California Is As Rich As Canada: Which Country Is As Wealthy As Your State?
America is one of the richest countries in the world, but did you know most of America's individual states are just as wealthy as developed nations? A map from Redditor Phaenthi has broken down the gross domestic product of each state, in comparison to the GDP of countries around the world.
The maps also show that while America is filthy rich overall, the distribution of wealth in the country is vastly unequal. President Obama addressed the issue in his State Of The Union speech, spotlighting on economic inequality and the administration's efforts to narrow the income gap.
But even so, Maine, with its population of 1,328,302, is just as rich as Uzbekistan. And California can basically be its own country. So what country is as wealthy as your state? Time to find out...