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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 01-18-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I didn't mean to turn the thread around buy Boston of the south? Absolutely don't understand that logic.
For colonial history,

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I'm sorry. Am I the only one that hates seeing that "this is that of the south", thing?
Every city is it's own animal, I was just doing it for comparing.

 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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New Orleans is the Boston of the South
Atlanta is the DC of the south
Miami is the LA of the south
Dallas is the Chicago of the South
Houston is the Philly of the south
None of this makes sense.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Richmond...
 
Old 01-18-2012, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Richmond...
Actually a good point in my opinion.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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I would look at it from the point of view of what each city is known for.

Philadelphia- History, founding, capital, education, medicine- Closest matches= Richmond, Atlanta

Boston- History, Education, Medicine- Closest matches- Charleston, Atlanta, Houston (the sparks that set off the Texas fight for independence mirror that of the US)

New York- Finance (none), Size, wealth, power, buildings( nothing similar in the south currently, Maybe NOLA historically)

Chicago- Finance, Logistics, Towers- Closest matches= DFW and ATL

LA- Hollywood, Diversity, Shipping, Highways, cars-Closest match= Houston

So I would say that ATL was a mixture of Philly and Boston
Houston would be a mixture of LA and Boston
DFW would be closer to Chicago

None would be have a parallel scenario to NY or DC (maybe Houston back in the day as it was a capital of a country)



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Immigration, port, cultural influence, accents, etc. You may not honor the label but the similarities are strikingly similar, no other southern city comes close.
what on Earth are you going on about?
 
Old 01-18-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Denver
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what on Earth are you going on about?
Exactly what I posted?
 
Old 01-18-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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None of this makes sense.
Actually 3 of which I got from marcopolo in which you agree, Atl, Mia, Dal. I said NOLA to Boston because of Colonial history, Philly to Houston is a little off I know but it was the closet thing "large underrated cities", because Houston is no New York of south as marcopolo mention.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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Actually 3 of which I got from marcopolo in which you agree, Atl, Mia, Dal. I said NOLA to Boston because of Colonial history, Philly to Houston is a little off I know but it was the closet thing "large underrated cities", because Houston is no New York of south as marcopolo mention.
sorry, Son, Philly is overrated. It just so happens that it gets out-overrated by everything else around it.

Baltimore is the only one in that area I would say is underrated.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 03:46 PM
 
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In real life, I find Philly to be greatly underrated.
 
Old 01-18-2012, 04:37 PM
 
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In real life, I find Philly to be greatly underrated.
As do I.
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