Every year, US News and World Report combs the globe, singling out certain attributes and interviewing people from across the world in order to determine the best country in the world. The publications 2017 rankings began with a set of 65 attributes deemed necessary to the success of a modern nation. These criteria covered general areas like Adventure, Cultural Influence, Heritage, Power, and more. Then, more than 20,000 people were questioned as each country in the world was graded on those 65 attributes before being assigned a score. But which country took top honors according to US News and World Report? Spoiler Alert: It’s very much not the United States of America. It’s also not Serbia because they’re last … they even lost to Iran. So, who made the cut? Read on to find out!
Singapore gets a big time boost to its annual GDP thanks to its bustling port, one of the busiest in the world. In recent years, the country’s manufacturing and production sectors have boomed, which has caused an influx of new people in addition to essentially eliminating the country’s unemployment.