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Old 07-17-2010, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I personally think so, aside from the Northeast (and even then - putting Pittsburgh and Maine in the same category), it's hard to say, for example, Oregon and New Mexico, or Ohio and North Dakota, or El Paso and Baltimore - are the "same general area" of the United States. Really there should be at least six regions.

I would say:

the Southwest - California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington
Outlands: Alaska and hawaii
Mountains - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico
Plains: North dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
Western South: Texas, Oklahoma
Deep South: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, S Carolina
New South: Kentucky, N Carolina, W Virginia, Virginia, Florida
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York
New England: Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: The City
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The new South seems a little forced, like it could easily either be broken up or just added to another region

sans that and your outlands and you have the 9 Census regions
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:09 PM
 
Location: America
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I personally think so, aside from the Northeast (and even then - putting Pittsburgh and Maine in the same category), it's hard to say, for example, Oregon and New Mexico, or Ohio and North Dakota, or El Paso and Baltimore - are the "same general area" of the United States. Really there should be at least six regions.

I would say:

the Southwest - California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington
Outlands: Alaska and hawaii
Mountains - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico
Plains: North dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
Western South: Texas, Oklahoma
Deep South: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, S Carolina
New South: Kentucky, N Carolina, W Virginia, Virginia, Florida
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York
New England: Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
by "new south" i'm assuming you mean mid/upper south?
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:34 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I personally think so, aside from the Northeast (and even then - putting Pittsburgh and Maine in the same category), it's hard to say, for example, Oregon and New Mexico, or Ohio and North Dakota, or El Paso and Baltimore - are the "same general area" of the United States. Really there should be at least six regions.

I would say:

the Southwest - California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington
Outlands: Alaska and hawaii
Mountains - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico
Plains: North dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
Western South: Texas, Oklahoma
Deep South: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, S Carolina
New South: Kentucky, N Carolina, W Virginia, Virginia, Florida
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York
New England: Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
Not a bad idea. Here are more possibilities:

the Southwest -- California, Nevada, Arizonia, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado
the Northwest -- Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, (British Columbia)
the Great Midwest ---- the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota
Western South - Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisana
Deep South ---- Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina
the Heartland ------ Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, (Ontario)
Upper South ---- Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina
Mid Atlantic --- same as yours
New England --- same as yours
Alaska
Hawaii
Puerto Rico
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Not a bad idea. Here are more possibilities:

the Southwest -- California, Nevada, Arizonia, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado
the Northwest -- Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, (British Columbia)
the Great Midwest ---- the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota
Western South - Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisana
Deep South ---- Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina
the Heartland ------ Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, (Ontario)
Upper South ---- Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina
Mid Atlantic --- same as yours
New England --- same as yours
Alaska
Hawaii
Puerto Rico
I would not put florida in the deep south. I wouldn't put it how the other poster had it either. Honestly, Florida needs to be in its own region. Or the northern half can be in the deep south and the southern half can be in the mid atlantic.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:22 AM
 
Location: alive in the superunknown
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I personally think so, aside from the Northeast (and even then - putting Pittsburgh and Maine in the same category), it's hard to say, for example, Oregon and New Mexico, or Ohio and North Dakota, or El Paso and Baltimore - are the "same general area" of the United States. Really there should be at least six regions.

I would say:

the Southwest - California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico
Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington
Outlands: Alaska and hawaii
Mountains - Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico
Plains: North dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas
Western South: Texas, Oklahoma
Deep South: Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, S Carolina
New South: Kentucky, N Carolina, W Virginia, Virginia, Florida
Midwest: Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York
New England: Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine
I think there are really 5 general regions, but with sub-regions within them. And then you have "buckle regions" that join or blend two different regions. I think the census regions are too broad sometimes.
Here's how I would divide it up. BTW, this is geographical, not cultural.

NORTHEAST: CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME, NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA
-New England: CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME
-Mid Atlantic(Buckle region): NY, NJ, PA, DE, MD, DC, VA, WV
SOUTHEAST:VA, WV, KY, NC, TN, SC, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA, FL, TX?
-Upper South:VA, WV, KY, NC, TN?
-Mid South: TN, AL, KY, MS
-Deep South: SC, GA, AL, MS, AR, LA
-Florida
-Texas
MIDWEST: OH, IN, MI, IL, WI, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX?
-Great Lakes or east north central: MI, OH, IN, IL, WI
-West north central: MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS
-Great Plains(Buckle region):ND, SD, NE, KS, OK, TX, MT, WY, CO, NM
-West south central(Buckle region): AR, LA, OK, TX
-Texas
NORTHWEST: MT, WY, ID, WA, OR, noCA AK
SOUTHWEST: soCA, NV, UT, CO, AZ, NM, TX?, OK?
-Mountain(Buckle region): MT, ID, WY, CO, UT, NV, NM, AZ
And then there's states or groups of states that could be their own countries. Here's some that I've thought about, either because the state lines continue into each other, or they share certain histories.

WA, and OR seem similar enough to be one state or country.
CA, and NV
Hawaii
The 4 corners region, UT, CO, NM, AZ
TX and OK
Alaska
Florida
And finally, I always thought the east could put aside their petty differences and unite under a expanded name of New England. These would be, DE, PA, NJ, GA, CT, MA, MD, SC, NH, VA, NY, NC, RI, since all these were royal British colonies, so in effect, they were all in a way, a new England.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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I would not put florida in the deep south. I wouldn't put it how the other poster had it either. Honestly, Florida needs to be in its own region. Or the northern half can be in the deep south and the southern half can be in the mid atlantic.
Well you don't have a choice do you? Florida is in the deep south and it cannot be physically moved (though some Floridiots probably wish it could). So you might as well get used to it.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Keep it at 4 regions....."high-level" is a necessary evil sometimes.
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Old 07-18-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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There is nothing Mid-Atlantic about South Florida. I live in the Mid-Atlantic and it has little in common with South Florida. I also see Virginia mentioned as Upper South which is correct. But it can easily be placed in the Mid Atlantic category as well.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Well you don't have a choice do you? Florida is in the deep south and it cannot be physically moved (though some Floridiots probably wish it could). So you might as well get used to it.
Ok then tell me, what does Tifton GA have in common with Boynton Beach FL? Culturally they are pretty much nothing a like, and thats what this thread is about correct? The OP said he doesn't see how Maine and Pittsburg can be in the same region cause they are not alike.. Same goes with the southern half of FL and the rest of the south.
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