1United StatesThe United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.
A lot were educated in England... - Britgirl
270 Nobel Pize Winners, which makes the USA indisputable number one! Firstly it's a large country with many people, so it isn't strange that USA has also much Nobel Prize winners, and secondly the USA has the most prestigious universities, which could be an explanation for place 1. - Flav
2United KingdomThe United Kingdom (UK) is a sovereign state which consists of the political and economic union of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was a member of the European Union (EU) from 1973 to 2016. ...read more.
The UK with 101 Nobel Pize Winners is also far up there, but won't reach the USA too soon. The UK also has some prestigious universities. - Flav
3GermanyGermany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.
76 Nobel Prize Winners in Germany, which makes this country number 3 on this list. - Flav
4FranceFrance, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.
France has 49 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
5SwedenSweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.
Sweden has 30 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
6SwitzerlandSwitzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe . It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities . ...read more.
Switzerland has 22 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
The Netherlands have 15 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
8ItalyItaly, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.
Italy has 14 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
9DenmarkDenmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.
Denmark has 13 Nobel Prize Winners. - Flav
10JapanJapan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.
Japan has 12 Nobel Prize Winners. Global number 10, but non-western number 1. (Although it depends on if you count Japan as "western country" or not, but most people do not consider Japan as a western country) - Flav