Dear World Leader...

My name is Hunter Maclean, and I'm a teenager from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. I wrote a letter to every single head of state in the world asking what they would like to tell the youth of America. I didn't expect to hear back from anyone, but to my surprise I've gotten some great responses -- from letters that made me cry to really cool gifts to straight up insults (no joke!). Here's a map of the 195 independent states recognized by the U.S. Department of State that I contacted... map of the world

     ...and the responses I've gotten so far (ranked in order of most interesting):

Dear American Youth...

 

United States

 

Philippines

 

Indonesia

 

Chile

 

Barbados

 

Estonia

 

Kazakhstan

 

Germany

 

Israel

 

Slovenia

 

Latvia

 

Hungary

 

Lithuania

 

The Maldives

 

The Gambia

 

Armenia

 

United Kingdom

 

Czech Republic

 

Iceland

 

Liechtenstein

 

Singapore

 

New Zealand

 

Brazil

 

France

 

Canada

 

Netherlands

 

Solomon Islands

 

Venezuela

 

Afghanistan