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    The map above and the table below have been slightly revised so that both the GDP of US states and the GDP of foreign countries are in descending order in the table below. The map above is an updated version of a similar map from 2007 here.
    The map was created by matching economic output in US states in 2012 to foreign countries with comparable GDPs, using BEA data for GDP by state here and GDP by country from the United Nations, via Wikipedia here. For each US state (and the District of Columbia), I tried to find the country closest in economic size in 2012 (measured by GDP), and for each state there was a country with a pretty close match – those countries are displayed in the map above and in the table below. Obviously, in some cases the closest match was a country that produced slightly more, or slightly less economic output in 2012 than a given US state.
    It’s pretty amazing how ridiculously large the US economy is, and the map above helps put America’s GDP of $16.2 trillion in 2012 (and more than $17 trillion in Q4 2013) into perspective by comparing the GDP of US states to other country’s entire national GDP. For example:



    1. America’s largest state economy is California, which produced $2.003 trillion of economic output in 2012, just slightly below Italy’s GDP in the same year of $2.013 trillion. In 2012, California would have been tied with Italy as the 9th largest economy in the world. And California’s population is only 38 million compared to Italy’s population of 61 million, which means California produces the same economic output as Italy with 37% fewer people. That’s a testament to the superior, world-class productivity of the American worker.


    2. America’s second largest state economy – Texas – produced $1.4 trillion of economic output in 2012, placing it just slightly behind the world’s 13th largest country by GDP – Australia – with $1.56 trillion of economic output.


    3. Even with all of its oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s GDP in 2012 at $711 billion was less than GDP in Florida ($777 billion) and just slightly more than the GDP in Illinois ($695 billion).


    4. New York’s GDP in 2012 of $1.205 trillion was slightly more than Mexico’s GDP of $1.18 trillion, even though Mexico’s population of 120.8 million people is 6.2 times larger than the number of people living in New York (19.6 million). Another example of the world-class productivity of the American workforce.


    5. Washington state produces almost as much economic output ($375.7 billion) as Venezuela ($382 billion), even though Venezuela’s population (30 million) is more than four times larger than Washington’s (6.9 million).


    6. Likewise, capitalist West Virginia produces about the same GDP as communist Cuba, even though Cuba’s population is more than six times larger than West Virginia’s.


    MP: Overall, the US produced 22.3% of world GDP in 2012, with only 4.4% of the world’s population. Three of America’s states (California, Texas and New York) – as separate countries – would rank in the world’s top 15 largest economies. And one of those states – California – produced more than $2 trillion in economic output in 2012 – and the other two (Texas and New York) produced more than $1 trillion of GDP in 2012. The map and these statistics help remind us of the enormity of the economic powerhouse we live in. So let’s not lose sight of how ridiculously large and powerful the US economy is, and how much wealth and prosperity is being created all the time in the world’s largest economic engine.
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    Sigh..


    so?
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    (Original post by Beyoncstan)
    The map above and the table below have been slightly revised so that both the GDP of US states and the GDP of foreign countries are in descending order in the table below. The map above is an updated version of a similar map from 2007 here. The map was created by matching economic output in US states in 2012 to foreign countries with comparable GDPs, using BEA data for GDP by state here and GDP by country from the United Nations, via Wikipedia here. For each US state (and the District of Columbia), I tried to find the country closest in economic size in 2012 (measured by GDP), and for each state there was a country with a pretty close match – those countries are displayed in the map above and in the table below. Obviously, in some cases the closest match was a country that produced slightly more, or slightly less economic output in 2012 than a given US state. It’s pretty amazing how ridiculously large the US economy is, and the map above helps put America’s GDP of $16.2 trillion in 2012 (and more than $17 trillion in Q4 2013) into perspective by comparing the GDP of US states to other country’s entire national GDP. For example: 1. America’s largest state economy is California, which produced $2.003 trillion of economic output in 2012, just slightly below Italy’s GDP in the same year of $2.013 trillion. In 2012, California would have been tied with Italy as the 9th largest economy in the world. And California’s population is only 38 million compared to Italy’s population of 61 million, which means California produces the same economic output as Italy with 37% fewer people. That’s a testament to the superior, world-class productivity of the American worker. 2. America’s second largest state economy – Texas – produced $1.4 trillion of economic output in 2012, placing it just slightly behind the world’s 13th largest country by GDP – Australia – with $1.56 trillion of economic output. 3. Even with all of its oil wealth, Saudi Arabia’s GDP in 2012 at $711 billion was less than GDP in Florida ($777 billion) and just slightly more than the GDP in Illinois ($695 billion). 4. New York’s GDP in 2012 of $1.205 trillion was slightly more than Mexico’s GDP of $1.18 trillion, even though Mexico’s population of 120.8 million people is 6.2 times larger than the number of people living in New York (19.6 million). Another example of the world-class productivity of the American workforce. 5. Washington state produces almost as much economic output ($375.7 billion) as Venezuela ($382 billion), even though Venezuela’s population (30 million) is more than four times larger than Washington’s (6.9 million). 6. Likewise, capitalist West Virginia produces about the same GDP as communist Cuba, even though Cuba’s population is more than six times larger than West Virginia’s. MP: Overall, the US produced 22.3% of world GDP in 2012, with only 4.4% of the world’s population. Three of America’s states (California, Texas and New York) – as separate countries – would rank in the world’s top 15 largest economies. And one of those states – California – produced more than $2 trillion in economic output in 2012 – and the other two (Texas and New York) produced more than $1 trillion of GDP in 2012. The map and these statistics help remind us of the enormity of the economic powerhouse we live in. So let’s not lose sight of how ridiculously large and powerful the US economy is, and how much wealth and prosperity is being created all the time in the world’s largest economic engine.


