Top 5 best and worst AAA-rated sovereigns

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While a deal to raise the debt ceiling is looking like a done deal, there still has been no word from Standard & Poor's about the United States' credit rating. While we have enjoyed a AAA rating since 1941, S&P put the U.S. on credit watch negative on July 14 when a debt deal was far from certain. Given that, we wanted to know how other AAA-rated sovereigns' checkbooks looked. Here are the five best and five worst AAA-rated countries based on revenues and expenditures according to the CIA World Factbook.

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