Countries that Beat the United States

For each selected category, name any of the countries that ranks higher than the United States.
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Last updated: July 5, 2021
First submittedFebruary 8, 2017
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Rank
Category
Countries
3
Population
China | India
4
Surface area
Russia | Canada | China
3
Most international tourists (2019)
France | Spain
4
Northernmost point
Canada | Russia | Norway
4
Most wine production (2018)
Italy | France | Spain
4
Most Spanish speakers
Mexico | Colombia | Argentina
4
Olympic medals in Alpine skiing
Austria | Switzerland | France
3
Most 7.5 earthquakes since 1900
Indonesia | Chile
2
Most farmland
India
2
Fastest person in the 100 meter dash
Jamaica
10
Highest obesity rate
Nauru | Palau | Marshall Islands | Tuvalu | Tonga |
Samoa | Kiribati | F. S. Micronesia | Kuwait
2
Most nuclear warheads
Russia
5
Most languages spoken
Papua New Guinea | Indonesia | China | Nigeria
13
Most CO2 emissions per capita (2019)
Palau | Qatar | Trinidad and Tobago | Kuwait |
United Arab Emirates | Bahrain | Oman | Saudi Arabia |
Australia | Brunei | Luxembourg | Canada
2
Olympic gold medals in baseball
Cuba
5
Most wolves
Canada | Kazakhstan | Russia | Mongolia
3
Beef consumption per capita
Argentina | Uruguay
2
Most active volcanoes
Indonesia
2
Most islands over 10 km2
Canada
2
Most Winter Olympics medals
Norway
2
Most stripes on its flag
Malaysia
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Level 74
Feb 8, 2017
nice!
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 84
Feb 8, 2017
U-S-A! U-S-A! We're number 2! We're number 2!
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Level 75
Dec 18, 2018
Or 3...

or 4...

or 5...

or 9...

or 10!

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Level 39
Jan 23, 2019
Yes in youth hockey. :)
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Level 46
Jul 9, 2021
ur number 197
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Level 27
Jul 9, 2021
or 4783788578389748038737648363846386
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Level 62
Feb 25, 2017
Cool quiz!
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2017
Good quiz , trickier than I thought it was going to be. Drinks the most Champagne?
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2017
Great (-: And the one country with more stripes on its flag is......-?
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Level 54
Jul 14, 2017
Malaysia! (thanks internet)
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Level 65
Jul 14, 2017
Good idea! This can be a bonus.
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Level 47
Jan 23, 2021
This was a question on the Chase last week, and I finally happened to notice this quiz today. I found it pretty funny coming across the same question on this quiz from a few years ago.
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Level 62
Dec 16, 2018
Give us more like this! Loved it!
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Level 74
Dec 16, 2018
Lovely quiz, Quizzer6794! Really fun one.
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Level 76
Dec 16, 2018
Very clever, finally got the flag question with 8 seconds to spare.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2019
Thanks everyone, above and below :D
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2018
Great quiz, challenging and original.
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Level 58
Dec 17, 2018
More like that, please!
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Level 32
Dec 17, 2018
Greenland, is more northern than the USA. Therefore you should also list Denmark as an option
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Level 42
Dec 20, 2019
Denmark may own Greenland, but Greenland is not "part" of Denmark.
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Level 73
Dec 20, 2019
Rimpak, that makes no sense at all to me. If Greenland is not "part" of Denmark, then of what country is it part? I live in Gibraltar and we are part of the UK - like Greenland, not independent.
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Level 67
Feb 1, 2020
If denmark is not listed then greenland should be, you cant deny it's there.
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Level 69
Nov 2, 2020
Hate to break it to you CardinalSin, but Gibraltar isn't a part of the UK.

The UK is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Anything that isn't part of one of those four isn't part of the UK. That includes Gibraltar, as well as the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and the Falklands, among others.

Gibraltar is a dependent territory, not a part of the country.

