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U.S. States or European Countries by GDP

Guess the U.S. states and European countries whose economies produce at least $475 billion annually.
2015 estimates according to the World Bank and Wikipedia
For European countries, only includes the GDP within Europe
GDP at current exchange rates, not PPP
Last updated: December 27, 2016
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GDP in $
Country or State
3,356 bil
Germany
2,849 bil
United Kingdom
2,448 bil
California
2,417 bil
France
1,815 bil
Italy
1,639 bil
Texas
1,456 bil
New York
GDP in $
Country or State
1,199 bil
Spain
1,021 bil
Russia
893 bil
Florida
772 bil
Illinois
753 bil
Netherlands
684 bil
Pennsylvania
665 bil
Switzerland
GDP in $
Country or State
599 bil
Ohio
579 bil
New Jersey
510 bil
North Carolina
501 bil
Georgia
493 bil
Sweden
481 bil
Virginia
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level 60
Dec 27, 2016
Surely Italy would be in the top 20
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level 73
Dec 27, 2016
Agreed!
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level ∞
Dec 27, 2016
Fixed!
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level 33
Apr 24, 2017
yes italy is number 5
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level 77
Jan 3, 2017
A good challenge. Had the final one left and was hard not knowing if it was a state or country. Finally figured it out though.
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level 71
Apr 25, 2017
Exactly my thoughts
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level 50
Apr 24, 2017
Really puts the size and strength of the U.S. economy into perspective. Even the more unassuming states have larger economies than the vast majority of European countries. New Jersey is particularly incredible given its size.
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level 59
Apr 24, 2017
The economies of the USA and the EU are roughly the same size.
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level 75
Apr 24, 2017
yes. Useful to remember when some nitwit complains about there being more questions on the site about California than Moldova.
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level 50
Apr 24, 2017
We're kind of talking apples and oranges here. You're comparing sovereign countries with their own highly unique cultural identities and laws to partially sovereign subdivisions (states) with little differences in culture and law. There are going to be many more obstacles to conducting economic activities between people/entities in Germany and France than in Ohio and Florida.
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level 47
Apr 24, 2017
@SargassoSam To some extent you are correct, but I would like to point out that cultures between states can vary by a fair amount. Perhaps not to the same extent of different countries but there is quite a difference between New York and Georgia or Texas and California.
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level 69
Apr 24, 2017
To expand on nypackerfan's point, not only are there different cultures from state to state but also different laws. There are federal laws, yes, but states have their own as well.
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level 50
Apr 25, 2017
@nypackerfan, Obviously there are regional differences, but American culture is still pretty homogeneous throughout all states. Ethnic differences at home aside, no matter which state you were born and raised in, everyone speaks the same language, is exposed to the same media, shops at the same stores, eats similar cuisine, receives similar education, and obeys similar laws. Urbanization and the internet has increased that homogeneity even further. States may add their own flavor, but the differences between states are mostly trivial compared to the differences between European countries. It's what makes America so unique for a country of its size and population--whether you're in New York, Texas, or California, life isn't going to be much different at the end of the day unless you're somewhere in the sticks.
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level 75
Apr 25, 2017
Speak of the devil. As if the states of California or New York or Virginia or Massachusetts don't have their own extremely rich culture and history. And as if there is not a greater difference in culture between, say, Louisiana and Washington, or Alaksa and Hawaii, than there is between Serbia and Croatia. World traveler here speaking with some authority, the entire bleeding *world* is largely homogeneous now. Sovereignty doesn't stop the Internet, television, Hollywood, fashion, or corporate McDonaldization from making inroads. Language? You'll have find more communication hurdles exist between residents of Miami and Honolulu, or Boston and the Atchafalaya Basin, than between those of Zurich and Berlin, or Naples and San Marino. Cuisine? Everywhere from Turkey to Poland and all places inbetween and some elsewhere you'll find doner kebab or shawarma, "toast," pizza etc etc. There are as much differences in cuisine between New England and New Mexico as between Russia and Spain.
