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View Poll Results: Georgia, more in common with Alabama or North Carolina?
Alabama 141 62.67%
North Carolina 84 37.33%
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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The air of Atlanta felt more like eastern Tennessee, to me, la Chattanooga. Alabama, as a whole, seems more influenced by the Gulf than any part of Georgia.
Most of Alabama's population is not near the Gulf. The majority of Alabamans live north of Tuscaloosa.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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The air of Atlanta felt more like eastern Tennessee, to me, la Chattanooga. Alabama, as a whole, seems more influenced by the Gulf than any part of Georgia.
No only Mobile and Baldwin Counties are influenced by Gulf culture. Montgomery has more similarities with Columbus and Macon than it has with Mobile.

To me Houston has more similarities to Mobile than Atlanta does even though Atlanata is more popular amongst Afro Mobilians.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Atlanta feels a lot like Charlotte to me, despite being an hour from the Alabama state line. Even Nashville is probably more like Atlanta over Birmingham or any Alabama metro.
Atlanta and Charlotte are both major Southern cities with more transplants so they are similar in that respect. But I would say Atlanta and Birmingham are still more or less cut from the same cloth. Atlanta just got real big while Birmingham didn't.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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It's hard to put a finger on Alabama, really. It's not in the same neighborhood as Georgia or the Carolina's, but it's also not really in the same neighborhood as Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Northern Alabama feels a bit more like Tennessee and even Kentucky. Birmingham, I really don't know. I guess it's a little bit like Atlanta, but possibly a bit like TN cities along the lines of Chattanooga or even Knoxville. You really pick up a slight Appalachia/foothills vibe in that city. It's nothing like any area of Mississippi or Louisiana.

Montgomery and the Black Belt, 100% Deep South. Definite similarities between Montgomery and Jackson, and probably cities in Georgia like Columbus or Augusta.

Mobile is probably the one area that is more like Mississippi/Louisiana over Georgia/South Carolina.

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Old 02-11-2016, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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It's hard to put a finger on Alabama, really. It's not in the same neighborhood as Georgia or the Carolina's, but it's also not really in the same neighborhood as Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Northern Alabama feels a bit more like Tennessee and even Kentucky. Birmingham, I really don't know. I guess it's a little bit like Atlanta, but possibly a bit like TN cities along the lines of Chattanooga or even Knoxville. You really pick up a slight Appalachia/foothills vibe in that city. It's nothing like any area of Mississippi.

Montgomery and the Black Belt, 100% Deep South. Definite similarities between Montgomery and Jackson, and probably cities in Georgia like Columbus or Augusta.

Mobile is probably the one area that is more like Mississippi/Louisiana over Georgia/South Carolina.
Do you mean "neighborhood" in a geographical sense? If so, the two states are definitely in the same neighborhood.

I would say Alabama feels like Alabama.

I've always been curious about how you decide to classify a place as Deep South or not. Do you make that determination based on Black population and social conservatism?
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Most of Alabama's population is not near the Gulf. The majority of Alabamans live north of Tuscaloosa.
I'm aware of this fact. However, saying that Alabama is more influenced by the Gulf than Georgia is not the same thing as saying that Alabama is largely influenced by the Gulf.

Still, does anyone remember this map? Looks like you've got more Saints fans than Falcon fans in AL:

https://g.twimg.com/blog/blog/image/All.png
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Voting Den makes you more Progressive ? And i'm not Republican by the way. There are Dems who have an anti progressive mindset and there are Repubs with progressive mindsets.
Never said voting dem makes you progressive. I said GA has small cities who aren't as 'traditional' compared to similar size cities in other states. Athens is already a college town, but Gwinnett county(suburban Atlanta) is close and the transplants help overshadow things.
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:46 AM
 
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I'm aware of this fact. However, saying that Alabama is more influenced by the Gulf than Georgia is not the same thing as saying that Alabama is largely influenced by the Gulf.
I wouldn't even agree with that. I don't think places like Selma, Tuskegee and Montgomery are very different from Georgia. They are sort of different, at least in my mind, from places like Bayou La Batre. It's sort of the same way Charleston is different from Columbia (or Savannah from Augusta).
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:51 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I wouldn't even agree with that. I don't think places like Selma, Tuskegee and Montgomery are very different from Georgia. They are sort of different, at least in my mind, from places like Bayou La Batre. It's sort of the same way Charleston is different from Columbia (or Savannah from Augusta).
I just get the feeling that good shrimp and spicy food are easier to come by in Birmingham than they are in Atlanta (don't get me started).
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Old 02-11-2016, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Augusta, GA ''The fastest rising city in the southeast''
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Savannah and Augusta are more like SC. Atlanta and Columbus are probably more similar to Alabama. Downtown Atlanta is only an hour away from the Alabama state line.

Non-Hispanic Whites in rural SC are not as hard core Republican as they are in rural GA. That seems to be a big difference between the two.

I don't know if we can say for sure that one is more similar to the other. Most states have characteristics of the states they border. In this comparison, though, I'd say Georgia is more similar to Alabama based on its politics.
How much time have you spent in Augusta, Savannah, Macon, Athens, Columbus, Valdosta, Albany, Brunswick, etc or in rural Georgia?

I'm very familiar with NY and upstate NY has more in common with Alabama compared to many parts of Georgia.

I find it very difficult to believe the white people in rural GA are more hardcore republican than rural SC.
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