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Good Graph Friday: Why California is Italy


If California were its own country, its economy would be equivalent to that of Italy.

Texas would be Russia. Alaska, you have a lot in common with Oman – economically speaking, anyway. New York, your nearest economic equivalent is Australia.

Using economic data from 2009, The Economist put together this fascinating map comparing the Gross Domestic Product and population of each state to the most similar country. Click around to find out more about your state's international equivalent.