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Old 10-16-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: The City
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Michigan maybe as its seperated by a large water mass

I agree with a lot of the sentiment that basically all states have their differences.

CA or TX might make sense just because they are so large


Also, MD and VA have the Eastern shore/Delmarva peninsula that is really a culture all to its own, pretty unique in the US really, especially considering it basically runs parallel to the bottom half of the NE corrider
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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The Inland Empire is definitely not its own state. It would be part of SoCal. It's just LA's tail. I think you mean Northern California, Southern California, and the Central Valley (Fresno, Bakersfield, Visalia). And you still have the Central Coast left over.
Yeah I was going to say the same thing. I think he meant the Central Valley.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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Michigan maybe as its seperated by a large water mass

I agree with a lot of the sentiment that basically all states have their differences.

CA or TX might make sense just because they are so large


Also, MD and VA have the Eastern shore/Delmarva peninsula that is really a culture all to its own, pretty unique in the US really, especially considering it basically runs parallel to the bottom half of the NE corrider
They should've just made all that Delaware--or at least given them Maryland's area to the west. It always struck me strange that how those borders ended up but such was the nature of royal decrees and early English colonization.

Apparently, there is(or was) a Delmarva seccessionist movement for the East Shore of Maryland, but while they'll take the lower two counties in Delaware, they don't want Newcastle County, since it's too urban...

http://www.journalism.umd.edu/cns/wi..._CNS-UMCP.html

Delmarva Secession | The Rise and Fall of Delmarva, the 51st State - Baltimore Sun (satire)
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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SC

Mountain/Peidmont with Greenville
Midlands with Columbia
Coastal with Charleston
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Old 10-16-2013, 09:06 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Missouri = three states. The Kansas City side and the St. Louis side, and then the southern portion of Missouri.

North Carolina = four states. Coastal Carolina, Central NC (Raleigh/Durham region), Western NC (Asheville and surrounds), and Charlotte and surrounds.
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Old 11-01-2013, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Few people outside our state know that Texas could divide itself into 5 separate states, each with two senators in the US Congress. That's an interesting fact, ain't it?
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Brew City
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Few people outside our state know that Texas could divide itself into 5 separate states, each with two senators in the US Congress. That's an interesting fact, ain't it?
More like scary!!
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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California: there should have been 2 states created: Northern California and Southern California, just like North and South Carolina or North and South Dakota.
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Old 11-02-2013, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Cleveland
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New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio.

New York and Pennsylvania are divided by the appalachian mountains. Ohio is divided by huge political differences in different parts of the state.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:32 AM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Ohio:

The Western Reserve


....then:





This is NE Ohio. It was reserved by Connecticut when it gave up its old colonial land claims, and was sold off to New Englanders....but, since it was still in the Northwest Territory (Connecticut reserved the land but ceded soveriegnity), it became part of Ohio.

This part of the state has a somewhat different system of land subdivision, and the landscape is different...(lines of forests behind farms vs the "forests islands" one sees elsewehre in the midwest), as are the country towns, many which have large village greens and vernacular architecture sourced from New England. Farmhouse architicture is also derived from New England sources.

The topography of broad valleys and long ridges is also different from the flat country to the west, which are more typically Midwestern, and Appalachian Ohio to the south.

...now:









I should also put in a mention of....

Applachian Ohio

Really looking and feeling more like a continuation of West Virginia and Kentucky, down to the coal-based economy (both strip- & deep- mining), this part of the state is probably c
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