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View Poll Results: Which state best represents the "Deep North?"
Connecticut 7 6.48%
Maine 34 31.48%
Massachusetts 23 21.30%
New Hampshire 5 4.63%
New Jersey 3 2.78%
New York 11 10.19%
Pennsylvania 4 3.70%
Rhode Island 1 0.93%
Vermont 20 18.52%
Voters: 108. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-20-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Norwalk, CT
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Why wouldn't Maine be a logical choice? I voted Maine and I'm from Philadelphia. Maine is 98 percent white and epitomizes all of that New England pilgrim stuff in many of our minds. It's the "Deep North" in my book.
That's fine. At least you have a more logical reason to choose Maine than others in this thread who simply chose it because it's the northernmost state in this region.
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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New Jersey and Connecticut are NOT "deep North" , period.
Care to elaborate?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:52 PM
 
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Care to elaborate?
I'm not choosing CT and NJ ( esp NJ), with their moderate winters and near-coastal locations, as representative of a "deep Northern" mindset..

If the Deep South represents Alabama, Mississippi, parts of LA, ARK, with strong southern culture and exceptionally warm temperatures, and with an interior setting, then I'm going to choose a state like Vermont or Wisconsin to represent the Deep North; New Jersey is borderline North and CT isn't a whole lot more..
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Default Define "deep"

The question is somewhat ambiguous since I think people are responding to "MOST" north geographically..
but if the north has a flavor..and attitude, a definable behavior that spreads out from an epicenter.. It likely is Boston, MA and not Maine-->> ya get get thee-a from hee-ya
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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That's fine. At least you have a more logical reason to choose Maine than others in this thread who simply chose it because it's the northernmost state in this region.
That's not why I chose it. I chose it because of what he said. Culturally, somewhat opposite of the south.
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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That's not why I chose it. I chose it because of what he said. Culturally, somewhat opposite of the south.
That's what many are trying to point out, rural places are not all linked monoculturally. Maine and Mississippi are world's apart. Instead for the sake of argument this thread has become like a dog chasing its own tail.

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Old 09-20-2011, 04:59 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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That's not why I chose it. I chose it because of what he said. Culturally, somewhat opposite of the south.
Thats ok, there is some truth to what you are saying. All the Northern states have cultural differences with the South and probably all have some cultural similarities. So its not so much that Maine is a bad choice, its that there are better choices on this poll like New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts and Vermont.

The one state I cannot figure out (for purposes of this thread) is New Hampshire.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Thats ok, there is some truth to what you are saying. All the Northern states have cultural differences with the South and probably all have some cultural similarities. So its not so much that Maine is a bad choice, its that there are better choices on this poll like New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts and Vermont.

The one state I cannot figure out (for purposes of this thread) is New Hampshire.
States like New Jersey and Connecticut aren't the norm for northern states. So, as I see it, they do not represent the "Deep North" correctly as well as being opposite of the southern states.
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Old 09-20-2011, 06:07 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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States like New Jersey and Connecticut aren't the norm for northern states. So, as I see it, they do not represent the "Deep North" correctly as well as being opposite of the southern states.
The question is not what you think is the norm for the Northern states. The question (well the OP's second question) is what state is the MOST opposite of the Deep South.
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