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  Elbonia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Republic of Elbonia is a fictional country from the comic strips Dilbert and Plop: The Hairless Elbonian.
Elbonia's government is a dictatorship, run by a right-handed military strongman who strives to crush the lefties.
Elbonia might be either a conscious or coincidental parallel to one of the venues in Al Capp's long-running strip Li'l Abner: a nation called Lower Slobovia (based on Siberia), whose citizens were perpetually seen in waist deep snow and ice.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Elbonia   (616 words)

 Spotlight on Nation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Dictatorship of Elbonia is a massive, safe nation, notable for its barren, inhospitable landscape.
Elbonia's national animal is the Pig, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its currency is the Eye Crud.
Elbonia is ranked 1771st in the region and 113,674th in the world for Stupidest Citizens.
www.nationstates.net /-1/page=display_nation/nation=elbonia   (187 words)

 Elbonia and the Friendship Gate
Travellers should understand that Elbonia is a dysfunctional state with an economy in ruins, sections of the country outside the reach of government authority, and the scars of a civil war fuelled by clan conflict and organised crime.
Elbonia may have its problems, but lovers of archaeological ruins and mountains will want to brave it.
The high point of the country's unparalleled monumental scenery is the Friendship Gate, previously known as the Iron gate and for which references go back almost to Marco Polo.
elbonia.20m.com   (306 words)

 Elbonia: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Republic of Elbonia is a fictional country fictional country quick summary:
Elbonia's government is a dictatorship dictatorship quick summary:
While the word frisbee is claimed as a trademark of the wham-o toy company, the term is often used generically to describe flying discs similar to those...
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/e/el/elbonia.htm   (1012 words)

 Travels in Elbonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Elbonia is very anxious to attract new investment from outside countries.
The border guard, at the Friendship Gate, previously known as the Iron Gate, or the Skull Gate, told me in remarkably good English to stay out Elbonia's northern province of Jakarian, as the natives there, who are universally perceived as trouble-makers, were still restless apparently and the army was advising people to stay away.
Elbonia is an old French colony, so the good English was surprising.
www.geocities.com /davidsonweinberg   (184 words)

 Food Aid Internet System - Sample
Duty Free Entry (Section 8, 7 C.F.R. The Government of Elbonia passed a law in 1995 that provides duty- and tax-free entry for all commodities used for humanitarian purposes.
Green peas are not produced in Elbonia, therefore, the country must rely solely on imports.
Elbonia produces approximately 200,000 metric tons of soybeans annually and has an annual need for 1-2 million metric tons.
www.fas.usda.gov /Foodaid/samples/sample_ffp_d.html   (930 words)

 Elbonia - TheBestLinks.com - Communism, Dilbert, Dictatorship, Frisbee, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Elbonia - TheBestLinks.com - Communism, Dilbert, Dictatorship, Frisbee,...
For many years the country has been mired in a civil war between the left and right-handed Elbonians, although the war was mostly bloodless, as the Elbonians didn't realize they were allowed to use weapons.
In order to attract tourists Elbonia openly lies in its promotional videos, and claims to host five of the seven wonders of the world.
www.thebestlinks.com /Elbonia.html   (240 words)

 Food Aid Internet System - Sample
Demand for soybeans is high in Elbonia, and the demand will increase with the introduction of this new protein supplement.
Elbonia, with a population of 10 million and a 3.6 percent growth rate, consumes approximately 300,000 MT of vegetable oil each year.
In the past Elbonia wholesalers have purchased vegetable oil from Italy, Argentina and Nigeria, but purchases were small averaging less than 1,000 MT. Annual imports have not surpassed 20,000 MT. Elbonia suffers from chronic scarcity of foreign exchange.
www.fas.usda.gov /Foodaid/samples/sample_ffp_c.html   (990 words)

 Guided Paper #1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Little has been written about the country of Elbonia--even its location is unclear to many, though everybody knows that it is somewhere east of Portugal and west of Ukraine, between the Mediterranean and Arctic seas--and so this is your chance to make a name for yourself in political science.
Since nobody knows much about Elbonia, nobody will be able to check your facts (at least not before you split town), but they will be able to judge whether your account is plausible.
Be sure to discuss the central political conflicts that shaped Elbonian politics over the centuries, the political institutions that arose as a result, and the change that occurred over time.
www.cla.wayne.edu /polisci/kdk/westeurope/assignments/assignment3.htm   (179 words)

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She had just won the gold medal in the Rock-Paper-Scissors Olympics, but now she was stranded in Elbonia with a jealous Gerudo until July.
She stormed out of Mud International Airport, or whatever it was called, she was too angry to care, even though she was arguably the best rock-paper-scissors player in the world, where was I? Well anyway, she stormed out, with Nabooru (that's the jealous Gerudo, in case you're ignorant) following her.
Another private jet flew in, and this one was piloted by Impa and Nabooru, returned from their voyage to Elbonia and laden with the bounty of said voyage.
dhost.info /zeldafanatix/pwp2.txt   (3985 words)

