In terms of National (versus State) debt levels as compared to GDP, have a look at the cartogram below. Europe makes the USA look like a group of pikers!
There are obvious factors of economic robustness and currency that are at play here, but wow, the Europeans, Canadiens and Japanese can almost make profligate Americans feel good about themselves!
Hat tip Paul
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