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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Washington State = Turkey?

posted by on June 12 at 10:52 AM

Check out this map…


You can click on the map for a larger version. And you can read all about it here.

Via Towleroad.

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And just like Washington and Oregon, Turkey and Israel are good friends.

Posted by Gitai | June 12, 2007 11:04 AM

Do I need to change my nickname to Mike in PO(land)?

Posted by Mike in MO | June 12, 2007 11:12 AM

Now we'll never get EU membership.

Posted by art | June 12, 2007 11:16 AM

I don't recognize Oregon's right to exist.

Posted by jamier | June 12, 2007 11:29 AM

You'll notice that China's not on there.

In 20 years, they will own us all.

Posted by Gomez | June 12, 2007 11:29 AM

Misspelled Morocco... :)

Would be interesting to do this for other things as well. For example, I remember the Kerry quote during the 2004 campaign about how Missouri's military commitment was bigger than Great Britain's. If the military were divided between states on the basis of enlistments by state or something, would Texas have bigger armed forces than Russia?

Posted by bma | June 12, 2007 11:32 AM

#5 Neither is Japan, Germany or the UK.

Posted by elswinger | June 12, 2007 11:40 AM

It just shows the unequal amount of wealth and consumption concentrated in one country.

Posted by SeMe | June 12, 2007 11:52 AM

For a state with 6 million people to have as large a GDP as a country with 71 million people is a pretty good thing, IMO.

Posted by Tiffany | June 12, 2007 11:57 AM


Amen sister.

But I am sure some capital hill commies will come on and shoot their mouth off about how unfair capitalism is, then go put on their aldos and ipods and walk down to REI to pick up a new nalgene bottle.

Posted by ecce homo | June 12, 2007 12:09 PM

10: With all due respect, WTF are a you talking about?

Posted by Jay | June 12, 2007 12:42 PM

Apparently I live in Canada now. Whoo Hoo! I can finally stop apologizing for that son of a Bush "president" no one elected and go get me some socialized medicine!

Posted by Eric | June 12, 2007 12:47 PM

Republic of Korea: where our young go to party and our elderly go to die

Posted by Katelyn | June 12, 2007 12:56 PM

Wow! Our soccer team just got WAY better.

Posted by BB | June 12, 2007 12:57 PM

A better look at it is why do most of these countries have decent health care and we don't?

Posted by kevork | June 12, 2007 1:29 PM

most? most?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | June 12, 2007 1:40 PM

@5 Someone did a map of larger economies. I can't find it now, but China would cover the West Coast, Japan took the entire Midwest and the Northeast, Germany got the Mid-Atlantic states, and UK was the South.

Posted by Gitai | June 12, 2007 1:48 PM

BB: Nice one!

Posted by Mike in MO | June 12, 2007 1:52 PM

Strangely appropriate that Minnesota should correspond so nicely to Norway.

Posted by Evan | June 12, 2007 3:03 PM

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