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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 10-02-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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i'm a northerner...
but from my experience, there are three capitals. houston, atl and washington dc. it matters which of these cities you're closer to, as far as influence goes.

just my personal opinion.
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Atlanta is still the major city for most people in eastern NC...it's not much further than DC to most of the area, and Atlanta is even closer to places like Wilmington. IMO Atlanta is still THE big city for most of the southeast.
you said it correctly. NO one would argue if they said ATL was the capital of the SE.

BUt the South is divide into 3 regions, and it is foolish to say that it is the most influential of all three regions.



It is the most Influencial in the south atlantic, Houston is the most influential in the west south central, and for the east south central portion, well Jackson is kinG

 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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you said it correctly. NO one would argue if they said ATL was the capital of the SE.

BUt the South is divide into 3 regions, and it is foolish to say that it is the most influential of all three regions.



It is the most Influencial in the south atlantic, Houston is the most influential in the west south central, and for the east south central portion, well Jackson is kinG
Great map...I tried to locate it earlier but couldn't. I like the designations of West South Central, East South Central, and South Atlantic. Those are much more representative of the location of these states, rather than simply "The South" or southeast.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:45 PM
 
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It is the most Influencial in the south atlantic, Houston is the most influential in the west south central, and for the east south central portion, well Jackson is kinG
I disagree with that. I do not think Houston is more influential in the West South Central than Dallas and vice versa. Both are equal. As far as the East South Central, Atlanta still influences the majority of it.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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I disagree with that. I do not think Houston is more influential in the West South Central than Dallas and vice versa. Both are equal. As far as the East South Central, Atlanta still influences the majority of it.
It doesn't affect my point.

Even though I think that Houston is a whole lot more influential
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:53 PM
 
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Even though I think that Houston is a whole lot more influential
As far as what? Growing up in Central Texas, sadly, that area is easily influenced more by Dallas than Houston. Easily. East Texas is also more influenced by Dallas than Houston. IMO, they are about even in Texas.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:55 PM
 
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As far as what? Growing up in Central Texas, sadly, that area is easily influenced more by Dallas than Houston. Easily. East Texas is also more influenced by Dallas than Houston. IMO, they are about even in Texas.
I don't think you are serious?

LOL
 
Old 10-02-2010, 12:58 PM
 
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I don't think you are serious?

LOL
He's very serious. I grew up in Central Texas as well and we were more influenced and connected to Dallas than Houston. Northeast Texas is more influenced by Dallas but Southeast Houston is more influenced by Houston.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:00 PM
 
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Couldn't be more serious honestly.
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:05 PM
 
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He's very serious. I grew up in Central Texas as well and we were more influenced and connected to Dallas than Houston. Northeast Texas is more influenced by Dallas but Southeast Houston is more influenced by Houston.
yes but saying that east texas is more influenced by Dallas is like saying ATL is capital of the south. Dallas influences the northern portion of East Texas, and Houston influences the southern portion.

Overall Houston is the most influential Texas city
 
Old 10-02-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I don't understand how you can say Houston is quite easily the most influential city in Texas. That's false. You also have West Texas and the Panhandle of Texas. And most Texans consider the Tyler, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall area as East Texas. This is easily more influenced by Dallas than by Houston. The Dallas trade market for retail is larger than Houston's for a reason.
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