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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: December 16, 2018
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Rank
Category
Countries
3
Population
China, India
4
Surface area
Russia, Canada, China
3
Most international tourists (2017)
France, Spain
4
Northernmost point
Canada, Russia, Norway
4
Most wine production (2014)
Italy, Spain, France
4
Most Spanish speakers
Mexico, Colombia, Argentina
4
Olympic medals in Alpine skiing
Austria, Switzerland, France
4
Most 7.5 earthquakes since 1900
Indonesia, Japan, Chile
2
Most farmland
India
2
Fastest person in the 100 meter dash
Jamaica
10
Highest obesity rate
Nauru, Palau, etc...
2
Most nuclear warheads
Russia
5
Most languages spoken
Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, etc...
9
Most CO2 emissions per capita
Qatar, Kuwait, etc...
2
Olympic gold medals in baseball
Cuba
5
Most wolves
Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia
3
Beef consumption per capita
Argentina, Uruguay
2
Most active volcanos
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 70
Feb 8, 2017
nice!
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level 57
Feb 8, 2017
Thanks!
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level 79
Feb 8, 2017
U-S-A! U-S-A! We're number 2! We're number 2!
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level 71
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 64
Feb 25, 2017
Cool quiz!
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level 67
Mar 8, 2017
Good quiz , trickier than I thought it was going to be. Drinks the most Champagne?
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level 64
Jul 14, 2017
Great (-: And the one country with more stripes on its flag is......-?
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level 52
Jul 14, 2017
Malaysia! (thanks internet)
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level 57
Jul 14, 2017
Good idea! This can be a bonus.
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level 50
Dec 16, 2018
Give us more like this! Loved it!
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level 69
Dec 16, 2018
Lovely quiz, Quizzer6794! Really fun one.
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level 70
Dec 16, 2018
Very clever, finally got the flag question with 8 seconds to spare.
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level 62
Dec 16, 2018
Great quiz, challenging and original.
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level 52
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 63
Dec 17, 2018
You'll love this one: http://everysecondcounts.eu/
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level 45
Jan 22, 2019
agreed
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level 34
Dec 18, 2018
Awesome.
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level 70
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 67
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 71
Jan 22, 2019
I also thought it said beer at first.
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level 42
Jan 4, 2019
Could you add more time, please?
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level 60
Jan 10, 2019
These were great questions, I was surprised when I guessed a few of them. 1:49.
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level 23
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 77
Jan 22, 2019
The flag question was a good curveball. Nice work!
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level 58
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 77
Jan 22, 2019
It was directly above "highest obesity rate," after all.
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level 32
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 46
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 75
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 47
Jan 25, 2019
Nice research, Kal. Well though out and interesting.
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level 58
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 21
Jan 22, 2019
I just guessed Malaysia, and it went right 🤣
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level 71
Jan 22, 2019
good one! loved it, harder than a couple of others
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level 45
Jan 22, 2019
This quiz is very America-centric
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level 68
Jan 23, 2019
Most languages spoken = South Africa??
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level 44
Feb 24, 2019
Loving these quizzes!
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