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Old 05-10-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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I think both states are alike most of the time. Both have the 1st and the 2nd largest cities in the US, have bays, have mountains, have lots of miles of beaches, etc. Both states have large populations as well. California has 39,954,507 people in 2010 and Middle Atlantic has 57,999,602 people in 2010.

Here are my comparisons:

New York=Los Angeles (both of them are the largest cities in the US)

Except New York is larger, more urban.


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Washington=San Francisco (both of them are near a bay, Washington is near Chesapeake Bay and San Francisco is near San Francisco Bay)

Baltimore=San Jose (both of them are major cities that get overlooked by an another same size city near them)

SF is larger, but Washington is more powerful than SF.


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Philadelphia=Bakersfield (both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in Philadelphia's case, New York and Washington, in Bakersfield's case, San Francisco and Los Angeles)
You have to be doing this to get a rise out of Philadelphia posters, seriously. This couldn't be more of an ignorant post. Philadelphia is a huge city that just happens to be out-shadowed because it sits in between the capital of the world and the capital of the most powerful county on this earth. Bakersfield is a dot of 400,000 people.


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Norfolk-Virginia Beach=San Diego (both have a large military history, have a beach and many people go there in the summer)
San Diego is a city first, and a destination second. Virginia Beach is a destination first, and a city second.


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Pittsburgh=Las Vegas (both are at the inner end of each state and are similar in size)
Pittsburgh is much larger than Las Vegas they aren't similarly sized (Pittsburgh CSA - 2.67 million, Las Vegas - 1.95 million); Las Vegas sits in a dessert in a valley, and Pittsburgh is one of the wettest places in the country placed in the hilliest region of the country. Pittsburgh is one of the safest cities in the country; Las Vegas is one of the most dangerous. Do you just hate Pennsylvania?
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Old 05-10-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Originally Posted by muppethammer26 View Post
I think both states are alike most of the time. Both have the 1st and the 2nd largest cities in the US, have bays, have mountains, have lots of miles of beaches, etc. Both states have large populations as well. California has 39,954,507 people in 2010 and Middle Atlantic has 57,999,602 people in 2010.

Here are my comparisons:

New York=Los Angeles (both of them are the largest cities in the US)

Washington=San Francisco (both of them are near a bay, Washington is near Chesapeake Bay and San Francisco is near San Francisco Bay)

Baltimore=San Jose (both of them are major cities that get overlooked by an another same size city near them)

Atlantic Ocean=Pacific Ocean

Chesapeake Bay=San Francisco Bay

Philadelphia=Bakersfield (both of them fill up the space between two major cities, in Philadelphia's case, New York and Washington, in Bakersfield's case, San Francisco and Los Angeles)

Norfolk-Virginia Beach=San Diego (both have a large military history, have a beach and many people go there in the summer)

Pittsburgh=Las Vegas (both are at the inner end of each state and are similar in size)

Buffalo=Reno (both get overlooked most of the time, yet it has significant history and culture)
LMAO- so you "think both states are alike most of the time."

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Old 05-10-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Default Is Middle Atlantic like a eastern version of California?

No, I would say that the Mid-Atlantic and California are overall starkly different.

For one thing, California is much more "defined" by its topography than the Mid-Atlantic. Most of California is mountainous, barren or has extremes of weather, making it uninhabitable by a large population. This makes for great scenic and natural diversity in that state. However, it is also the reason why the population of California is heavily concentrated in a narrow strip near the Pacific coast and drops off steeply as you head eastward.

The Mid-Atlantic, on the other hand, has much less dramatic elevation and climatic differences from one area to another. It is more uniform compared to the western United States and therefore it is more consistently populated. It does not drop off the same way even as one heads outside the Mid-Atlantic.

This is just one difference that is very noticeable between the two regions.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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no, i would say that the mid-atlantic and california are overall starkly different.

For one thing, california is much more "defined" by its topography than the mid-atlantic. Most of california is mountainous, barren or has extremes of weather, making it uninhabitable by a large population. This makes for great scenic and natural diversity in that state. However, it is also the reason why the population of california is heavily concentrated in a narrow strip near the pacific coast and drops off steeply as you head eastward.

The mid-atlantic, on the other hand, has much less dramatic elevation and climatic differences from one area to another. It is more uniform compared to the western united states and therefore it is more consistently populated. It does not drop off the same way even as one heads outside the mid-atlantic.

This is just one difference that is very noticeable between the two regions.
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Old 05-10-2014, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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I was shocked when I saw you compare Philly to Bakersfield
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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+1000

Great analogy. I agree wholeheartedly. Don't forget blue collar and their alike median housing prices. Philly's total foreign flag carriers and diplomatic missions count is likely much closer to Bakersfield than Seattle's. Bakersfield is likely more diverse for its size too.
This is a joke, right?
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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The answer to this question is "no" based on the oceans alone. The Pacific is cold, the Atlantic is warm and thus the ecologies (and geology) of the east and west coasts simply can't be compared. They are as different as two coastlines can be on the same continent, and that affects EVERYTHING.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:42 PM
 
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This is one of the dumbest topics I've seen posted on here, not exactly an easy feat either.

So do you think Italy is like a southern version of the United Kingdom? Or is Mexico a southern version of Canada? Lol
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