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View Poll Results: Which state best represents the "Deep North?"
Connecticut 7 6.42%
Maine 34 31.19%
Massachusetts 24 22.02%
New Hampshire 5 4.59%
New Jersey 3 2.75%
New York 11 10.09%
Pennsylvania 4 3.67%
Rhode Island 1 0.92%
Vermont 20 18.35%
Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-16-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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This is an interesting concept. Clearly we know that Mississippi (or Louisiana) is the state that probably best represents the Deep South. But which state would be the most representative of the "Deep North" in your opinion, and why? The one state that is the most opposite of the Deep South with regard to all aspects of life. I'm referring specifically to the Northeast states.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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This is an interesting concept. Clearly we know that Mississippi (or Louisiana) is the state that probably best represents the Deep South. But which state would be the most representative of the "Deep North" in your opinion, and why? The one state that is the most opposite of the Deep South with regard to all aspects of life. I'm referring specifically to the Northeast states.
"Deep North", I think, would imply a state that is on the northern rim next to Canada, thus states like VT, NH, ME, MI, WI or MN would qualify; NY might, but it extends downward to the Mid-Atlantic , so perhaps not...
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:02 PM
 
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I would also put MN, WI, MI and the Dakotas as Deep North
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:49 PM
 
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Up in the Alagash and timberlands of Aroostook County at the crown of Maine. Very sparsely populated and about as deep north as it gets down east. There has been a heated debate up there between loggers and environmentalists regarding aquisition of land for a new National Park. Baxter State Park, Mt. Katahdin, and Moosehead Lake are very beautiful in deep remote wilderness.

http://maineinsights.com/perma/maine...-national-park

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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Why the heck are people voting for Maine? I didn't ask for which state is the northernmost state. By that logic, Florida would be considered the most deep south state. I am asking for which state is the most northern cultured and characteristically northern.
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Old 09-16-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Why the heck are people voting for Maine? I didn't ask for which state is the northernmost state. By that logic, Florida would be considered the most deep south state. I am asking for which state is the most northern cultured and characteristically northern.
Somehow I don't see a contradiction here. What exactly is not northern about Maine? Especially when describing "Deep North", woods, lakes, pine trees, cold weather, lots of snow, moose, rocky shores, all synonymous with deep north, unless you have a different definition. Even the accent up there is distinctively Northern.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:45 PM
 
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The northeast is different from the south, in that there isn't a state that is "deep" north in the way that the deep south states are most characteristically southern states (which is what people mean by deep south). I'd say that all the states in your list are equally northern. If you included Maryland, then it would be less northern than all of the other states because it has southern influences.

I think the closest answer to what you're asking is New York City. It is by far the most urban, densely populated and fast-paced city in the northeast. So, it is in essence the most "deep north" place in the northeast. But I guess some people are interpreting the deep north to be the upper north, which is understandable also.

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Old 09-16-2011, 02:57 PM
 
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Somehow I don't see a contradiction here. What exactly is not Northern about Maine? Especially when describing "Deep North"
Because it doesn't really have many characteristics of the typical North. I mean, it's very rural, lacks diversity and it's somewhat conservative.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:33 PM
 
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Why the heck are people voting for Maine? I didn't ask for which state is the northernmost state. By that logic, Florida would be considered the most deep south state. I am asking for which state is the most northern cultured and characteristically northern.
Just a touch confused: Didn't you design the poll and include Maine? Don't complain if some folks picked it

The Deep South to me is some hardscabble town in rural Louisiana or Mississippi. The opposite of that is some flinty Yankee outpost in the rural north.

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Old 09-16-2011, 03:35 PM
 
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Because it doesn't really have many characteristics of the typical North. I mean, it's very rural, lacks diversity and it's somewhat conservative.
You stated Deep North so some of us have different translations to that, it could even mean Canada or Alaska, Deep North could very well translate to rural north like Maine or Vermont. Perhaps you might have been more specific in your original post. North I supopose can be more loosely defined than the South, but how its defined I suppose we can agree to disagree, in spite of others polling deep north trending rural north with those states are included on your poll. Rural North and Rural South are also very different and don't always trend to conservative, Vermont being a prime example.

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