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The 25 best countries in the world

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Devon Haynie of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 27

Based on global opinion, these 25 nations are the world's best

These countries, which range from Austria to Sweden, performed the best overall in the 2016 Best Countries rankings.

The rankings, formed in partnership with marketing firm BAV Consulting and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, aim to gauge global perceptions of the world’s biggest economies. Click through to see what country is No. 1 and discover where the U.S. falls in the pack.

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