    and this is how the wealth is distributed among races.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Income_..._United_States

    ha ha ha ha ha ha
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      Don't really see what relevant point you're trying to make here.
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      (Original post by Genocidal)
      Don't really see what relevant point you're trying to make here.

      America is the place to be. It's so cool and evidently rich. It has eclipsed all these other countries as the number 1 nation of the world. If aliens decided to visit earth they would certainly overlook the UK and every other European country as soon as it enters our atmosphere seeing how wealthy and progressive America is as a country.
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      (Original post by Marky Mark)
      America is the place to be. It's so cool and evidently rich. It has eclipsed all these other countries as the number 1 nation of the world. If aliens decided to visit earth they would certainly overlook the UK and every other European country as soon as it enters our atmosphere seeing how wealthy and progressive America is as a country.
      I'll gladly give my place to an alien. Space or other.
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      (Original post by Marky Mark)
      America is the place to be. It's so cool and evidently rich. It has eclipsed all these other countries as the number 1 nation of the world. If aliens decided to visit earth they would certainly overlook the UK and every other European country as soon as it enters our atmosphere seeing how wealthy and progressive America is as a country.
      Wealthy yes, but definitely not progressive. 1 in 5 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, guns, gays and abortion are contentious issues, more prisoners then anywhere else in the world and healthcare is only for the rich. It's one of the most reactionary western countries.
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      Nasdaq and NYSE is 22 trillion
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      (Original post by Marky Mark)
      America is the place to be. It's so cool and evidently rich. It has eclipsed all these other countries as the number 1 nation of the world. If aliens decided to visit earth they would certainly overlook the UK and every other European country as soon as it enters our atmosphere seeing how wealthy and progressive America is as a country.
      Depends what they were after, tbf.
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      (Original post by tengentoppa)
      Wealthy yes, but definitely not progressive. 1 in 5 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, guns, gays and abortion are contentious issues, more prisoners then anywhere else in the world and healthcare is only for the rich. It's one of the most reactionary western countries.
      Wait it doesn't?



































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      (Original post by Marky Mark)
      I don't believe that
      Quite right, you shouldn't.
      It's actually 1 in 4
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      Arizona = Hong Kong dam
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      (Original post by tengentoppa)
      Wealthy yes, but definitely not progressive. 1 in 5 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, guns, gays and abortion are contentious issues, more prisoners then anywhere else in the world and healthcare is only for the rich. It's one of the most reactionary western countries.
      Ye it's like a third world + first world country intermixed lol.
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      (Original post by tengentoppa)
      Wealthy yes, but definitely not progressive. 1 in 5 Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth, guns, gays and abortion are contentious issues, more prisoners then anywhere else in the world and healthcare is only for the rich. It's one of the most reactionary western countries.
      Aye. It's healthcare and education systems are pretty dreadful.
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      And yet gun violence is extremely common...
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      $17 trillion debt
      http://www.nationaldebtclocks.org/de...k/unitedstates
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      Qatar's GDP per capita is much higher than that of the United States.

      Hurr durr this clearly testifies to the world-class productivity of slave labour HURR DURR DURR
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      Over 40% of people also live under the poverty line in California, even though it's an extremely rich state...
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      (Original post by Drewski)
      Quite right, you shouldn't.
      It's actually 1 in 4

      And?


      What does this even mean? If a supposedly dumb country can boast such a massive economy that it overshadows countless others contributing more than a 1/5th of the total wealth while only boasting 4 percent of the overall Human population.


      You're dumber than they are.
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      (Original post by Marky Mark)
      And?


      What does this even mean? If a supposedly dumb country can boast such a massive economy that it overshadows countless others contributing more than a 1/5th of the total wealth while only boasting 4 percent of the overall Human population.


      You're dumber than they are.
      So many points I can make but for now, the rest of the world are catching up.
     
     
     
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