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Level 73
Jul 9, 2021
I have a UK passport. Your argument is a semantic one. A territory of the UK is a part of the UK. It isn't a country in own right, it has to be part of one. As far as I know, the only inhabited land in the World that isn't part of a country is Antarctica. And that is only because those countries which claim parts of it have shelved their claims for a period under the terms of the Antarctic treaty.
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Level 54
Jul 9, 2021
why does it have to be part of one? i'm not saying it definitely doesn't but i genuinely don't know if/why it does.
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Level 72
Jul 10, 2021
If it's a sovereign territory, then it's its own country, de jure or de facto. If it's not, then it belongs to another country, and therefore you could say it's a part of it. Arguing that the way it belongs to that country makes it not be a part of it is indeed a matter of semantics. Effectively speaking, Gibraltar belongs to the UK, and therefore is a part of it, even if the territory doesn't share the same legal status as the "main" territory of Great Britain.
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Level 71
Dec 17, 2018
You'll love this one: http://everysecondcounts.eu/
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Level 47
Jan 22, 2019
agreed
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Level 16
Jun 30, 2020
Normally self-promoting outside websites would be reportable, but in this case it is very, very relevant & excellent (source of comedy).
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Level 43
Dec 18, 2018
Awesome.
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Level 71
Dec 18, 2018
I wanted to add my voice to the deluge of compliments! This one was really fun, Quizzer6794!
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2018
I must be getting dyslexic as I kept reading "beer consumption per capita" for a while... or maybe just need to wet my whistle.
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Level 84
Jan 22, 2019
I also thought it said beer at first.
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Level 69
Jul 9, 2021
So did I.
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2019
Could you add more time, please?
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Level 71
Jan 10, 2019
These were great questions, I was surprised when I guessed a few of them. 1:49.
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Level 25
Jan 21, 2019
I got the final flag question with 2:29 to spare! Not saying I did the questions in order...

Great Quiz!

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Level 83
Jan 22, 2019
The flag question was a good curveball. Nice work!
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Level 60
Jan 22, 2019
Weird. For some reason, I read the question as the "fattest" person in the 100 meter dash. Which I found intriguing. Alas.
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Level 83
Jan 22, 2019
It was directly above "highest obesity rate," after all.
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Level 37
Jan 22, 2019
Where was gun deaths, faulty politicians and xenophobic percentage by capata?

It's okay because I am american.

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Level 56
Jan 22, 2019
But that wouldn't work as a question because the USA would be top of all those categories
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Level ∞
Jan 22, 2019
The U.S. is actually one of the least xenophobic countries.
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Level 82
Jan 22, 2019
It wouldn't be #1 in any one of those categories. Total gun deaths actually would go well on the quiz, though, as the US is 2nd only to Brazil. (per capita they're much lower).

Xenophobia is a little harder to measure, but in a 2013 survey by World Values Survey (Sweden) polling different countries on their racist attitudes, the USA ranked damn near the bottom of the list (being most racially tolerant). Though many countries in Africa and some other around the world were not polled, the US would be somewhere around 170-190 on a list of xenophobic countries. India, in that poll, came out on top along with Jordan.

As for "faulty politicians," that's also difficult to measure, though on the Corruption Perceptions Index the United States is also very near the bottom of the list. Virtually every country in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe rank worse. Though the US is the only country to have elected a narcissistic orangutan as president so there's that.

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Level 52
Jan 25, 2019
Nice research, Kal. Well though out and interesting.
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Level 66
Jan 22, 2019
Lame. The U.S. is still among the least corrupt and xenophobic places on Earth. Its shortcomings are magnified because of its stature as the world's most influential country, and it could learn some lessons from western Europe, but compared to most of the nearly 200 countries, the US is a very tolerant and uncorrupt (is that word? I don't think so) place. It's also worth reminding that Trump won the election with fewer actual votes than his opponent, and his approval rating is currently below 40%. There are ignorant morons here, but they are the minority.
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Level 46
Apr 24, 2019
I wasn't a Trump supporter initially (I voted for Cruz in the primary) but I've supported him since 2016 and I think he's had a great track record as President. Maybe that makes me an ignorant moron, or maybe you've gotten all your info about Trump from mainstream media outlets that hate him. BTW the approval rating for the mainstream American media is less than half that of Trump.
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Level 66
Jul 9, 2021
I have a serious question here: if you think you have a better basis than those of us consuming "mainstream media" (groan), then where are you getting your information? And what makes you think it is credible, other than that it tells you what you want to hear? I have seriously never understood this position. "I don't trust the New York Times, its on-the-ground reporting from all over the world, or its many award-winning and seasoned journalists, but there is a guy in a condo in Oklahoma with an absolutely killer blog. He's telling it like it is." The truth is that whatever alternative you prefer to the "mainstream media" likely has no resources of its own, and is merely offering commentary off the hard work done by the media to develop a story. They have no information beyond what the mainstream gives them. So why should anybody put faith in your opinion, or that of the "non-mainstream" media you prefer? You think QAnon is a better method?
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Level 26
Jan 22, 2019
I just guessed Malaysia, and it went right 🤣
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Level 74
May 26, 2021
Glad to see my country 'beat' the United States in some way! 😁
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2019
good one! loved it, harder than a couple of others
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Level 53
Jan 22, 2019
This quiz is very America-centric
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Level 67
Jan 23, 2019
Most languages spoken = South Africa??
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Level 82
Feb 1, 2020
I'm always extremely skeptical when I see stats about this. I know there are many different indigenous languages in South Africa and some other places, but America has got people living there from every country on Earth, AND a large host of its own indigenous languages. I'm guessing there's some highly dubious figuring going on in Africa, New Guinea, etc. inflating their figures, and a lot of undercounting in the US. But I don't actually know for certain. Just seems implausible.
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Level 66
Jul 11, 2021
Papua New Guinea has over 800 languages. It is a mountainous country populated with tribes living in valleys. For thousands of years, villages remained isolated from each other, and languages with ancient roots developed without foreign influence. There are also hundreds of islands.
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2021
I know that. Still skeptical.
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Level 50
Feb 24, 2019
Loving these quizzes!
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Level 68
Sep 15, 2019
I actually read first "beer consumption per capita" and guessed Germany, Czechia, etc. but didn´t work. After quiz i notice that it was "beef consumption per capita" :o
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
Nice quiz, perhaps put the questions in order? Closest to ranking 1st at the top (so, 2,3,4,5,9,10)
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Level 65
Oct 19, 2019
We decided to order this by difficulty, so we put the easier ones up top
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Level 21
Oct 25, 2019
Germany won the most medals in olympic winter games!

