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August 12, 2014

Courts and Sports: The ONE WORLD Project

by John Phillips


We share this world.  Every day people are born with the potential to love and come together and yet we still fight and feud, destroy and war.  We want to show we are all ONE WORLD.  214 countries and territories (and counting) have checked in.

One of my favorite lines from Seinfeld is when Jerry describes a game of Risk, as “the game of world domination played by two guys who can barely run their own lives.”

We have taken Risk to another level.  A few of us at the office are competing to complete the above map- one of interconnected support.

We were letting it just fill in itself and became curious with it and began recruiting other areas to come aboard. First, we went after Greenland, then China and then Svalbard.  We thought China was impossible.  It wasn’t.  We thought Cuba wouldn’t respond.  It did.  As did Iraq.  And Syria.  People are people and want to help out.  The high stakes “get” is now North Korea.  Someone ask Dennis Rodman to give us a click the next time he’s visiting.

Svalbard remains elusive, although John just heard from “Svalbard Linda,” and a host of others in Svalbard, which makes us think WordPress won’t light it up (as it is owned by Norway).  Chad and some of the remaining countries have problems we probably cannot even imagine.

Stupid? Maybe.  But the point is to show we are all one world, have some twitter and blog conversations with people living all over the planet and refresh ourselves on geography.  We can use all the help we can get.  Peace.  Love.  Live.

The puzzle pieces we need are few and widespread.  There is the wonderful island of Svalbard (which is currently driving John mad, as he has gotten it may times over) and a several countries in Europe, Africa and Asia.

We are still missing these countries and territories from around the world- Western Sahara, North Korea, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Curacao, North Korea, Saint Helena, Eritrea, South Sudan, Kosovo, Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Turkmenistan, Vatican City, Heard Islands, Antarctica, French Southern Territories, Saint Martin, Saint Barthelemy, Nauru, Niue, Tokelau, Pitcairn Islands and Christmas Island.

It’s not scientific, as we’ve had plenty of people checking in without WordPress marking them off.  We are told it is an international IP address issue, but we keep trying.

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HELP is appreciated.  We just need one click and we celebrate.  We are happy to provide free koozies for any helpers, however clicks must be legitimate.

Here is the list of countries which have checked in so far:

