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View Poll Results: What states are "Southern".
Alabama 8 17.78%
Georgia 3 6.67%
Florida 2 4.44%
Mississippi 7 15.56%
Tennessee 1 2.22%
Kentucky 2 4.44%
North Carolina 7 15.56%
South Carolina 1 2.22%
Virginia 2 4.44%
Louisiana 2 4.44%
Texas 5 11.11%
Oklahoma 1 2.22%
Missouri 0 0%
Maryland 4 8.89%
Delaware 0 0%
Voters: 45. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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As to differentiate from the "South-Eastern" thread, South East can have whole different connotations (like representing the Colonial South).

So to prevent confusion, what is cosidered a Southern state, that includes all former Confederate States (including Kentucky, but it's Confederate status is a can of worms I'm not willing to open. ) and Oklahoma.

Edit: Apparently I locked it in too quick, is there any way to make it multiple choice?
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Old 11-05-2011, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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Every state on you list except for Delaware and Maryland.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Every state on you list except for Delaware and Maryland.
I disagree. I've lived here almost 26 years and have family from all over this state. Missouri is not Southern. It is Midwestern with Southern influences. I agree that Maryland and Delaware are not Southern...they belong in the Northeast by today's standard but they too have Southern influences. Every other state on this list belongs in the South.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Virginia Highland, GA
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Good Lord, how much do we have to debate this, all of them..........................
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:02 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Why didn't you make this a multiple choice poll?
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:36 AM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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Why didn't you make this a multiple choice poll?
I didn't notice until the last second to click the multiple options button, but by then it already loaded so....
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Old 11-06-2011, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in the lower eastern shore.....
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These ''Which state is southern or not southern questions'' is getting old and annoying. Each state south of the Mason-Dixon line is different in their own way.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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These ''Which state is southern or not southern questions'' is getting old and annoying. Each state south of the Mason-Dixon line is different in their own way.
The Mason-Dixon line is not 100% accurate. First off, Missouri isn't even below the Mason-Dixon line. And the Mason-Dixon line, used as a divider between North and South, bisects Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and generally the only way people have extended it west of the Maryland-Pennsylvania border is extending it west to the Ohio River, and along the Ohio to where it flows into the Mississippi. In any case, the Mason-Dixon line in general is a poor measure of what is Southern and what isn't, at least as far as where it was originally drawn.

The southern states are Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

The Midwestern states are North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio.

The Northeastern states are Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware (plus the D.C. area).

Everything else is the west.
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Old 11-06-2011, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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As to differentiate from the "South-Eastern" thread, South East can have whole different connotations (like representing the Colonial South).

So to prevent confusion, what is cosidered a Southern state, that includes all former Confederate States (including Kentucky, but it's Confederate status is a can of worms I'm not willing to open. ) and Oklahoma.

Edit: Apparently I locked it in too quick, is there any way to make it multiple choice?
Not every state on the Confederate flag was legitimate...I agree Kentucky's Civil War status isn't what makes it southern...it is it's behavior after the Civil War that does. Kentucky went to great lengths to make it known it was a Southern state after the Civil War. Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware did just the opposite, cutting most of their Southern ties.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I disagree. I've lived here almost 26 years and have family from all over this state. Missouri is not Southern. It is Midwestern with Southern influences. I agree that Maryland and Delaware are not Southern...they belong in the Northeast by today's standard but they too have Southern influences. Every other state on this list belongs in the South.
I overlooked Missouri by mistake.
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