In case you're wondering how the major world countries stack up against each other, the good folks over at Cou4 Interactive have created a series of really interesting graphics in reference to Hong Kong's global position. The cartoon-like images are a fun and easy way to catch up on the current state of the world and see where your country of origin stands as compared to others.

Using sources like The Wall Street Journal, the Heritage Foundation, the Gallup World Poll and the International Monetary Fund, the graphics covers such measurements as World Competitiveness Ranking, Gross Domestic Product, and the Quality of Living and Well Being Index.

What do you think of the results? Any surprises?