed to decreasing as it was from the 1930's to 1970's after the Gilded Age and rebirth of the Progressive era) that is highly polarized with groups of extremely wealthy, extremely poor and a middle class that is being stretched thin and harder to reach.

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No one has posted here lately, and I would still be interested in hearing others' thoughts of this map.

The USA is known by everyone to be the richest and most prosperous nation on earth, and this map spells it out quite clearly. And it's a fact we have all known since we were old enough to understand such things.

I'm still literally blown away by the implications of this map. New York's economy is equal to that of an immense country like Brazil! Michigan's economy is equal to Argentina's. California's economy is the size of the French economy, and Cal. has one-third the population of France!

Through all the faults of our economic/social system, and all the other huge problems our country and people face, we are doing SOMETHING right.:)

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