There is a fun graphic over on the economist website which compares US state GDP (Gross Domestic Product) or population. It’s long been known for instance that California is one of the biggest economies in the world (and would rank around 8 in the world list between Italy and Brazil).
You can see it properly by clicking on here:
But there are some great comparisons that I imagine some of the states wouldn’t necessary take as a compliment (or indeed the countries). For example Massachusetts (one of the most liberal state in the US) is paired with Saudi Arabia (which isn’t!)
But some of them have a certain irony. Alabama renowned for holding out against black emancipation paired with Nigeria.
Or what about Arnols Schwarzanneger recent governor of California and Silvio Berlusconi of Italy?
Any others that strike you as amusing?