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Old 04-09-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This sort of glorifies us a bit...
but...
did you know many of our US States rank better then most nations...
California ranks 8 in the World economy...only 7 countries in the world beat...just California...
Texas is number 11, with Brazil beating it out by a little...
New York would be 11 too, but since Texas beats out New York, it throws Russia down to 13...putting New York at 12.
Florida is 16, beating out the Netherlands.
Illinois takes number 17
and the state with the lowest GDP (Vermont) ranks 78 in the GLOBAL ECONOMY....as of 2006...
wow...what a country...I know we're are already arrogant...but I mean we're first place as an INDEPENDENT COUNTRY, only beat by the EU...and the 2nd place Japan is significantly smaller.
wow...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal)
List of U.S. states by GDP (nominal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:40 PM
 
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CA could definitely do this...there's a good book on the topic, California's Next Century, laying out steps to what's called "sub-national sovereignty," and how it would solve a lot of economic issues.

Very compelling ideas...not sure if same would or could hold true for Texas. The book's available at Amazon.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Ohio has a higher GDP than Sweden... dang...

EDIT: Well, just on the United Nations list
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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So that would mean that people who live in Jersey or CT who commute to NYC for work would be working out of the country. Epic.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:06 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Crossing the Hudson or East river would literally be hell. LOL border security will be worth seeing.
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Old 08-20-2012, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Crossing the Hudson or East river would literally be hell. LOL border security will be worth seeing.
Even worse will be all those train and bus commuters who come down from Rockland and Orange counties, cross through New Jersey, and then enter the city. They would have to cross national border TWICE before they even got to work, and then twice again on the way home!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Ohio has a higher GDP than Sweden... dang...

EDIT: Well, just on the United Nations list
Ohio also has 2 million more people...
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Northridge, Los Angeles, CA
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You do know that this would be difficult, considering that much of the GDP created in any American state is from trade with other states.

If any states functioned as an independent country, don't expect any of the trade between the newly independent state and other states be as free, hampering GDP numbers.

I even say that for California.

It's hard to compare STATES to COUNTRIES since the dynamics are completely different.
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