What if we renamed some of our states using the name of the country whose GDP most closely matches the state GDP?
That is the idea behind this map. The idea is not unique to me. I saw a similar map on another blog whose link I have lost. But having a mapping background I decided to obtain my own data and construct my own map.
I could not determine an analog for all states, which I found interesting. I am initially attributing the lack of an analog to the derth of “middle-income” countries that could potentially match-up with our “middle-income” states. If someone else dives into this, please let me know about your findings.