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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 01-26-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Atlanta, obviously. I think the title has more to do with location than importance. Dallas, Atlanta, Houston and Miami are about the same in importance, well maybe not Miami-- it is just really popular and the southern hub of Latin America.

 
Old 01-26-2012, 01:30 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Coca Cola!
hhh well, I would rather drink Coca Cola than oil
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I agree and disagree with y'all on several points. I do think that Atlanta has a pull from Alabama, but it is not as big as people think.
I think ATL's pull (whatever that is) is often overblown.
It maybe be the biggest city in the south surrounded by the most small to mid sized city, but I would not say any city dominates the south.

ATL leads in connection to smaller cities
Houston leads in economic output, Foreign shipping and energy
DFW leads in size


And what is this incessant talk about the federal Reserve. The way some of you talk about it sounds like there is only one in the entire US. I keep hereaing about THE federal reserve the State of Missouri has two for chistsakes. There is 3 of them in the South. And NOLA was very close to getting one back in the day.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Denver
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And what is this incessant talk about the federal Reserve. The way some of you talk about it sounds like there is only one in the entire US. I keep hereaing about THE federal reserve the State of Missouri has two for chistsakes. There is 3 of them in the South. And NOLA was very close to getting one back in the day.
It had an US Mint, the building is a museum now I think.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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hhh well, I would rather drink Coca Cola than oil


I think ATL's pull (whatever that is) is often overblown.
It maybe be the biggest city in the south surrounded by the most small to mid sized city, but I would not say any city dominates the south.

ATL leads in connection to smaller cities
Houston leads in economic output, Foreign shipping and energy
DFW leads in size


And what is this incessant talk about the federal Reserve. The way some of you talk about it sounds like there is only one in the entire US. I keep hereaing about THE federal reserve the State of Missouri has two for chistsakes. There is 3 of them in the South. And NOLA was very close to getting one back in the day.
That's what I'm saying. It seems like the Atlanta posters think that Alabama looks up to Atlanta or something. I mean we literally have our own. Now if Atlanta was in Alabama or our cities were in Georgia, then Atlanta's effect on Birmingham and other Alabama cities would be more dominant. I think Atlanta has more of a "pull" from South Carolina than it does Alabama.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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That's what I'm saying. It seems like the Atlanta posters think that Alabama looks up to Atlanta or something. I mean we literally have our own. Now if Atlanta was in Alabama or our cities were in Georgia, then Atlanta's effect on Birmingham and other Alabama cities would be more dominant. I think Atlanta has more of a "pull" from South Carolina than it does Alabama.

What>>>:thin k:
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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And what is this incessant talk about the federal Reserve. The way some of you talk about it sounds like there is only one in the entire US. I keep hereaing about THE federal reserve the State of Missouri has two for chistsakes. There is 3 of them in the South. And NOLA was very close to getting one back in the day.
That's probably my fault, and I was responding to someone that stated Atlanta had ZERO influence in Louisiana. Hardly true, as the New Orleans office is a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

If you guys can go on an on and on about oil/refineries/pipelines, I can go on and on and on about the Federal agencies based here that impact other States. Pretty simple, really. Especially one that impacts our wallets and access to $$$$ on a daily basis.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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That's what I'm saying. It seems like the Atlanta posters think that Alabama looks up to Atlanta or something. I mean we literally have our own. Now if Atlanta was in Alabama or our cities were in Georgia, then Atlanta's effect on Birmingham and other Alabama cities would be more dominant. I think Atlanta has more of a "pull" from South Carolina than it does Alabama.
Oh come on man. There isn't anything in Alabama on the level of Atlanta.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 03:55 PM
 
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That's probably my fault, and I was responding to someone that stated Atlanta had ZERO influence in Louisiana. Hardly true, as the New Orleans office is a branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

If you guys can go on an on and on about oil/refineries/pipelines, I can go on and on and on about the Federal agencies based here that impact other States. Pretty simple, really. Especially one that impacts our wallets and access to $$$$ on a daily basis.
not saying that it is not important. But it is not THE reserve bank, like I hear it being called. it is A reserve bank.

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Oh come on man. There isn't anything in Alabama on the level of Atlanta.
He never said there was. he just said the influence of ATL in Alabama is not as big as portrayed and that they have their own ****.

Yes there is influence and they go there for stuff but it is not as big as stated.

He didn't say they were the same, he simply said they have their own stuff.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 04:35 PM
 
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That's what I'm saying. It seems like the Atlanta posters think that Alabama looks up to Atlanta or something. I mean we literally have our own.
You are obviously misunderstanding the subject here. No one is saying that everyone in Alabama is running to Atlanta for everything, but let's not play stupid; there is plenty in Atlanta that Alabamians take advantage of that they lack at home, from pro sports, shopping, nightlife, the airport, special events, and the like.

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I think Atlanta has more of a "pull" from South Carolina than it does Alabama.
I completely disagree because SC has Charlotte to the north (Charlotte's MSA extends into SC) which blunts Atlanta's influence a bit. Even then, I don't see why you'd think Atlanta's influence on SC would be greater than its influence on AL. Both SC and AL are the same size and at least SC is a big coastal recreational magnet, even drawing some people from GA (e.g., Hilton Head, Charleston, Myrtle Beach). I know of plenty more native Alabamians that live here in Atlanta than South Carolinians, and that goes back to the competing influence of Charlotte on SC.
 
Old 01-26-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I lived in Alabama for many years and I definitely felt like Atlanta had some "pull" on Alabama. Just a few examples: one of my relatives owned a retail store and went to Atlanta every year for big trade shows, lots of people went to Atlanta for big concerts/shows, lots of people went to Atlanta to shop, and people would occasionally go for a night out at high-end restaurants and/or clubs. Also, pretty much everyone I knew who followed MLB was a Braves fan, so lots of people went there for Braves games, as well as occasional Falcons, Hawks or the Peach Bowl. Also, many people watched CNN (esp before Fox News became so popular).

New Orleans and Birmingham were also destinations. New Orleans was more of a party atmosphere and was a longer trip. Birmingham offered some shopping, restaurants, etc, but not on the same level as Atlanta.
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