 Henry Ford Wars - Uncyclopedia
In these wars, punctuation was ignored, until the Treaty of Elbonia was signed, forcing writers to overuse punctuation,,, leading to mass confusion....
Ford, Henry (or Henry Ford); was caught in the middle of a lengthy debate, between Bob and Anonymous over how to use punctuation.
In a surprise decision, Henry decried that punctuation was important, and the Treaty of Elbonia was signed.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Henry_Ford_Wars   (209 words)

 Salting the Earth: The Example of India.
I was reading an article about this group of people in Elbonia, Africa.
A group of missionaries called the S.I.M. went there and preached the Gospel of Jesuschrist and translated the Word of God so they could read it by themselves.
A few years later, when the Church of Elbonia was just begining, with only 150 Christians in the whole country, the Soviet Union took control and exiled the S.I.M. missionaries from the country.
saltearth.blogspot.com /2005/11/example-of-india.html   (677 words)

 Dilbert: Elbonian Trip - TV.com
Dilbert and the project team travel to the country of Elbonia, where the Gruntmaster 6000 is to be manufactured.
Meanwhile, Dogbert enjoys diplomatic immunity, a naked Wally enjoys the mud of Elbonia, Alice gets in touch with her maternal instincts and the Pointy-Haired Boss enjoys his vacation only he doesn't know it's Elbonia.
This is the first mention of the country of Elbonia.
www.tv.com /dilbert/elbonian-trip/episode/12011/summary.html   (551 words)

 July 1998 Arkansas Bar Exam Questions & Top Answers
Elbonia, a new Balkan republic, has adopted the Patent Law of West Upper Ben-deezing, and the Contract Law of Arkansas.
Under the Patent Law of West Upper Ben-deezing, the first party to submit a qualified engineer's drawing of an invention to the Patent Commissioner gets the patent.
Fuel savings will be considerable--20% or more--a critical consideration in oil-poor Elbonia, not to mention smog-rich America.
courts.state.ar.us /exams/798bar.htm   (4888 words)

 Plop - About the comic
Over the summer I was experimenting with a Dilbert spin-off comic strip about a little boy and his pig growing up in the clueless country of Elbonia.
In Elbonia, even the women and babies have full beards, so everyone naturally thinks The Hairless Elbonian is slow.
The experimental aspect is that I blatantly "borrowed" every successful cartooning technique I've ever seen (except for good artwork) and threw it into the mix.
www.unitedmedia.com /comics/plop/html/about_comic.html   (166 words)

 Airliners.net Non Aviation: Elbonia- Is It Real?
A lot of people are coming over to Elbonia to have those mountain sightseeing flights aboard Kilofoxes...
I have read in National Geogrpahic that the remnants of the 'unfortunate' Kilofox flights, that have become 'one with the mountain', are used as bases for radio towers.
Never mind, I found Elbonia but this map is old so it is called Slobbovia.
www.airliners.net /discussions/non_aviation/read.main/739702   (1692 words)

 Plop - TheBestLinks.com - Dilbert, Scott Adams, 4th World, Elbonia, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Plop: The Hairless Elbonian is an experimental spinoff of Dilbert, also written by Scott Adams.
However, this job is rarely done properly, as exemplified by the example of having a tire tread called "llama".
Most comics show the idiocy of the people in Elbonia, either because of or leading to its fourth-world status.
www.thebestlinks.com /Plop.html   (215 words)

 Dilbert: Hunger - TV.com
Marketing dismisses the idea, but Dilbert sells them on the idea of trying the product in what he believes is the famine-ridden country of Elbonia.
In Elbonia the "tomeato" is planted and begins to grow quickly in the Elbonian mud.
Unfortunately this throws Elbonia into a famine, since the mud was their food source.
www.tv.com /dilbert/hunger/episode/12026/summary.html   (450 words)

 The Write Team
The cartoonist Scott Adams frequently uses the country of Elbonia and its citizens the Elbonians in his very successful Dilbert comic strip.
The Dilbert cartoons make fun of corporate life and attitudes, and the citizens of Elbonia, a fictional less-developed country, are often the intended victims of unscrupulous corporate schemings.
Elbonia and the Elbonians are devices that Adams uses to illustrate the attitudes and behaviours he wants to make fun of, and he does this with great success.
thewriteteam.blogspot.com   (830 words)

 Globalthink or job shrink: offshore outsourcing brings some banks key benefits. If only it didn't carry all the cachet ...
Elbonia, of course, exists only in the fertile imagination of cartoonist and corporate anti-maven Scott Adams.
His Dilbert comic strips periodically skewer the concept of outsourcing work to Elbonia.
It's a land of people with funny hats, beards and shapeless clothing, where the citizens wade waist deep in mud.
www.allbusiness.com /periodicals/article/143837-1.html   (634 words)