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level 75
Apr 25, 2017
and all of that is not to diminish that there are significant differences between some European countries, just that it's incredibly silly to hear people complain that they should be expected to know anything about the USA, and bend over backward to justify or exonerate their ignorance, while at the same time getting upset that others might not know about "sovereign states" as if sovereignty = significance, when there are five sovereign European countries smaller than Rhode Island, and about 20 with GDPs smaller than New Jersey, and yet I'm sure if you suggested to any random European that Tuvalu was just as significant as France because they were equally sovereign you would get scoffed at.
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level 74
Apr 24, 2017
New Jersey has quite a few people though, bigger population than Switzerland.
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level 50
Apr 24, 2017
No doubt, but still very impressive considering the land area. To put things into perspective, NJ has roughly 40% of the land area of Slovenia, yet well over 10X the total GDP! (579B vs 43B)
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level 60
Apr 24, 2017
Alright... Here we go. There are fewer European countries than there are US states. Plus, Western Europe is more advanced than Eastern Europe. Once the Slavic and Baltic states become fully developed Western countries, Europe's economy will increase rapidly. the residual effects of Soviet occupation.
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level 75
Apr 24, 2017
uh huh sure. And what about when Arkansas and Mississippi become fully developed?
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level 48
Apr 24, 2017
Im pretty sure the baltic states are more developed than the rest of eastern europe
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level 49
Apr 24, 2017
Estonia is decently developed, but Latvia and Lithuania are very much like the other Eastern European ratholes unfortunately. And to be honest, even Estonia is just primus of the class for kids with special needs.
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level 75
Apr 25, 2017
I just spent about two years traveling through and living in Eastern Europe. It's not that bad. There are some very impoverished areas, but the major cities are nicer than you might expect. Estonia is indeed very nice. Vilnius and Riga were both pretty, albeit boring. Even Pristina was much nicer than I was expecting, and Chisinau was okay.
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level 60
Apr 25, 2017
In response to all of these; I'm talking about upwards of ten countries, you mentioned two states. Can't directly be compared. Yes, the Baltic states are more developed than most other former Soviet satellites, but they're still not up to the standard of regions like West Germany and England. Hungary, Czechia, Poland and Romania are all experiencing a boom in their economy, far greater than most Western countries, so the GDP of that region is increasing by several per cent every year.
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level 75
Oct 19, 2017
If you like I can list 10 states instead of 2. It's not as if there are only 2 states in the south or the midwest.
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level 64
Apr 24, 2017
5 stars!
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level 56
Apr 24, 2017
There should be a way to make a distinction between European country of Georgia and American state of the same name (in English). The answer should probably state something like "Georgia (US)" or something similar.
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level 65
Apr 24, 2017
Georgia isn't usually considered to be in Europe, although on the cusp, it is usually considered to be in Asia.
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level 52
Apr 24, 2017
Well, gentlemen, I don't think we can argue with that one. Bravo, PatCovino, bravo.
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level 58
Apr 24, 2017
I don't think ANYONE is guessing that the nation of Georgia has one of the largest GDPs in Europe OR Asia, so it seems pretty unnecessary for this quiz.
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level 48
Apr 24, 2017
Yes
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level 78
Apr 24, 2017
For JetPunk purposes, the country of Georgia is in Asia.
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level 59
Apr 24, 2017
Enjoyed that.
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level 49
Apr 24, 2017
I got them all with 1 second left!
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level 58
Apr 24, 2017
This was a great quiz!
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level 60
Apr 24, 2017
I did not think I would get 100%
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level 41
Oct 12, 2017
New Jersey over Belgium? And are you sure Russia isn't number 1.
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level 40
Dec 1, 2017
Russia is NOT above Germany. The richest countries are 1.USA 2.China 3.Japan 4.Germany. And belgium is a tiny Country, what did you expect?
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level 57
Nov 16, 2017
North Carolina? Wow, more people live there than I thought...
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level 32
Apr 5, 2018
got it on first try. I'm glad that there is a lot of time hahaha
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level 39
Mar 6, 2019
I wrote Switzerland, correct spelling, it didn´t count.