Achieve , gain , acquire , obtain, attain ???

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Hello everyone
Im have some difficulties in using the words above ...
When i talk about the achievement or advancement that a person or an organisation has got, which word is appropriate ?
For Ex : The US has achieved/gained/acquired/obtained/attained a lot of achievements/advancement in science ...
Thks for any help from all :)
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    American English
    I wouldn't use any of your words, actually.

    The US has made many advancements in science.
    The US has many achievements in (the field of) science.
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