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11 maps that will make you look at the US in an entirely different light

Business Insider Logo By Mark Abadi of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 13: The United States doesn't excel at everything - in fact, it's among the world leaders in many dubious categories.We found 11 maps that show how other countries are beating the US.The US has room to improve when it comes to education scores, employee rights, and energy consumption. The United States is a dominant force on the global stage, but it doesn't excel at everything. Just look at the list of countries that offer paid vacation to its workers, for example - the US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't guarantee them any. As it turns out, the US leads the world in a number of other dubious categories, including gun ownership, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas output.  Check out the maps below - they might change the way you see the US.

  • The United States doesn't excel at everything - in fact, it's among the world leaders in many dubious categories.
  • We found 11 maps that show how other countries are beating the US.
  • The US has room to improve when it comes to education scores, employee rights, and energy consumption.

  • The United States is a dominant force on the global stage, but it doesn't excel at everything.

    Just look at the list of countries that offer paid vacation to its workers, for example - the US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't guarantee them any.

    As it turns out, the US leads the world in a number of other dubious categories, including gun ownership, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas output.

    Check out the following maps  - they might change the way you see the US.

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