 Nokia goes direct with US smartphone | The Register
That's lower than expected: Handspring's revamped communicator, the Elbonia 270 has gone on sale this week for only $499, although that includes a contract.
Although we haven't had any complaints from Handspring engineers, our Elbonia gag refers to the choice of materials rather than any lack of technical sophistication.
A review should follow, although we're still on the waiting list for the original Elbonia 180, launched last October and now in the Handspring bargain bin.
www.theregister.co.uk /2002/05/29/nokia_goes_direct_with_us   (391 words)

 Pragmatic Wiki: MyJobWentToIndia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
What is learned about outsourcing to India can be left to the reader to apply to their own situations, but let us not forget that this deals with experiences, and as such should reflect that appropriately.
Instead of putting a title like this which may be provocative, people should involve in a more meaningful political debate, to protect their interests.
And no, 'Elbonia' is not as good as 'India', it would remind us of Dilbert and that image would detract from the punchline.
wiki.pragprog.com /cgi-bin/wiki.cgi?MyJobWentToIndia   (3989 words)

 Dilbert.com - The Characters
Dawn and Rex still live in Dilbert's house, but as with most living dinosaurs, they prefer to hide behind the furniture when people are around.
The Elbonians hail from Elbonia, a small mud-covered fourth-world country that both Dilbert and Dogbert have visited for various reasons.
I use it whenever I need a country that is "foreign" to all Dilbert readers.
www.unitedmedia.com /comics/dilbert/the_characters/html/character3.html   (262 words)

 Ink 19 :: Bored of the Dance
Flatulence's genius, though, is to have his performers dance and kick mud onto the audience after each performance, thus assuring their participation.
All of this is captured on video and will surely get the children interested in the folklore of Elbonia, the only country to lose a war against France.
There's also a beautiful wedding ritual story, beginning with the courtship festival of vole-skinning, the engagement mud eating ceremony and finally the fusion of the mothers-in-law with hot mud.
www.ink19.com /issues_F/98_04/wet_ink/video/157_bored_of_the_dance_nf.html   (275 words)

 Handspring's reputation sticks like mud | The Register
Actually, the term Elbonia is as affectionate as it is disparaging.
While Palm's hardware division snoozed, Handspring set out to make a communicator that worked as a phone and yet displayed PalmOS to the rest of the world.
Elbonia is Scott Adams' mythical Eastern Europe - where Dilbert discovers that the closely guarded recipe for mud is actually - shhh… - soil and water.
theregister.co.uk /2002/06/19/handsprings_reputation_sticks_like_mud   (538 words)

 #20   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Elbonia Claim a Hoax > > Washington D.C. > It appears that the country of Elbonia, the supposed backers of > Brent Harrold, is not even a country.
It had been thought that the rash > of conspiracy theory articles supporting Harrold had been brought about > through corruption at the highest levels of the Washington Post.
The question then remains as to who the > vehement Harrold supporters within the Post are if Elbonia was not the > power behind the media assault.
www.me.umn.edu /~dahanson/mgate/mg20.html   (125 words)

 Travels Through Elbonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Here is a page showing my travels through the fabled country of Elbonia.
Jakarian has the best bazaars east of Tajikistan, in my opinion, better than either Istanbul or Cairo for that Indiana Jones feeling.
As for a place to stay in Elbonia City, the Hotel Najem Akhdar, also known as the Hotel Najem Ilhadar, can't be beat.
elbonia.sphosting.com   (593 words)

 The Dilbert Blog: Mongolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I see Elbonia as a underdeveloped aspect in every country.
As long as you do understand that no one country an excel in everything under the sun, the Elbonia comment does not hurt any body's feelings.
The only difference is that Elbonia is all the underdeveloped countries in one nice little package for faster, more convenient mockery.
dilbertblog.typepad.com /the_dilbert_blog/2005/11/mongolia.html   (3477 words)

 Elbonia Declares Self Losers
Salt Lake City, UTAH: In a dramatic two-hour press conference, which lead to a protest march of Elbonia's entire Olympic team, Olympic cross-country skier Rogden Navehovic and Olympic Sanitation Commission volunteer Ramier Lahovic, the Elbonian Olympics Squad reiterated that they are not deserving of the spectacular Olympic coverage they have received lately.
After Navehovic's conference, in a sparsely attended press conference entertained by a few disinterested reporters from non-credited publications such as Winston-Preston Ladies' Shopper, the California Puff Cigar Tribune, and the Toronto Sun, the Russian Olympic Federation's spokesperson Andre Tchavoski reiterated that Russia needs to be at the center of any media spotlight.
We're the ones who tipped Elbonia onto the edge of insanity.
www.mathnews.uwaterloo.ca /Issues/mn8805/elbonia.php   (526 words)

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