June 15, 2007 09:36 AM
Check out this fascinating map of the U.S., which renames the 50 states for other countries with equivalent GDPs. Ohio is Australia, California is France, Tennessee is Saudi Arabia (sorry Tennessee), Michigan is Argentina, Texas is Canada, etc., etc.
Notably missing are Japan, Britain and Russia--presumably their GDPs are higher than any of the 50 states. But we swallow pretty much the rest of the world.
UPDATE: Also China, India.