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Which country has the most Nobel Prizes?

October 12, 2015, 4:48 PM UTC
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The laureate medal featuring the portrait of Alfred Nobel is seen before a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winner of the 2015 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 5, 2015 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel, who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the famous Nobel prizes in his will. AFP PHOTO / JONATHAN NACKSTRAND (Photo credit should read JONATHAN NACKSTRAND/AFP/Getty Images)
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With the Nobel Prizes for 2015 being announced over the past week, you might be wondering just how many of the famous medals your country has won. If you’re from the United States or the United Kingdom, you’re in luck, because those two nations have dominated the rankings.

The Telegraph put together a handy map and bar graph showing how many Prizes countries around the world have won. Along with the US and the UK, Germany, France and Sweden round out the top five. The highest ranking non-European country is Japan.

The Telegraph notes that the US didn’t actually start dominating the awards until after World War II. Before then, European nations were the biggest winners. Now, the US has the most Prizes in all categories except for Literature, where it ranks behind France, Germany and the UK.

To see the map and learn some more facts about Nobel nationalities, head to The Telegraph.