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View Poll Results: What is Texas?
The South 97 51.87%
The Southwest 22 11.76%
The West 1 0.53%
The Midwest 3 1.60%
Can't categorize it. It's just Texas. 64 34.22%
Voters: 187. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-24-2014, 06:10 PM
 
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That's because western Pennsyvania is Midwestern.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Have you EVER been to either W. Pa or the Midwest? Have you been to Chicago and Pittsburgh?

WOW.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Pennsylvania is not in the Midwest.
I didn't say "Pennsylvania" was smart one. I stated Western PA is in the midwest. I have never, ever, heard anyone from Pittsburgh say they are anything but Midwestern.

Pennsylvania is a border state as a whole. It has regions that are very northeastern and regions that are very midwestern. Similar to Texas, it isn't really able to be put solidly into one region.
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Old 10-24-2014, 06:22 PM
 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Have you EVER been to either W. Pa or the Midwest? Have you been to Chicago and Pittsburgh?

WOW.
I have been to Chicago many times. I have been to Philadelphia countless times as well. Never Pittsburgh though. But I do have many friends from Pittsburgh though. They all classify it as Midwestern. Always in the same grouping as Cleveland.
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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I have been to Chicago many times. I have been to Philadelphia countless times as well. Never Pittsburgh though. But I do have many friends from Pittsburgh though. They all classify it as Midwestern. Always in the same grouping as Cleveland.
These guys beg to differ.

Is Pittsburgh A Northeast/Mid Atlantic/Mid West Town?
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:28 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Texas did fight for the Confederacy, so a Southern heritage will always be there. But Texas has moved in a rapidly different direction than the rest of the South in the post WWII era. Ask the large Asian and Hispanic communities in Texas if they think Texas is Southern or its own thing. I bet their opinions are much different than what white Texans from the east of the state say.

If all of the people in Alabama moved to New York City, would that make New York a southern city or would it remain a northern city?

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Old 10-24-2014, 07:33 PM
 
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If all of the people in Alabama moved to the State of New York City, would that make New York a southern city or would it remain a northern city?
Right. Like when the Great Migration happened, did Chicago become a part of the South?

Besides, what the hell does it matter whether Asians or Hispanics live somewhere? There are tons of Asians on the West Coast, does that make California part of Asia now? There are tons of Blacks in Chicago. Being that people LOVE using the whole "Blacks make an area Southern" does it make Chicago Southern, too? They even speak with Southern accents here!
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Old 10-24-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Right. Like when the Great Migration happened, did Chicago become a part of the South?

Besides, what the hell does it matter whether Asians or Hispanics live somewhere? There are tons of Asians on the West Coast, does that make California part of Asia now? There are tons of Blacks in Chicago. Being that people LOVE using the whole "Blacks make an area Southern" does it make Chicago Southern, too? They even speak with Southern accents here!

Exactly!
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Old 10-24-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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That's because western Pennsyvania is Midwestern.

I always consider Appalachian and Southern culture different. You could say Appalachian is a subset of Southern, but I see far too many differences to even put them in the same category. There are huge differences between the Southern and Appalachian that go back centuries.
Appalachia, of course, extends beyond the South, but the portion of the region that is in the South is very much Southern and has played a very intrinsic role in the history of the South and in the shaping of Southern culture. It shares most of the same definitive Southern characteristics with the Deep South, such as religion, cuisine, music, sports, ideology, etc. Truthfully, the only differences are the terrain, weather, accent (more of a twang than a drawl, but still a Southern accent nonetheless), and less Blacks in the more rural areas; there are decent Black populations within most Appalachian urban centers.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:39 AM
 
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Appalachia, of course, extends beyond the South, but the portion of the region that is in the South is very much Southern and has played a very intrinsic role in the history of the South and in the shaping of Southern culture. It shares most of the same definitive Southern characteristics with the Deep South, such as religion, cuisine, music, sports, ideology, etc. Truthfully, the only differences are the terrain, weather, accent (more of a twang than a drawl, but still a Southern accent nonetheless), and less Blacks in the more rural areas; there are decent Black populations within most Appalachian urban centers.
What? How about the historic opposition to slavery. Appalachia never had a slave economy. Lincoln even mentioned himself that that the Union needed to free Appalachia. How about religion. Appalachia has never, ever had a Southern Baptist majority. Historically most people in the region were Prysberterian. How about the economy? Appalachia never had a cotton based plantation economy.

Appalacia was never aligned with the confederacy during the Cival War. Something very important to remember.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:42 AM
 
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If all of the people in Alabama moved to New York City, would that make New York a southern city or would it remain a northern city?
It would remain a northern city. All the people in Alabama don't even come close in number to the how many people live in NY. Though, NY would certainly become more Southern with this type of migration, no doubt.
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