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Country Superlatives - Not the United States

The United States is the top country in all these categories. For each selected category, can you name the country that is number 2?
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Last updated: March 7, 2017
First submittedMarch 7, 2017
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Category
#2 Country
Largest economy at
current exchange rates
China
Most English speakers (native)
United Kingdom
Most English speakers (total)
India
Military budget
China
Military arms exports
Russia
Most immigrants
Germany
Christian population
Brazil
Total length of ski slopes
France
100 meter dash gold medals
Jamaica
Nobel Prizes won
United Kingdom
Category
#2 Country
Highest population in the
Western Hemisphere
Brazil
Nuclear power generated
France
Major League baseball players
Dominican Republic
Natural gas production
Russia
Modern Olympic games hosted
France
Grand Slam tennis titles (Open Era)
Australia
Contributions to UN budget
Japan
Women’s World Cup titles
Germany
Major beauty pageant wins
Venezuela
Swimming gold medals
Australia
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level 72
Mar 8, 2017
Could you please clarify the sport for Women's World Cup?
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level 56
Jul 14, 2017
Good point. I think most people will assume football/soccer, but it still needs clarifying.
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level 37
Aug 22, 2017
To be fair, that is the only event named the "World Cup" that the US is actually good at that I can think of.
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level 60
Mar 9, 2017
For every category I just guessed India, Russia, China, UK, France, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Australia. And I did pretty well!
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level 59
Jul 14, 2017
Wildly eclectic. Nice job.
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level 68
Jul 14, 2017
Source for the Grand Slam titles? Wiki suggests that Australia has 25 titles and Switzerland has 26. Or are you including doubles, juniors, etc.?
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level ∞
Jul 14, 2017
The Williams sisters alone have 30.
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level 61
Jul 14, 2017
I don't think amm14 was suggesting that anyone is ahead of the US. I think amm14 is saying that the second-ranking country is Switzerland, not Australia.
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level 79
Jul 25, 2018
Not sure what source amm14 is using but the wiki page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Grand_Slam_champions_by_country shows Australia with 41 (singles) as of today. The single titles by country are currently USA 138, Australia 41, (West) Germany 32, Spain 31, Switzerland 28, Sweden 25. If you include all the doubles too and count each player separately (as there are pairs from different countries) the order is USA 487, Australia 182, Spain 65, Switzerland 54, Sweden 50, France 47
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level 74
Jul 14, 2017
Needs another minute. I never say that.
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level 67
Jul 14, 2017
Too America-centric
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level 70
Jul 14, 2017
Too everything-but-the-US centric.
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level 71
Jul 14, 2017
great quiz. pretty easy.
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level 64
Jul 17, 2017
I got a little excited when I saw Australia and cheered ever so slightly, before I realised this quiz highlights that we're second in these categories... Wah!
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level 58
Jul 27, 2017
Nice one. You could add: "Most laughable political decision this century". My UK would be the answer for brexit! But yes, you win that one too
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level 77
Dec 27, 2018
MAGA!!
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level 73
Jun 22, 2018
Misleading title, should be named who's second banana to the USA this time.
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level 77
Dec 27, 2018
Cool quiz. Not too difficult. Time seems fine.
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level 66
Mar 27, 2019
They’re number two! They’re number two!
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level 66
Aug 11, 2019
This reminds me so much of this: http://everysecondcounts.eu/
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