This provocative map from the Opinion Mill blog renames the American states according to the countries that are equivalent in GDP terms. Under this analysis, mighty Russia is rivaled by the tiny American state of New Jersey. Click the map to enlarge. We can hear the Russophile screeching now: "It's a dirty lie! Russia's GDP is at least as big as Texas! And with purchasing power parity, we're hot on the heels of California!" LR wonders how they say in Russian that thing about the forest and the trees . . .
Russia is New Jersey