9 World's Best Countries as per American media

Switzerland : Switzerland has once again claimed the title of the world's best country, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report's annual Best Countries rankings.

Canada : Canada is ranked number 2 in the list. Canada takes up about two-fifths of the North American continent, making it the second-largest country in the world after Russia.

Sweden : Swedes are some of the world’s most generous people, donating about 1 percent of gross national product to humanitarian aid programs each year. It is at number 3.

Australia : Australia is considered a wealthy nation with a market-based economy that has a comparatively high gross domestic product and per capita income. It is at number 4.

United States : The United States of America is a North American nation that is the world’s most dominant economic and military power. It is at number 5.

Japan : Japan, one of the world’s most literate and technically advanced nations, is an East Asian archipelago country made up of four primary islands. It is at number 6.

Germany : Germany, the most populous nation in the European Union, possesses one of the largest economies in the world. It is number 7.

New Zealand : New Zealand saw impressive growth and transformation in the decades following independence. New Zealand, the Island Nation is at number 8.

United Kingdom : The United Kingdom is a highly developed nation that exerts considerable international economic, political, scientific and cultural influence. It is at number 9.