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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 03-04-2012, 05:12 PM
 
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What size are you talking about?

By City, Houston has about 1,700,000 more people.
By metro it has about 700,000+ more people
Estimation of land area, i think. I'm not really sure. That was kinda dumb of me. I'll delete it.

 
Old 03-04-2012, 05:16 PM
 
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The only reason why Atlanta is really winning is because people dont consider Texas and South Florida Southern.
Well Florida isn't really considered the south. It's really its own thing. But Texas?! That's as southern as you can get!
 
Old 03-04-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Well Florida isn't really considered the south. It's really its own thing. But Texas?! That's as southern as you can get!
The differences between Florida and the rest of the south are overrated by now. Tampa and Orlando are just as southern as Raleigh and Atlanta. Florida does seem to do it's own thing, but to me Texas is by far the most independent state. It's almost a country unto itself. It's not even on the national power grid!
 
Old 03-04-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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The only reason why Atlanta is really winning is because people dont consider Texas and South Florida Southern.
To be capital is not necessarily the biggest city most of time capitals aren't. Atlanta is closer to the center of the south than any of the other big 4 are, the only one in the deep south. Atlanta being call the capital of south is already as a nick name, is more likely of the reasons Atlanta is wining. Include or take away Texas and Florida it would not matter.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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To be capital is not necessarily the biggest city most of time capitals aren't. Atlanta is closer to the center of the south than any of the other big 4 are, the only one in the deep south. Atlanta being call the capital of south is already as a nick name, is more likely of the reasons Atlanta is wining. Include or take away Texas and Florida it would not matter.
It actually matters quite a bit. MOst people say ATL because of its location. I think you even made that argument too.

If the question was between Houston, ATL, Miami and DFW, I don't think ATL would come out first or second.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
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What's Charlottes culture?
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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What's Charlottes culture?
Culture as in different cultural festivals and cultural places and very into different cultures. They have a lot of cultural festivals in center city.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 07:28 PM
 
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The differences between Florida and the rest of the south are overrated by now. Tampa and Orlando are just as southern as Raleigh and Atlanta. Florida does seem to do it's own thing, but to me Texas is by far the most independent state. It's almost a country unto itself. It's not even on the national power grid!
True:
You know what they say, "Everything is bigger in Texas!" .
 
Old 03-04-2012, 08:47 PM
 
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The differences between Florida and the rest of the south are overrated by now. Tampa and Orlando are just as southern as Raleigh and Atlanta. Florida does seem to do it's own thing, but to me Texas is by far the most independent state. It's almost a country unto itself. It's not even on the national power grid!
Orlando and Tampa. Those 2 are Southern in a different way. Neither city is really culturally influenced by anywhere else in the South. Those 2 cities have to be the most culturally ambiguous cities in the South. If I HAD to choose a Southern city that they draw culture from(besides the the North and all the transplants that relocated to these cities) I'd say Miami. It's the closest big city to these 2. But even then, they don't have the same identity Miami has and Miami doesn't speak for them. Atlanta's too far from Tampa and Orlando to have any legit cultural pull. And plus they both have metro populations of 2,000,000+ so they're big enough to have their own sphere of influence especially when it comes to sports(Rays/Lighting/Bucs/Magic/Gators in nearby Gainseville, UCF Knights, USF Bulls). Atlanta's cultural influence reaches the panhandle, and that's pretty much as far as it goes. In other words, every metro in Florida over 400,000 that's South of the panhandle, really do, do their own thing.
 
Old 03-04-2012, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Orlando Metro Area
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I'm not about to come on here and claim Orlando and Tampa are not southern (to an extent), but to say they are as southern as Atlanta and Raleigh which actually market themselves as uniquely southern. Now has a lot of the so-called southerness been driven out of Raleigh and Atlanta just like in Orlando or Tampa, yes, but I think there is a discernible difference between Florida and the other southern states.
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