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The economy of the United States is so incredibly vast that the individual state economies that make it up compare to entire countries.
Using data for the 2017 state gross domestic product from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and data for the economies of the 229 countries tracked in the CIA's World Factbook, adjusted for purchasing-power parity, we found the country that had the closest-sized economy for each state.
California's $2.8 trillion GDP is just shy of France's $2.9 trillion economy, while the $321 billion economy of Wisconsin is slightly larger than Israel's $317 billion GDP.
Here's each state's GDP, along with the closest country and that nation's GDP:
Business Insider/Andy Kiersz, data from Bureau of Economic Analysis and CIA World Factbook