Ranking of nations in the World Mathematics Olympiad:
Mathematics is the foundation of Sciences. Scientitic competiveness of world nations will have a correlation with how well its youth perform in the Olympiad. Despite of gloom and doom, the U.S. still rank in the top 5 nations consistenly in the last 5 years. However China and Russia indisputably dominate the competition.
A few surprises: some unknown small and develping nations (Vietnam, Bulgaria,..) do surprisingly well. Is that a predicament of unpolished gems in the world of nations that need to be recognized and paid attention to?