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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 10-22-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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I use it, because its simple geography.

I don't see any cultural difference throughout the United States... people from the South are not that different from people in the north honestly.
Yes they are. Religion, politics, cuisine, that's pretty different.
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Old 10-22-2014, 08:17 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Yes they are. Religion, politics, cuisine, that's pretty different.
Religion doesn't make a person culturally different. politics and cuisine same as the rest of the country.
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Old 10-22-2014, 09:20 AM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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At the time of nationhood and the confederacy, only the eastern half of Texas was settled and organized. The western half was still part of the Comancheria.

It is easy to see the "southern" part of Texas because the counties are all off center to the cardinal planes.

After the war, settlement and organization of the western part of Texas began. Much of west Texas was settled by east Texans however, the settlement patterns were different than those of the south and more similar to the west. Ranching and cattle, towns following the railroad and such.

The terrain in west Texas is more arid and is very much southwestern rather than southern. Throw in the Mexican influence for more southwestern influence.

It would seem that the best answer is that southern people migrated into a more southwestern environment.
Central Texas had Confederate soldiers as well.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Religion doesn't make a person culturally different. politics and cuisine same as the rest of the country.
Religion absolutely does make someone culturally different. It affects their beliefs, how they go about their daily lives. That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard on here.
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Old 10-22-2014, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Texas is a mix between the South and the Southwest.
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Old 10-22-2014, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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Someone should have told Lil' Troy Texas isn't in the South. Then he could have named his album appropriately.

Sittin' Fat Down South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Someone should have told Lil' Troy Texas isn't in the South. Then he could have named his album appropriately.

Sittin' Fat Down South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The part of Texas lil troy is from is considered the south...
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:12 PM
 
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Someone should have told Lil' Troy Texas isn't in the South. Then he could have named his album appropriately.

Sittin' Fat Down South - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Let me get this straight. You think Louisville and Texas aren't Southern yet you think Baltimore is Southern? You have just told me all I need to know about you.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:14 PM
 
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Texas is a mix between the South and the Southwest.
Only a small part of Texas leans Southwestern. The rest is decidedly Southern in culture, speech patterns, politics, you name it.
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Old 10-22-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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The short answer is "yes."
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