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a geographical map of the US on which the individual states are renamed to foreign countries, according to their comparative yearly Gross Domestic Product (GDP). the resulting map is slightly misleading, because the economies are not weighted for their respective populations. however, the map shows the size of US states’ economies relative to each other (California is the biggest, Wyoming the smallest), & it links those sizes with foreign economies (which are therefore also ranked: Mexico’s & Russia’s economies are about equal size, Ireland’s is twice as big as New Zealand’s).

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If you like strange maps, I made some of them in my blog, maybe you can check it out...

Unfortunately I cannot give you direct links, because today I have access problems to my own blog (tha fact that I am China explains something about it).

Yo can enter in the blog http://chinochano.zoomblog.com and search for "mapas" (maps) in the search window. That will direct you to three or four.

Good luck, and thanks for your interesting blog, I read it every day (no kidding).

Thu 21 Jun 2007 at 10:48 PM

that is more that misleading; it's meaningless

Fri 22 Jun 2007 at 3:44 AM
mc

I think this map is really hard to decipher. It's an interesting concept, but I think the information could be conveyed in a much more lucid way.

Fri 22 Jun 2007 at 4:56 AM
krees

"the resulting map is slightly misleading, because the economies are not weighted for their respective populations."

Um, that's the whole point. If you want to contrast the magnitude of the economies, then you put GDP vs GDP, not GDPPC vs GDPPC.

Besides, if you're talking GDP per capita, it'd be a pretty boring map. Few nations are anywhere near the GDP per capita of most US states.

Sat 23 Jun 2007 at 3:35 PM
flipper
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