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View Poll Results: which city is the capital of the south?
Atlanta 555 53.42%
New Orleans 28 2.69%
Houston 113 10.88%
Dallas 41 3.95%
Miami 39 3.75%
Austin 8 0.77%
San Antonio 12 1.15%
Charlotte 34 3.27%
other 48 4.62%
there is no capital 161 15.50%
Voters: 1039. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-29-2010, 03:53 PM
 
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However, like I explained as a whole TT dominates PAM, but when comparing the individual stalwarts (is that the right spelling) of Atlanta to Houston to Dallas, Atlanta comes out on top because it is THE key city in its megaregion, whereas Dallas and Houston split the influence.
Dallas and Houston splits the difference, but are you factoring the pull Houston has on the gulf coast region? Houston anchors two mega regions.

Split the TT in half and it gives you a 500B GDP add that to the Gulf coast and you get a GDp well over a trillion. That is still very much larger than Charlanta.

Do teh same with population, split the TT and then add in teh Gulf Coast and the population that Houston pulls is still larger

 
Old 09-29-2010, 04:40 PM
 
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ATL just has a way larger pull, over a larger area. The Western South is divided interestingly. You got the SEC East(Florida, GA, SC) and the SEC West(Louisiana, Alabama, Tenn). Than you got the Big 12(Austin, DFW, Oklahoma). College football has things done better than us.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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ATL just has a way larger pull, over a larger area. The Western South is divided interestingly. You got the SEC East(Florida, GA, SC) and the SEC West(Louisiana, Alabama, Tenn). Than you got the Big 12(Austin, DFW, Oklahoma). College football has things done better than us.
UT doesnt play in the sec west and neither does vandy, no team in tennessee is in the west

the sec east is : kentucky, tennessee, vandy, south carolina, georgia, florida
the sec west is: auburn, alabama, mississippi state, ole miss, lsu, and arkansas
 
Old 09-29-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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UT doesnt play in the sec west and neither does vandy, no team in tennessee is in the west

the sec east is : kentucky, tennessee, vandy, south carolina, georgia, florida
the sec west is: auburn, alabama, mississippi state, ole miss, lsu, and arkansas
True.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 11:27 PM
 
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^^^ the last three posts just went whoosh -----------> right over my head.

lol, anyway no one has shown that ATl has a significant pull over a large enough portion of the south. ATL may be the capital of the south east and that is about as far as it goes.
 
Old 09-29-2010, 11:36 PM
 
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^^^ the last three posts just went whoosh -----------> right over my head.

lol, anyway no one has shown that ATl has a significant pull over a large enough portion of the south. ATL may be the capital of the south east and that is about as far as it goes.
It has the CDC, Civil Rights Movement, Black people love it there, It's the most southern (when it's an advantage), it has pine trees and whatever other topographical features that the south is supposed to have, and the media (which it dominates in BTW) has labeled it the capital for years. With all of that said how can you deny that Atlanta dominates the south. It has every southern feature imaginable rolled into one (when it's not busy being too cosmopolitan to be southern).
 
Old 09-30-2010, 12:10 AM
 
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^^^ the last three posts just went whoosh -----------> right over my head.

lol, anyway no one has shown that ATl has a significant pull over a large enough portion of the south. ATL may be the capital of the south east and that is about as far as it goes.
Ok, fine. And that's where most of the South is located at.

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Old 09-30-2010, 01:18 AM
 
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^^^ the last three posts just went whoosh -----------> right over my head.

lol, anyway no one has shown that ATl has a significant pull over a large enough portion of the south. ATL may be the capital of the south east and that is about as far as it goes.
Actually it has been shown time and time again, you just refuse to accept it. So at this point, I will quit beating a dead horse.

Also in regards to the Texas Triangle being split. It gets split with DFW, Austin, and San Antonio forming the triangle and Houston gets the Gulf. The Texas Triangle is a separate region from the Gulf, although Houston is a part of both. I know it sounds confusing but if you read the article it makes sense. Also, some sources separate Houston from the triangle and call this region Dal-Austin and Houston is only a part of the triangle. I disagree with this and see Houston as a part of both. But when you talk about the triangle you don't include th Gulf and when talking about the Gulf you don't include the Triangle.
 
Old 09-30-2010, 01:24 AM
 
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ATL is the de facto Capital of the South. Why wouldn't it be?
 
Old 09-30-2010, 01:58 AM
 
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Honestly, the South has no Capitol. Dallas is part of the Midwest. Houston is Southern, but perched at the very edge of the region. Austin is distinctly un-Southern. Miami is considered an extension of New York (and Havana...and Haiti). In fact, Florida south of Orlando is not considered part of the 'South'.

New Orleans is considered to be a decaying, irrelevant fragment of a Banana Republic. Memphis is so dysfunctional, now, it's just plain irrelevant. Nashville has a lot of mega-wealth...the big, evil holding companies that control giant business concerns...but is not a Capitol in any commonly-acknowledged sense.

Atlanta is considered Yankee Land by most Southerners. But it's the only 'big, exciting city' truly in the region. So, if you had to pick a city that's the South's Capitol, it would have to be Atlanta.
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