Country Views
United States FlagUnited States 64,422
Canada FlagCanada 1,880
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,559
Australia FlagAustralia 441
Germany FlagGermany 380
Brazil FlagBrazil 229
India FlagIndia 154
Mexico FlagMexico 150
France FlagFrance 142
New Zealand FlagNew Zealand 138
Netherlands FlagNetherlands 135
Ireland FlagIreland 123
Philippines FlagPhilippines 113
Albania FlagAlbania 108
Malaysia FlagMalaysia 93
Norway FlagNorway 89
Spain FlagSpain 77
Japan FlagJapan 75
Russian Federation FlagRussian Federation 71
Suriname FlagSuriname 70
Gibraltar FlagGibraltar 69
Jamaica FlagJamaica 68
Sweden FlagSweden 65
Italy FlagItaly 65
Turkey FlagTurkey 65
South Africa FlagSouth Africa 64
Latvia FlagLatvia 64
Switzerland FlagSwitzerland 61
Singapore FlagSingapore 60
Finland FlagFinland 55
Serbia FlagSerbia 46
Hong Kong FlagHong Kong 46
Colombia FlagColombia 44
Romania FlagRomania 40
Thailand FlagThailand 40
Cook Islands FlagCook Islands 38
Iraq FlagIraq 37
Puerto Rico FlagPuerto Rico 37
Israel FlagIsrael 37
Belgium FlagBelgium 37
Argentina FlagArgentina 36
Micronesia, Federated States of FlagMicronesia, Federated States of 36
Cape Verde FlagCape Verde 35
Pakistan FlagPakistan 35
Egypt FlagEgypt 34
Poland FlagPoland 33
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines FlagSaint Vincent and the Grenadines 31
Denmark FlagDenmark 30
Czech Republic FlagCzech Republic 27
Austria FlagAustria 27
Hungary FlagHungary 26
Korea, Republic of FlagRepublic of Korea 25
Portugal FlagPortugal 24
Morocco FlagMorocco 24
Antigua and Barbuda FlagAntigua and Barbuda 23
Myanmar FlagMyanmar 22
Venezuela FlagVenezuela 22
Indonesia FlagIndonesia 20
Bulgaria FlagBulgaria 19
Trinidad and Tobago FlagTrinidad and Tobago 19
Marshall Islands FlagMarshall Islands 19
Lao People's Democratic Republic FlagLao People’s Democratic Republic 19
Bahamas FlagBahamas 19
Barbados FlagBarbados 19
Kenya FlagKenya 19
Slovakia FlagSlovakia 18
Bosnia and Herzegovina FlagBosnia and Herzegovina 18
Greece FlagGreece 17
Aruba FlagAruba 17
Tajikistan FlagTajikistan 17
Viet Nam FlagViet Nam 16
Saint Kitts and Nevis FlagSaint Kitts and Nevis 16
Costa Rica FlagCosta Rica 15
Peru FlagPeru 15
Sudan FlagSudan 14
Slovenia FlagSlovenia 13
French Polynesia FlagFrench Polynesia 13
Taiwan FlagTaiwan 13
Burkina Faso FlagBurkina Faso 13
Somalia FlagSomalia 12
Ecuador FlagEcuador 12
Lebanon FlagLebanon 12
Dominican Republic FlagDominican Republic 12
Virgin Islands, U.S. FlagVirgin Islands 10
Panama FlagPanama 10
Chile FlagChile 10
Djibouti FlagDjibouti 10
Nigeria FlagNigeria 10
Honduras FlagHonduras 9
Saudi Arabia FlagSaudi Arabia 9
Dominica FlagDominica 9
Togo FlagTogo 9
Rwanda FlagRwanda 9
Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of FlagMacedonia, the Former Yugoslav Republic 9
Montserrat FlagMontserrat 9
Guinea FlagGuinea 9
Jordan FlagJordan 9
Vanuatu FlagVanuatu 9
Croatia FlagCroatia 8
Ukraine FlagUkraine 8
Equatorial Guinea FlagEquatorial Guinea 7
Faroe Islands FlagFaroe Islands 7
Bolivia FlagBolivia 7
Solomon Islands FlagSolomon Islands 7
Lithuania FlagLithuania 7
Kazakhstan FlagKazakhstan 7
Algeria FlagAlgeria 7
Mongolia FlagMongolia 7
Fiji FlagFiji 7
Qatar FlagQatar 6
Bhutan FlagBhutan 6
China FlagChina 6
Greenland FlagGreenland 6
Jersey FlagJersey 6
Guadeloupe FlagGuadeloupe 6
United Arab Emirates FlagUnited Arab Emirates 6
Iceland FlagIceland 6
Georgia FlagGeorgia 5
Guatemala FlagGuatemala 5
Macao FlagMacao 5
Ghana FlagGhana 5
Bermuda FlagBermuda 5
Cambodia FlagCambodia 5
Cyprus FlagCyprus 5
Tunisia FlagTunisia 5
Palau FlagPalau 5
French Guiana FlagFrench Guiana 5
Réunion FlagRéunion 5
Luxembourg FlagLuxembourg 5
Anguilla FlagAnguilla 5
Angola FlagAngola 5
Syrian Arab Republic FlagSyrian Arab Republic 5
Bangladesh FlagBangladesh 4
Guyana FlagGuyana 4
Mozambique FlagMozambique 4
Burundi FlagBurundi 4
Malta FlagMalta 4
Isle of Man FlagIsle of Man 4
Swaziland FlagSwaziland 4
Montenegro FlagMontenegro 4
Timor-Leste FlagTimor-Leste 3
Armenia FlagArmenia 3
El Salvador FlagEl Salvador 3
Sri Lanka FlagSri Lanka 3
Gambia FlagGambia 3
Senegal FlagSenegal 3
Virgin Islands, British FlagBritish Virgin Islands 3
Bahrain FlagBahrain 3
Central African Republic FlagCentral African Republic 3
Mali FlagMali 3
Madagascar FlagMadagascar 3
Tonga FlagTonga 3
Saint Pierre and Miquelon FlagSaint Pierre and Miquelon 3
Congo FlagCongo 3
Benin FlagBenin 3
Mauritius FlagMauritius 3
Belarus FlagBelarus 2
Northern Mariana Islands FlagNorthern Mariana Islands 2
Gabon FlagGabon 2
Botswana FlagBotswana 2
Moldova, Republic of FlagMoldova 2
Papua New Guinea FlagPapua New Guinea 2
Congo, the Democratic Republic of the FlagDemocratic Republic of the Congo 2
Nicaragua FlagNicaragua 2
Namibia FlagNamibia 2
Ethiopia FlagEthiopia 2
Maldives FlagMaldives 2
Paraguay FlagParaguay 2
Mayotte FlagMayotte 2
Brunei Darussalam FlagBrunei Darussalam 2
Estonia FlagEstonia 2
Guam FlagGuam 2
Tanzania, United Republic of FlagUnited Republic of Tanzania 2
Mauritania FlagMauritania 2
Zimbabwe FlagZimbabwe 2
Kiribati FlagKiribati 2
Turks and Caicos Islands FlagTurks and Caicos Islands 2
Niger FlagNiger 2
Nepal FlagNepal 2
Cuba FlagCuba 2
Kyrgyzstan FlagKyrgyzstan 2
Côte d'Ivoire FlagCôte d’Ivoire 1
Kuwait FlagKuwait 1
Azerbaijan FlagAzerbaijan 1
Malawi FlagMalawi 1
Uruguay FlagUruguay 1
Yemen FlagYemen 1
Saint Lucia FlagSaint Lucia 1
Libya FlagLibya 1
Afghanistan FlagAfghanistan 1
Palestinian Territory, Occupied FlagPalestine, State of 1
New Caledonia FlagNew Caledonia 1
Guernsey FlagGuernsey 1
Grenada FlagGrenada 1
Uzbekistan FlagUzbekistan 1
American Samoa FlagAmerican Samoa 1
Cameroon FlagCameroon 1
Oman FlagOman 1
Lesotho FlagLesotho 1
Haiti FlagHaiti 1
Uganda FlagUganda 1
Comoros FlagComoros 1
Guinea-Bissau FlagGuinea-Bissau 1
Sao Tome and Principe FlagSao Tome and Principe 1
Liberia FlagLiberia 1
Zambia FlagZambia 1
Martinique FlagMartinique 1
Sierra Leone FlagSierra Leone 1
Belize FlagBelize 1
Seychelles FlagSeychelles 1
Tuvalu FlagTuvalu 1
Monaco FlagMonaco 1
Chad FlagChad 1
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) FlagFalkland Islands (Malvinas) 1
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