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The Top 25 countries in the World

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U.S. News has released the 2017 Best Countries report, which fares nations on the basis of global perceptions with the help of certain quantitative attributions.

Developed by experts from Young & Rubicam's BAV Consulting firm and U.S.' Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the scoring and ranking model identified a set of 65 attributes for each country, which are relevant to its success as a modern nation.

A survey was then carried out among 21,000 people from across the world, who were asked to score the nations on the various attributes. All the attributes were then collated into nine sub-rankings: Adventure, Citizenship, Cultural Influence, Entrepreneurship, Heritage, Movers, Open for Business, Power and Quality of Life.

Out of the 80 nations in the report, we take a look at the top 25.

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