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Old 01-12-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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I've spent some time making this based off of paying a lot of attention to what most people on here say also because of the vast amount of pointless threads that keep being made asking the same question just keep it all in this thread.

(From left to right)
The first is the south
the second is the southwest
third is the northeast
Fourth is the Midwest
fifth is the west

I made these based on from what of what most people on here say.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:47 AM
 
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Dangit, I put this in the wrong place. Could the mods move this to general instead of city v city?
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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These "regions" really have very little meaning. What connection does Cleveland have to North Dakota or Nebraska? Even Minneapolis is a stretch. I think this map is much more descriptive.
http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine...-map-large.jpg
(http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine...p-in-arms.html)

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Old 01-12-2014, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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^^^I have problem with the map above.

There is nothing "Greater Appalachia about Dallas, Oklahoma City, Austin, or the Texas Panhandle.

Dallas, OKC and the Texas Panhandle are part of the Great Plains or "Midlands" as its referred to on this map. Both Dallas and OKC serve as transitions regions between the South and the Great Plains. Western Kansas also belongs here.

Austin is so purely Texas, its hard to see it as anything else.
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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These "regions" really have very little meaning. What connection does Cleveland have to North Dakota or Nebraska? Even Minneapolis is a stretch. I think this map is much more descriptive.
(Tufts Magazine / fall 2013)
LOL, Boston and Minneapolis are in the same region, but Washington DC. and Baltimore are split?
Anyhow, if the "tidewater" exists, so does New England, which would include Nova Scotia (would that make it New United Kingdom?)
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:12 PM
 
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These "regions" really have very little meaning. What connection does Cleveland have to North Dakota or Nebraska? Even Minneapolis is a stretch. I think this map is much more descriptive.
http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine...-map-large.jpg
(Tufts Magazine / fall 2013)
Problems I see with this map:
  • Why is Las Vegas separated from Phoenix and LA?
  • Boston is in the same region as Minneapolis, but in a different region from Philly
  • The Greater Appalachia region is just weird
  • It's weird that Orlando and Tampa are in the same region as Pensacola, but not in the same region as Miami .

There are other mistakes, these just stuck out to me.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Problems I see with this map:
  • Why is Las Vegas separated from Phoenix and LA?
  • Boston is in the same region as Minneapolis, but in a different region from Philly
  • The Greater Appalachia region is just weird
  • It's weird that Orlando and Tampa are in the same region as Pensacola, but not in the same region as Miami .

There are other mistakes, these just stuck out to me.
According to the source The map is based on "the distribution of linguistic dialects, the spread of cultural artifacts, the prevalence of different religious denominations, and the county-by-county breakdown of voting in virtually every hotly contested presidential race in our history" Tufts Magazine / fall 2013
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Old 01-12-2014, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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^^^I have problem with the map above.

There is nothing "Greater Appalachia about Dallas, Oklahoma City, Austin, or the Texas Panhandle.

Dallas, OKC and the Texas Panhandle are part of the Great Plains or "Midlands" as its referred to on this map. Both Dallas and OKC serve as transitions regions between the South and the Great Plains. Western Kansas also belongs here.

Austin is so purely Texas, its hard to see it as anything else.

I live in southern Appalachia, and I wholeheartedly agree with you. Appalachia ends here in Tennessee after you pass the Cumberland plateau. Nashville is not Appalachia so Dallas definitely is not. Also "midlands" is a general term to label everything that did not fit neatly into any of their other groups. "Yankeedom" does not stretch to North Dakota either, the upper Midwest states which begin around Michigan are distinctly different from their yankee northeast neighbors. El Norte in Colorado???? um NO! Colorado is part of the West, not anything else. I think the US census does a great job of labeling our nations regions.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The northern third of West Virginia is not Southern.
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Old 01-13-2014, 12:36 PM
 
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I've seen that American Nations map before and I still can't make sense of a "Midlands" region that assumes Philadelphia has anything in common with parts of Kansas and the eastern portion of the Dakotas and the junction of the Oklahoma Panhandle with Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico. And also, while it probably seems interesting to make the connection between Southern Louisiana and Quebec due to their French heritage--Southern Louisiana still has way more of a connection and things in common with the South than it does Quebec...
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