Was the US ever the best country in the world, if so, is it still the best country in the world, or does it have any serious challengers?

In the following, who are just as good as or even better?

Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, UAE, The Maldives, Seychelles etc?
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