Spain and Ireland, which enjoyed property booms and rapid debt-fuelled growth before 2008, have failed to recover. Latest data shows them back in recession this year.
Notice that while Portugal and Italy did not experience huge dips in 2009, their GDP growth was very weak for much of the previous decade.
For Portugal, this made the big infrastructure projects it was pursuing difficult to afford, while for Italy it made the government's enormous debtload harder to bear.
Lastly, look at Greece, whose economy seems to have been driven into freefall by the government's austerity measures and the collapse in confidence in the country's future.