18 February 2007
Welcome to Juneau, Belarus
Once in a while you'll hear mention of a state's economy (usually California's) being as large as that of some entire nation (usually France). Some kind soul on Flickr has ginned up a US map in which each state is labeled with the name of a country with a similar-sized economy: Texas = Canada, Illinois = Mexico, Tennessee = Saudi Arabia.
Dr B will be amused to see Oklahoma = the Philippines.
(Via Zack Wendling.)