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewiger_Medaillenspiegel_der_Olympischen_Winterspiele

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Level 34
Nov 29, 2019
Fake news.. Why don't you just post the regular olympic medals wikipedia-page?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games

Face it. A country 16% of Germanys population has more medals in the winter olympics

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Level 57
May 17, 2021
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_Olympic_Games_medal_table#Winter_Olympics

This puts Germany as top.

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Level 82
Feb 1, 2020
haha! that's funny. Of course on the German language wiki they have decided that in the years that East Germany and West Germany were separate countries, Germany got to field two olympic teams and win medals with both of them, something no other country ever benefited from doing.
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Level 71
Dec 23, 2020
I'm pleasantly surprised that you admit that any country beats the USA at anything. Ever.
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Level 82
Jun 7, 2021
There's no reason why this should be surprising and the fact that you find it so may point to your own biases. I'm not a patriot; I'm a realist.
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2021
@EcceHomo: Kal has probably criticized the US more than any other country in his comments on this site. You'll have to find another battle.
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Level 82
Jul 11, 2021
Not any more than they deserve. Again, I'm nothing if not a realist.
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Level 24
Dec 8, 2019
Mexico passed America in obesity rates a number of years ago and Canada has been a higher CO2 emitter per capita at least the past 2 years as well. This test needs an update.
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Level 43
Feb 1, 2020
I thought it said "beer" not "beef" consumption so I kept writing Germany, then Ireland, lol!
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Level 21
Feb 1, 2020
Good quiz! I got 18/21, not bad.
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Level 38
Jun 7, 2020
South Africa should count for the most languages spoken
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Level 51
Apr 16, 2021
South Africa has more OFFICIAL languages not languages in general
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Level 52
Jun 18, 2020
wow, this series is so good that quizmaster had to copy it :P
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Level 65
Jun 18, 2020
Well he featured this one and I had no plans of continuing it so it's a compliment in my eyes ;)
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Level 64
Jul 9, 2021
The only one I didn't get was the CO2 one... To which there were 12 countries to guess from.. D'oh!
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Level 35
Aug 13, 2021
per capita is the key
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Level 63
Jul 9, 2021
What's the source on the languages question?

What is the criteria?

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Level 54
Jul 9, 2021
For the question about most 7.5 earthquakes it says the United States is rank #4. Shouldn't there be three answers instead of 2 answers for that question?
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Level ∞
Jul 9, 2021
Fixed
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Level 52
Jul 17, 2021
We should have countries that beat India Pakistan or Italy. It would be interesting to see these countries. Keep up the good work :D
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Level 54
Aug 13, 2021
Only missed Malaysia
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Level 35
Aug 13, 2021
How do Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines all lose to America in ISLANDS???
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Level 59
Oct 6, 2021
Followin' some clues from my detective bag, I discovered there was red stripes on the American flag! Old Betty Ross...
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Level 32
Oct 12, 2021
I thought that Mexico had a higher obesity rate than the US?