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Old 06-19-2016, 11:30 AM
 
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Alabama and Georgia's northern halves are at minimum half Deep South and the only thing keeping them from being complete Deep South states which they in reality are is the topography. Aside from that, Georgia and Alabama and South Carolina are just as Deep South as Mississippi and Louisiana.
No, the only difference isn't topography. Demographics and history are also big differences as the foothills and mountainous areas of the South lacked the large-scale plantations found in the coastal plain areas, thus they didn't have much slavery at all (areas in the South that were more hesitant about joining the Confederacy were mostly found up in the foothills/mountains) and this is why the Black rural population is significantly lower. That makes for a pretty different feel in terms of culture. North Georgia and south Georgia feel like completely different states, although both are undoubtedly Southern.
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Old 06-19-2016, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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No, the only difference isn't topography. Demographics and history are also big differences as the foothills and mountainous areas of the South lacked the large-scale plantations found in the coastal plain areas, thus they didn't have much slavery at all (areas in the South that were more hesitant about joining the Confederacy were mostly found up in the foothills/mountains) and this is why the Black rural population is significantly lower. That makes for a pretty different feel in terms of culture. North Georgia and south Georgia feel like completely different states, although both are undoubtedly Southern.
We aren't going to agree here so I'm calling a truce.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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I would say Northern Virginia, especially around The DC area seemed the least Southern when I lived there. I cant say the same for the rest of the State.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Richmond, Virginia
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I would say Northern Virginia, especially around The DC area seemed the least Southern when I lived there. I cant say the same for the rest of the State.
Yes! Except when you reach Federicksburg it changes over to more Southern. Even the weather pattern does.
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:21 PM
 
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I'd say Florida...or oklahoma...or kentucky, to be honest im not 100% sure. No it's not Texas (Except you're talking about the western part). Virginia is southern af how are people mentioning that state?!
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Old 09-21-2016, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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It depends on what states you consider Southern.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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I would argue that West Virginia is probably the least Southern out of all the Southern states. The upper third of the state has more in common with the Northeast than the South.
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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This is the ranking by Christopher Cooper and H. Gibbs Knotts, published in Southern Cultures, 2010. They had three rankings, the last ranking was Virginia, West Virginia, Oklahoma and Florida.

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Old 09-22-2016, 06:40 AM
 
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^lol at excluding texas. Must of never stepped in Houston.
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Old 09-22-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Or Dallas. That map is definitely missing Texas. And Georgia should be dark green.
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