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View Poll Results: Top three cities of North America?
New York, Mexico City, Los Angeles 76 28.15%
New York, Mexico City, Toronto 57 21.11%
New York, Los Angeles, Chicago 55 20.37%
New York, Los Angeles, Toronto 28 10.37%
New York, Washington D.C., Los Angeles 13 4.81%
New York, Washington D.C., Toronto 10 3.70%
New York, Washington D.C., Mexico City 6 2.22%
New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco 20 7.41%
New York, San Francisco, Chicago 5 1.85%
New York, San Francisco, Toronto 6 2.22%
New York, Toronto, Chicago 10 3.70%
New York, Mexico City, Chicago 6 2.22%
New York, Washington D.C., San Francisco 4 1.48%
New York, Mexico City, San Francisco 3 1.11%
Mexico City, Washington D.C., Ottawa 1 0.37%
Mexico City, Los Angeles, Washington D.C. 0 0%
Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago 1 0.37%
Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Toronto 1 0.37%
None. 4 1.48%
Other. 6 2.22%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 270. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-02-2017, 10:03 AM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Actually Mexico City is the only Primate City of North America. It's a cultural, economic/financial, political, and religious hub. But the typical (Germanic) Anglosphere-centric view puts NYC on top because of the (Romance) language and cultural barrier, even though it lacks definitely the latter two and it's cultural influence is declining as everything in Anglo-(North) America is shifting westward.
I see your point and agree that Mexico City does have that distinction. Globally though, NYC is a much more important city because it's influence on global finance. One could even argue that NYC has more global political sway than Mexico city because it finances D.C. and like it or not D.C. listens to money.

Mexico City may be important, but DFW's GDP is about 100 billion more (I believe) than Mexico City. If Mexico City were not also the political capital of Mexico it wouldn't belong on this list much like Toronto does not.
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto

You can find a direct transport corridor from Chicago to just about anywhere in North America, and freight containerization has made Los Angeles/Long Beach America's #1 seaport.

Mexico City didn't make the list because I consider it Latin American rather than North American, and as much as I love Montreal, Toronto commands more influence.
Latin America is not a continent, it is a cultural realm, not a continent. Mexico City is a North American city, it is firmly within the boundaries of the North American continent which goes all the way south to Panama. There are two continents in the Western Hemisphere, they are North America and South America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_America

Also regarding your selection of Chicago-Los Angeles-Toronto, I'm just curious, are you aware of this hegemon-like city named New York?
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Old 11-03-2017, 02:15 PM
 
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Actually Mexico City is the only Primate City of North America. It's a cultural, economic/financial, political, and religious hub.
How is Mexico City a religious hub? Serious question.

There's only one primate religion in Mexico City, and it isn't like Catholicism is centered in the city. Religious hubs would be Rome, Jerusalem and Mecca, obviously.
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