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Old 09-29-2006, 01:49 PM   #31
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I would have to say Ireland, Egypt, or Australia
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Old 09-29-2006, 03:49 PM   #32
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I think Greece or Egypt. Australia would be a good choice too! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:34 PM   #33
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I would choose Ireland or Australia.
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Old 09-30-2006, 06:25 AM   #34
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I like the idea of India or Spain.

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Old 09-30-2006, 07:07 AM   #35
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Re: If you could choose the next Epcot country...

My first thoughts were Egypt or Australia.

DH first response was Russia. (which could be kind of cool)

Then he brought up that the only continents NOT represeted are Australia, South America and Antarctica. I was never a very good georaphy student, but I do not think there are any countries in Antarctica.

To pull form South America, I think Brazil or maybe Argentina

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I'd say Russia.

Or, one of the South American Countries.

Or, maybe an island country like Greenland or Iceland (think of the tobagon rides!) or maybe Madigaskar.
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Egypt, Brazil, Russia or maybe just a pavilion to the whole area of the Caribbean. So many places so little time.
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I would have to go with Australia and Greece as well. (I have friends in both countries that I would love to lure to the states just to check something like that out to see if it is "authentic"! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif[/img] )

Egypt would be pretty cool as well!

I think if they had a tiny bit more room , they probably could do a bit of an expansion on the UK pavilion to add in a bit of Scotland, since the actual UK does technically include it (and Northern Ireland). [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Russia would be my first choise then Egypt.

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Yes, I like the idea of Russia and Egypt in addition to my original post Australia. It would be cool if they could make it "snow" in Russia.
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Russia and Egypt would be cool with their amazing historic structures!
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I think architecturely, Russia would be the most stunning, plus you'd get Vodka and those amazing Russian dancers. Lots of neat Russian things to buy too, like the fur hats and stacked dolls. Can you imagine people walking around WDW in those hats? In July? [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Poland would be another interesting choice. You'd get more great dancing and food like pierogies and galumpkes, and beautiful painted eggs at Easter time.
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Russia. Always been interested in the culture, the people, etc. but will probably never get there [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cry.gif[/img]
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