Statistics. Overall Best Countries Ranking. US News and World Report (6 May 2016, 28 Nisan, 5776)
The overall ranking of Best Countries measures global performance on a variety of metrics.
1. The Listed Rankings
2. Extract from "U.S. News Ranks Germany No. 1"
3. Brit-Am Comments
1. The Listed Rankings
3. United Kingdom
4. United States
11. New Zealand
19. South Korea
The 2016 Best Countries report and rankings are based on how global perceptions define countries in terms of a number of qualitative characteristics, impressions that have the potential to drive trade, travel and investment and directly affect national economies.
Attributes were grouped into nine subrankings that rolled into the Best Countries ranking: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.
2. U.S. News Ranks Germany No. 1
The country is highly regarded, but an aging population and Europe's future pose challenges.
Germany's economic strength is built upon its network of small and medium businesses known as "Mittlestand." The country is seen as a model for the way in which it trains workers in apprenticeships following secondary school education. Such training programs are part of a larger institutional system that helps foster innovation in existing companies, says Dan Breznitz, who holds the Munk Chair of Innovation Studies and is a co-director of the Innovation Policy Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at theUniversity of Toronto. While Americans envision innovation as inventing a new technological gadget, Germans typically express innovation by improving on an existing practice.
German brands are some of the best-known in the world, with BMW and Mercedes-Benz leaders in automobiles and Siemens in industrial equipment. But Germany's famed engineering prowess suffered a black eye in 2015 after Volkswagen admitted that it rigged millions of its vehicles to avoid U.S. environmental regulations.
3. Brit-Am Comments:
In the first ten there are two Edomites nations (Germany no.1, Japan no. 8) and 8 Israelite ones.
In the second ten there is one Edomite nations (Austria no. 12), one partly Edomite (Spain no16), two doubtful (Italy no.13, Luxembourg no. 14), and 2 that we consider basically Israelite (New Zealand and Ireland).