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
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 (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 72
Feb 8, 2017
nice!
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Level 62
Feb 8, 2017
Thanks!
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Level 82
Feb 8, 2017
U-S-A! U-S-A! We're number 2! We're number 2!
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Level 74
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 62
Feb 25, 2017
Cool quiz!
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2017
Good quiz , trickier than I thought it was going to be. Drinks the most Champagne?
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Level 69
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 62
Jul 14, 2017
Good idea! This can be a bonus.
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Level 58
Dec 16, 2018
Give us more like this! Loved it!
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Level 71
Dec 16, 2018
Lovely quiz, Quizzer6794! Really fun one.
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Level 73
Dec 16, 2018
Very clever, finally got the flag question with 8 seconds to spare.
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Level 62
Sep 28, 2019
Thanks everyone, above and below :D
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Level 68
Dec 16, 2018
Great quiz, challenging and original.
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Level 55
Dec 17, 2018
More like that, please!
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Level 33
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 70
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
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 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 72
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 73
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 81
Jan 22, 2019
I also thought it said beer at first.
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Level 47
Jan 4, 2019
Could you add more time, please?
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Level 67
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 81
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 81
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 52
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 79
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 51
Jan 25, 2019
Nice research, Kal. Well though out and interesting.
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Level 64
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 79
Jun 20, 2019
Kenobi, it's the first thing
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Level 82
Dec 2, 2019
MasterKenobi, you disappoint me.
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Level 52
Dec 21, 2019
@Jacktheguy and how does he dissapoints you? By supporting Trump?
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Level 79
Feb 1, 2020
dri: is that not enough of a reason?
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Level 82
Mar 21, 2020
driehoek: First of all, I was quoting a line from Star Wars. I guess you didn’t pick up on it. Second, anyone who openly supports Trump will be met with disappointment from me. Not anger or hatred, just disappointment.
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Level 46
Mar 22, 2020
Love him or hate him, if you strike him down, he will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
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Level 82
Mar 23, 2020
In other words, all he’ll do is tell you that while he didn’t directly state that the man trying to kill me is my father, he’ll claim that he was telling the truth the whole time... from a certain point of view.
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Level 26
Jan 22, 2019
I just guessed Malaysia, and it went right 🤣
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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 68
Jan 23, 2019
Most languages spoken = South Africa??
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Level 79
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 50
Feb 24, 2019
Loving these quizzes!
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Level 65
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 62
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 27
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 79
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 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 33
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 34
Jun 7, 2020
South Africa should count for the most languages spoken
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Level 50
Jun 18, 2020
wow, this series is so good that quizmaster had to copy it :P
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Level 62
Jun 18, 2020
Well he featured this one and I had no plans of continuing it so it's a compliment in my eyes ;)