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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 11-16-2008, 03:53 PM
 
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This Thread is so funny man Atlanta wins hands down everyone knows this the polls show it lets end this Atlants has one I just feel Like the houston forumers hate the fact that everytime a debate comes up about Atlanta or Houston people tend to go with atlanta they dont understand why people choose Atlanta. Maybe Atlanta is like more by people than houston no matter how big it may be.

 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Houston
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This Thread is so funny man Atlanta wins hands down everyone knows this the polls show it lets end this Atlants has one I just feel Like the houston forumers hate the fact that everytime a debate comes up about Atlanta or Houston people tend to go with atlanta they dont understand why people choose Atlanta. Maybe Atlanta is like more by people than houston no matter how big it may be.
You seem to be the only one that cares about this anymore. this thread died a long time ago yet you dug it up.
 
Old 11-16-2008, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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This Thread is so funny man Atlanta wins hands down everyone knows this the polls show it lets end this Atlants has one I just feel Like the houston forumers hate the fact that everytime a debate comes up about Atlanta or Houston people tend to go with atlanta they dont understand why people choose Atlanta. Maybe Atlanta is like more by people than houston no matter how big it may be.
Atlanta only won because people on this forum don't consider Houston to be southern.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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No, it won by a LANDSLIDE because people are more informed than you give them credit for. Houston is a nice place, it is an important place, but there is no way no how that it is the capital of the South. Period.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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No, it won by a LANDSLIDE because people are more informed than you give them credit for. Houston is a nice place, it is an important place, but there is no way no how that it is the capital of the South. Period.
I said because Houston ISN'T considered a southern city. Houston is a very important and influential city to the south. The south gets its oil from Houston/Louisana and also its imports. Houston is where southern rap was created, biggest city in the south,etc. If anyone should be capital of the South, it should be Houston, but it's located in Texas which disqualifies it.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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While I agree with Atlanta, I think Charleston is runner up, especially if we're talking "old South" before the war of Northern Agression.
It takes a real leader to illegally open fire on Federal troops, after all! Richmond, let alone Atlanta, were just imitating!
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Wrong, jluke. Most of our imports come from the Ports of Savannah and Los Angeles here. Biggest city in the South is subjective when your city limits are over 640 square miles. All four of the big metros are very close in population, with DFW leading. Where rap was invented has no bearing at all in the grand scheme of things.

Like I said in the post you quoted, Houston is nice, it's important. And to the country, not just the South. But it is not the capital of the South, despite of or due to its location.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:50 PM
 
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1 - there is no capital of any region
2 - you put a northeastern/mid-atlantic city for the capital (found that weird)
DC is in the south, but we have other threads for that issue.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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Think again.

But here are the facts as reported by Airports Council International.

Passengers in 2007

Atlanta ... 89,379,287 (+5.3% over 2006)
Houston-IAH ... 42,998,040 (+1.1% over 2006)
Houston-Hobby ... 8,819,521 (+3.2% over 2006)

You'll notice that Atlanta's one airport has nearly double the passenger traffic of Houston's two airports combined and is also growing faster.

There are non-stop flights from Atlanta to 250 different cities. Houston has non-stop flights to 181 different cities.

In 2007, Atlanta's airport had 8,897,291 international passengers with non-stop flights to cities in 45 different countries. Houston's IAH hasn't updated its web site in a while, but it says that in 2004 it had 6 million international passengers. You'd think that if it was significantly higher today they'd say so.
This is really a terrible argument. Atlanta has a lot of flights because it is a HUB, because the airport was able to get a huge amount of empty land for cheap and build a monster. I'd be interested in total number of JOURNEYS (not flights but complete individual passenger journeys from their point of origin to their destination) originating or terminating in Atlanta. I bet it's a small number, comparatively.
 
Old 11-17-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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Since we're STILL talking about this. How many states do you know where the capital is the most populous, or even most interesting city? For example, there are defacto capitals and there are dejour capitals. Let's take Louisiana for instance. It's defacto capital is Baton Rouge and it's dejour capital is New Orleans. Hey, so maybe there can be two capitals.
Final chain-comment from me on this one, I promise.

That's "de jure: of law" not "de (du) jour: of the day"

I only posted because I laughed.
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