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Old 12-27-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Which state shares more similarities with the south, history,culture, achetecture ect...
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA (Morningside)
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I would say Maryland, by virtue of its larger black population - most of which outside of Baltimore (and arguably much in Baltimore as well) is culturally southern. While only the Eastern Shore and a few counties of the southern Maryland have culturally southern whites, if you add these two groups together you get something like 40% of the state's population. In contrast, probably only around a quarter of the population of Missouri lives in the far southern counties which are culturally southern.
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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Im going to go with Missouri on this one because outside of St. Louis which has its southern influences also seemed like a southern state. Maryland is a much smaller state so Baltimore and D.C. has more of an influence on the state as a whole even though these two cities were once southern.
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Old 12-28-2013, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Definitely Missouri. Many people don't know this, but the Beverly Hillbillies were supposed to be from the Ozarks of Missouri, specifically the area around Branson ... which today is the country music honky tonk all-things-Southern tourist mecca of the universe.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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Definitely Missouri. Many people don't know this, but the Beverly Hillbillies were supposed to be from the Ozarks of Missouri, specifically the area around Branson ... which today is the country music honky tonk all-things-Southern tourist mecca of the universe.
Yeah, but SW Missouri and the Ozarks are a rather small and culturally isolated part of the state. Most of the population lives in metropolitan St. Louis and Kansas City, which are culturally Midwestern. St. Louis specifically is culturally rust belt.

I think Maryland is a more culturally Southern state. Although I believe Baltimore is more of a northern city, Maryland is just demographically more Southern, specifically with its large Afro-American population and Mid-Atlantic culture and history.

Politically Maryland is more Democratic, but I think that has to do with its large Afro-American population and location on the Bos-Wash corridor. If Missouri was 30% black it would also be consistently democratic, but it is only 12% black (mainly concentrated in St. Louis and Kansas City). In Maryland it is common to find small towns with large Afro-American populations, something common in the South, in Missouri it isn't.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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Totally Missouri. It was weird growing up in Iowa that we were so similar to Wisconsin and Minnesota, but Missouri was just a different world. Unrelated, but strange too that the poorest counties in Iowa all literally hug the Missouri border right across the state.
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Old 12-28-2013, 09:40 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Politically Maryland is more Democratic, but I think that has to do with its large Afro-American population and location on the Bos-Wash corridor.
Maryland is Democrat also because of the high concentration of white liberals as well as Latinos, Asians and other minorities in the densely populated part of the state (central Maryland).

It tilts rather strongly liberal actually, except for western Maryland and the eastern shore.

Interesting to note that Missouri and Maryland have nearly equal populations, even though Missouri is 5 and half times the size of Maryland.

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Old 12-28-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Im going to go with Missouri on this one because outside of St. Louis which has its southern influences also seemed like a southern state. Maryland is a much smaller state so Baltimore and D.C. has more of an influence on the state as a whole even though these two cities were once southern.
Good Opinions but Maryland still remains a Southern state despite opinions....
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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Definitely Missouri. Many people don't know this, but the Beverly Hillbillies were supposed to be from the Ozarks of Missouri, specifically the area around Branson ... which today is the country music honky tonk all-things-Southern tourist mecca of the universe.
Sure its not based on Discriminative Hate towards the state of Maryland in which it is known that a lot of people from the deep south do not like the state of Maryland especially Baltimore........
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa - St. Louis
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I'm surprised so many people think Missouri is more culturally Southern than Maryland, when you consider that Maryland is officially designated a Southern state by the census bureau. Missouri does have culturally Southern regions in the boothill and ozark regions of the state, but most Missourians would definitely not consider themselves Southern. I'm sure many more Marylanders consider themselves Southern.
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