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Old 04-12-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Is it part of the North as most of the Settlers came from Northern states. Or a completely different area to them?
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:45 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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The Limits Of Libertarianism: Southern California's Catastrophe


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To use David Hackett Fischer's system for categorizing the four kinds of British immigrants, Northern Californian was largely founded by New Englanders of Puritan descent. Southern California was largely populated by Middle Westerners, whose social roots typically stretch back to colonial Pennsylvania and to the South. By the 1950s, it was the paradise of the common man.


Northern California went through the typical political evolution of post-Puritans: into Lincolnian Republicans, then reformist Progressives, then modern lifestyle liberals intent, paradoxically, on preserving old-fashioned amenities like open space, traditional architecture, higher culture, and wildlife
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In contrast, Southern California was much more conservative, as the popularity of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan testify. But in the 1990s, much of the GOP base began to be driven into the Great Basin by illegal immigration-driven population growth. Southern California's Republican remnant, in its gated communities, is coming around to the Northern liberal point of view.


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influences from both, but the reality of the matter is that it doesn't fit in with either. the west coast is neither north or south, it is its own animal.
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Old 04-12-2013, 01:55 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Neither, but closer to the north.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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South of San Francisco = South
North of San Jose = North
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Keizer, OR
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It's neither really, but it also depends on where you go.
Arizona is obviously going to have more in common with Texas than New York, just like Oregon probably has more in common with Minnesota than Alabama.

It's funny, I have a friend from Arkansas and he always asks me about what it's like "Up North", even though I live in Southern California.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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The North/South divide is irrelevant here.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Boca
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I find myself able to connect much better with those from the West Coast than those from the South.

As an aside, I was born and raised in Northeast and currently live in South Florida.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Boca
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It's funny, I have a friend from Arkansas and he always asks me about what it's like "Up North", even though I live in Southern California.
They just can't give up on that crap, huh?
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:52 PM
 
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There was a Civil War battle fought right at the Los Angeles/Kern County Line up in the Grapevine area. A very small one. The Battle of Ft. Tejon.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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south of san francisco = south
north of san jose = north
lol.
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