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Old 08-08-2014, 11:38 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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^ I disagree with much of your list. VA is not a northeastern state. Louisiana in the same region as Arizona? Kentucky a Great Lakes state?
He apparently just grouped the South Central US with the Southwest. The SCUS (TX LA AR OK) should be a separately recognized region. Culturally I feel that Mississippi, western Tennessee, and even the Bootheel belong in this region.
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Old 08-08-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Why does the country have to be split into regions at all? What's the point? It's counterproductive and self-destructive. We are one UNITED nation made up of 50 unique individual STATES. Why can't that be enough?
It makes it easier to stereotype and criticize others in an effort to exalt our own favorite area.
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Old 08-08-2014, 01:13 PM
 
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^ I disagree with much of your list. VA is not a northeastern state. Louisiana in the same region as Arizona? Kentucky a Great Lakes state?
But Virginia has some parts of the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, which has a northeastern city as the main city. I don't like splitting Metropolitan Areas into 2 regions.
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Old 08-08-2014, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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It makes it easier to stereotype and criticize others in an effort to exalt our own favorite area.
best post.
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Old 08-08-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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This is how I would do for each region:

Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA)
Southeast (NC, TN, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, PR)
Great Lakes (MI, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY)
Great Plains (MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS)
Southwest (LA, AR, OK, TX, NM, AZ)
Rocky Mountains (CO, UT, WY, MT, ID)
West Coast (CA, NV, HI, OR, WA, AK)
Yup, Kentucky is solidly in the Great Lakes and Minnesota is a bona fide Great Plains state. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Ge...06c16e42da19a5

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Old 08-08-2014, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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best post.
What about my post?
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:48 PM
 
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To me MD or VA are not northeastern southern/midatlantic is better, and Kentucky as a Great Lakes state that must be a joke that i didn't get
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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People have some wacked-out ideas on how to classify regions in this country, I must say. I'm perfectly content with the census bureau's definitions myself. There are sub-regions within regions, to mark the small differences in culture, politics, geography, topography, precipitation levels, etc. Isn't that good enough? Apparently not, I guess.

However, when all is said and done, we are one country. Regional differences aside, we all use the same currency, have the same president, and celebrate the 4th of July (even if it is just an excuse to blow things up and terrify our pets). If you really have to break it down, I think it's better to go by states, rather than regions. I live in the PNW, but I identify more as a Washingtonian.
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Old 08-08-2014, 06:35 PM
 
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The last post was in July 2010 and I think this is interesting so I want to bring back an old thread.

This is how I would do for each region:

Northeast (ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, WV, VA)
Southeast (NC, TN, SC, GA, AL, MS, FL, PR)
Great Lakes (MI, WI, IL, IN, OH, KY)
Great Plains (MO, IA, MN, ND, SD, NE, KS)
Southwest (LA, AR, OK, TX, NM, AZ)
Rocky Mountains (CO, UT, WY, MT, ID)
West Coast (CA, NV, HI, OR, WA, AK)
Personally I don't think AZ is anywhere close to being in the same region as Texas. But Arkansas and Oklahoma? No. Sorry. AZ and NM for that matter aren't linked to those states geographically or culturally. Not even remotely.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:18 PM
 
Location: 304
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New England: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY
Mid Atlantic: NJ, PA, DE, MD, WV, VA
South East: NC, SC, GA, FL
Deep South: TN, AL, MS, LA, AK, TX
Great Lakes: OH, MI, IN, KY, IL, WI
Great Plains: MO, NE, KS, ND, SD, IA, MN, OK
Rockies: CO, WY, UT, MT, ID
Southwest: AZ, NM, NV, S.CA
Northwest: OR, WA, N.CA
Alaska
Hawaii
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