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Old 04-02-2012, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Why do so many "wars" go on between "city people" and "country people?" (Conflicts over who has it "best." Or supposedly the "worst" etc.)...Why can't we all get along and just live in an area that "fits" us? Why is there so much competition? And "put-downs" at times?...I've always been curious and "stumped" about it. What do you think "fuels" all of the "wars?" Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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We're humans. We fight about stupid stuff like density and commuter rates.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:03 PM
 
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The country people fell neglected by the state, City people refuse to realize the rural areas exist.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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The country people fell neglected by the state, City people refuse to realize the rural areas exist.
Close. Rural people want to be left alone yet the city people keep sticking their noses in their business via regulation and taxation at the state level.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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city people


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Old 04-03-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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Who do you think starts most of the "city/country wars" and snobbery?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Boston
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Close. Rural people want to be left alone yet the city people keep sticking their noses in their business via regulation and taxation at the state level.
Rather incendiary statement wouldn't you say? What I see as a city person is a state legislature dominated by people with more rural concerns. Hence, the economic engine for the state subsidizes the less efficient rural areas, yet gets very little in return except for complaints that we ignore them.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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I think the problem is cities are very dominating while rural areas are necessary in terms of resources. Both are equally important, but cities tend to dominate the politics.

Basically:
City=More Power
Rural=Necessity

Both think they are more important than the either but in reality they are fairly equal.
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I think politics also play into it. Urban dwellers are more likely to be Democrats and more liberal on social issues while country people lean conservative and are more religious.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Southwest Desert
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I guess "limited resources" can definitely lead to friction and "wars" when it comes to who gets funding and top priority in a state etc...It's sad when people get stuck in an "us versus them" mentality. And sad when people don't view their state or area as a "whole."....Of course we're definitely "split-apart" as a nation. Not much unity!...Each "side" or "group" battles for control and tries to "push forth" their own agenda...When I was growing-up in So CA during the 50's I viewed the state as a "whole." I had respect and admiration for farmers and ranchers and people who enjoyed living in rural and open areas. And I had respect for people who preferred to live in cities too. I didn't place one "group" or lifestyle at the "top" as the "end all/be all!"....I just viewed it as a matter of choice and personal preferences. We were all free to live in an area that fit our "needs" and made us happy.
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