Looks even more stark (for the eurozone) if you base 2006=100, which makes the post-crisis recoveries overlap exactly, until 2011... (Easy to make the graph using data from the online IMF database, but I'll redo it in a few years when the post-crisis difference is even more dazzling).
You've seen all those Election Day maps that show gigantic swaths of red, suggesting that the vast majority of real America votes conservative. Well, for your entertainment, here's the flip side. David Atkins passes along the map below, which shows economic activity in the United States. The 25 or so largest urban centers in America account for half of all economic activity. Not bad for a bunch of pinko elitists, is it?