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View Poll Results: In my mind:
Washington, D.C. is associated with Maryland and Virginia 55 69.62%
Washington, D.C. is completely separate entity from Maryland and Virginia 24 30.38%
Voters: 79. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-14-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Originally Posted by BigCityDreamer View Post
DC + Maryland suburbs of DC + Virginia suburbs of DC = 1st group

Rest of Maryland + Rest of Virginia = 2nd group

Is this correct?
Yes, that's about how I think of it. I don't think of Maryland as being any different than Virginia or Virginia being any different from Maryland, but DC as being different from the two.

I have lived in both Maryland and Virginia and people in both states would be offended if someone implied that DC or and their state was the same thing.

DC is effects both states, but I think of it as separate and it is usually treated as such in MD and VA.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:09 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I became very much aware of how linked the two states are to DC when riding the metro trains and seeing a Welcome to Virginia sign in the first station after crossing the Potomac (I've never had that experience elsewhere). The airports, Capital Beltway, wealthy suburbs, a large number of cosmopolitan edge cities, the Pentagon, Arlington Cemetary, NSA, Andrews AFB, Camp David, all closely associated to Washington and even called as Washington yet all in Maryland and Virginia.
All good observations. I was wondering how well this connection was perceived in the rest of the country.

Also, the economies of Maryland and Virginia are significantly boosted by their associations with Washington, D.C. For example, northern Virginia (D.C. area) is practically the economic engine of Virginia.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I kind of associate it more with Maryland because if it wasn't the seat of federal government and was just a regular place it would be part of Maryland since it is basically cut out of Maryland.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I associate DC with Virginia. Not so much Maryland.
Why? To get from DC to VA, you cross a bridge over water in all cases. To get from DC to Maryland, you just need to cross a street in most cases no bridges.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:54 AM
 
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Both but i think maryland is impacted alot more because its smaller than virgina
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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Both but i think maryland is impacted alot more because its smaller than virgina
Very true. Maryland has been affected by DC to the point where many see the DC culture to be the dominant one (something the rest of Maryland gets annoyed with, you wouldn't believe the amount of times I've had to explain that I am not in fact from DC but from the apparently mythic land of real Maryland), while in VA Southern VA is still perceived to be dominant.

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Why? To get from DC to VA, you cross a bridge over water in all cases. To get from DC to Maryland, you just need to cross a street in most cases no bridges.
To many people I know the Beltway marks the entrance to DC, and works as an even greater boundary than the Potomac. When you cross from the rest of Maryland to inside the Beltway, there's a big difference. Cross the Potomac and there's really no change except another river being there, and there's so many rivers and bridges in Maryland you don't really notice them anymore.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:07 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Very true. Maryland has been affected by DC to the point where many see the DC culture to be the dominant one (something the rest of Maryland gets annoyed with, you wouldn't believe the amount of times I've had to explain that I am not in fact from DC but from the apparently mythic land of real Maryland), while in VA Southern VA is still perceived to be dominant.
One thing in which DC seems to have an influence throughout Virginia is that Virginia is Redskins territory all the way to the North Carolina border.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:25 AM
 
Location: PG County, MD
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One thing in which DC seems to have an influence throughout Virginia is that Virginia is Redskins territory all the way to the North Carolina border.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I lived in southern Virginia and that was still redskins territory. Some of it even seeped into eastern NC form what I remember.

Maryland on the other hand is pretty evenly split, Redskins in the south, Ravens in the north, and Steelers in the west.
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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I lived in southern Virginia and that was still redskins territory. Some of it even seeped into eastern NC form what I remember.

Maryland on the other hand is pretty evenly split, Redskins in the south, Ravens in the north, and Steelers in the west.
Yeah, Maryland is in an unusual situation because of the teams for DC, Baltimore and Pittsburgh. I grew up in Prince George's County and everybody there was a Redskins fan. Back then, I assumed that was the case throughout the state. But I later found out that people rooted for different teams depending on what county they were in.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:09 PM
 
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I associate DC with Virginia. Not so much Maryland.

Same.
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