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Old 07-24-2014, 01:14 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The Navajo Nation?
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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I would say Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:02 AM
 
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I would say Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas.
I'm from Kansas and I'd probably agree with that. That being said Kansas is getting a lot of international students these days. I was reading Hays, Ks which has 20,000 people has 1,000 international students now. I realize that's probably nothing compared to NYC or LA, bit it sure seemed influential to me. Rural areas of any Midwestern state will have little influence. Did anyone hear the story about the farmer who lost his phone in a grain bin, it was found in Japan and mailed back to him, the world is a pretty small place.

There are a lot of Volgan Germans in western Kansas, would you define that as foreign culture? Many of the older generations still speak German and prepare traditional German/Russian food. Many counties in SW Kansas are majority Mexican/Hispanic.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Kentucky, West Virginia
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:06 PM
 
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I'm from Kansas and I'd probably agree with that. That being said Kansas is getting a lot of international students these days. I was reading Hays, Ks which has 20,000 people has 1,000 international students now. I realize that's probably nothing compared to NYC or LA, bit it sure seemed influential to me. Rural areas of any Midwestern state will have little influence. Did anyone hear the story about the farmer who lost his phone in a grain bin, it was found in Japan and mailed back to him, the world is a pretty small place.

There are a lot of Volgan Germans in western Kansas, would you define that as foreign culture? Many of the older generations still speak German and prepare traditional German/Russian food. Many counties in SW Kansas are majority Mexican/Hispanic.
Agreed, but Kansas still has a ways to catch up with border states and the states with the biggest cities in them. Nothing to be ashamed about though... people are people, don't care where they are from, lol.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Kansas is definately not the answer. Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal are full of people who are foreign born. Not to mention there are the Kansas City burbs. Not exactly international any of them, but Kansas has more foreign influence than West Virginia, Mississippi, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Same with Oklahoma.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:50 PM
 
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Kansas is definately not the answer. Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal are full of people who are foreign born. Not to mention there are the Kansas City burbs. Not exactly international any of them, but Kansas has more foreign influence than West Virginia, Mississippi, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Same with Oklahoma.
Lol, some of those are border states, how can they have less foreign influence? Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal are all pretty damn small places, and they are ALL majority U.S. born whites....

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Old 07-25-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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Kansas is definately not the answer. Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal are full of people who are foreign born. Not to mention there are the Kansas City burbs. Not exactly international any of them, but Kansas has more foreign influence than West Virginia, Mississippi, North Dakota, or South Dakota. Same with Oklahoma.
North Dakota? The North Dakota that borders Canada for over 300 miles and has an oil boom going on right now? I don't think so.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Buena Park, Orange County, California
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The Navajo Nation?
Totally agree.

Unless the OP means non-Anglo 'foreign' influence. Otherwise New Mexico should be on the top of the list. The culture there, one that is Hispanic and Native American (2nd highest percentage after Alaska, highest in the continental U.S.), goes back centuries to before even the first British colonies on the eastern seaboard of what is now the U.S.A. The settlement of Santa Fe was established in 1608, by then the area head already been known as New Mexico for several decades.

New Mexico's culture is not a 'Mexican' culture, despite the similarities, just the same way Guatemala or Peru or Chile have their own unique Hispanic-Mestizo-Native culture. In fact, New Mexico was known as New Mexico for more than 200 years before the modern day nation of Mexico even existed (remember it was then known as Nueva Espana.)

The OP needs to clarify what they mean by 'foreign' influence, otherwise New Mexico, with its isolation and historical population and culture is by far one of the least influenced by foreigners.
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Old 07-25-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee
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New Mexico is obviously heavily influenced by Mexico, come on! Compare Mexico's influence on New Mexico vs any sort of foreign influence on (say) Kansas or West Virginia. Border states are not the answer here.

Reservations are not states. They certainly have a different (one might even call them foreign in their own right - see: Navajo NATION) culture and less foreign influence than any state, but this is most reservations regardless of where in the country they are.
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