World Correspondence Completes Phase One of the World Correspondence Project

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World Correspondence receives forty nine responses from heads of state and world leaders from around the world.

Technological advances have made our world into a global neighborhood. is the mailman. Posting signed letters and pictures from heads of state in Haiti, Germany, Korea, Liechtenstein, Finland among many other countries,, prodigy of Joel Schmidt, proves that beyond the realm of USA exists a forgotten, sometimes-ignored-by-average-citzens world.

On December 04, 2005, Joel Schmidt began his personal Odyssey by mailing out 208 letters, each one destined to a head of state. His request was simple: a signed picture from each person. The idea was hatched when he first idlely sent off a few letters to various heads of state. Much to Mr. Schmidt's supprise, he recieved replies. Four years later, he began this long awaited project. To date, he has recieved 49 replies. chronicles the goings-on in his mailbox.

In order of last to first the heads of state of the following countries have responded: Haiti, Slovakia, Jamaica, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Australia, United States of America, Tonga, Rwanda, Monaco, Germany, Malta, Samoa, Lebanon, El Salvador, Italy, Vatican City, Greenland, Botswana, Cuba, Malaysia, Guyana, Israel, Micronesia, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Seychelles, France, Brazil, Latvia, The Philippines, Finland, Azerbaijan, Republic of Cyprus, Austria, Slovenia, The Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Spain, Denmark, Ireland, South Korea, Germany, New Zealand, Somalia, United Kingdom, Bermuda, Canada, Switzerland, and Sweden

Reva and yadfothgildloc are credited with helping to put together this release.

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