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Old 11-28-2014, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Who Cares, USA
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Nebraska and Oklahoma aren't even remotely similar.
Take it up with the guy who posted it. Personally, I never would have made that comparison.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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Massachusetts and Virginia?
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Old 11-28-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Massachusetts and Virginia?
No...
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:32 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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No...
RE: The comparison of Massachusetts and Virginia, I don't really think those are very comparable culturally or socially, either. I wonder if the poster is only going by a limited comparison of two prime tourist areas (Williamsburg and Boston). Architecturally, I can see the similarity with the dark brick. But I agree that doesn't make a good comparison of the entirety of both states.
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Old 11-29-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Washington-Colorado

Nevada-New Mexico
B0llocks.

Culturally? No.

Demographically? No

Historically? No

Climate? No

In fact, I would say with New Mexico's unique cultural history and the vastness of the states it borders, you would be hard pressed to find a suitable non-bordering mate for it.
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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B0llocks.

Culturally? No.

Demographically? No

Historically? No

Climate? No

In fact, I would say with New Mexico's unique cultural history and the vastness of the states it borders, you would be hard pressed to find a suitable non-bordering mate for it.
Do you agree that Nevada is the most similar non-bordering state to New Mexico?
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Old 11-29-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Auburn, New York
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Do you agree that Nevada is the most similar non-bordering state to New Mexico?
The only similarities I see between Nevada and New Mexico are nuclear testing and that both states have a city called Las Vegas. Otherwise, they're pretty much vastly different.

I'd pair Nevada with Wyoming. Both are very big, wide open, desolate states. You could drive hour hours across either state with no sign of life safe for an occasional tumble weed.

Both states have touristy ski regions in the northeast: Tahoe and Jackson.

Both states have more ranching than New Mexico, and both states are more libertarian than New Mexico.

Whereas, compared to both Nevada and Wyoming, New Mexico has a stronger indigenous culture, a stronger Mexican culture, a stronger arts scene, better food, and more forests.

New Mexico is pretty much a one-of-a-kind state. Of all non-bordering states, I think New Mexico has more in common with Montana, and even Western South Dakota, than it does with Nevada. Though, even with Montana and South Dakota, there are more differences than similarities.
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Old 11-29-2014, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Hollywood, CA
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Oregon-Colorado
Michigan- Ilillnois
Arkansas - Georgia
Alabama - South Carolina
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Columbia, MD
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I'll bite.

Rhode Island - Delaware
Pennsylvania - Michigan
Maine - Alaska
Georgia - Texas
Wyoming - North Dakota
Maryland - North Carolina
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Old 11-29-2014, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Kent, UK/ Rhode Island, US
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No...
Yes? With one being in the South and the other in the Northeast, they are going to have quite a few differences. But, the thread is about states that don't share a border that are kinda similar. For Mass the closest matches to me are Maryland and Virgina.

Mass and Virginia have quite a few things in common for two states that are in two very different regions

Both are commonwealth
Both were early English settlement
Both have "old" nickname like "old dominion" "old colony"
Both are responsible for lots of presidents and statesmens
Both have regions where the natives are non-rhotic - Tidewater & Boston accent
Both are historic states with a lot of colonial history
Both pride themeseleves on being the birthplace of America
Both have places called Northfolk, Suffolk and other Old English named places
Both have a sharp divide in wealth - Eastern Mass, and Northern viriginia
Both are priced for being highly educated
Both have some of the oldest institution of higher learning.

The list goes on...
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