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Old 12-08-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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Alabama doesn't have it quite as bad as Mississippi. Mississippi doesn't have a city as large as Birmingham, or a rapidly growing tech-oriented city like Huntsville, or a port city like Mobile. All Mississippi has is Jackson in the respect. Alabama is definitely more like SC in most respects than Mississippi.
That's true. I meant same boat regarding their bad reputations. Mississippi and Alabama have this horrific reputation from the Civil Rights Movement, while West Virginia is just constantly being stereotyped as hillbilly, poor, ignorant, etc. However, Mississippi is really the state at the bottom. It was even worse than Alabama regarding race relations and Klan violence, and I believe it's the poorest state in the nation as we speak. As you mentioned, Jackson really isn't in the same league as Birmingham or Huntsville.

I'd say you can draw more similarities/connections between South Carolina and Georgia/North Carolina. However, you're right that it's similar to Alabama in some respects. Alabama is definitely the most similar non-bordering state to South Carolina. Funny enough, I told my friend from Alabama that I thought Alabama was similar to Mississippi in some regards. She snapped back, "Absolutely not! We're more similar to Georgia." Definitely a rivalry between Alabama and Mississippi.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:57 PM
 
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That's true. I meant same boat regarding their bad reputations. Mississippi and Alabama have this horrific reputation from the Civil Rights Movement, while West Virginia is just constantly being stereotyped as hillbilly, poor, ignorant, etc. However, Mississippi is really the state at the bottom. It was even worse than Alabama regarding race relations and Klan violence, and I believe it's the poorest state in the nation as we speak. As you mentioned, Jackson really isn't in the same league as Birmingham or Huntsville.
Gotcha. I agree.

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I'd say you can draw more similarities/connections between South Carolina and Georgia/North Carolina. However, you're right that it's similar to Alabama in some respects. Alabama is definitely the most similar non-bordering state to South Carolina. Funny enough, I told my friend from Alabama that I thought Alabama was similar to Mississippi in some regards. She snapped back, "Absolutely not! We're more similar to Georgia." Definitely a rivalry between Alabama and Mississippi.
She has a point. Outside of reputation, I think Mississippi is more like Louisiana in most respects than Alabama.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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Gotcha. I agree.



She has a point. Outside of reputation, I think Mississippi is more like Louisiana in most respects than Alabama.
I think I'd also agree, now that I've studied both states. Mississippi and Alabama have similarities regarding the Civil Rights Movement, but Mississippi is probably more like Louisiana while Alabama is more similar to Georgia and South Carolina. Mississippi and Louisiana are pretty flat, that's one similarity. Alabama is quite hilly in the central and northern regions of the state, the Birmingham metro is a good example. Jackson might be similar to Montgomery, but Birmingham is more similar to Atlanta. If I'm not mistaken, historically, Mississippi was much wealthier than Alabama. The plantation system was stronger, while yeoman farming might have been stronger in Alabama with the exception of the Black Belt region.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: The Springs
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Colorado and Utah have a ski rivalry, don't know if it would qualify as "dislike". Years ago along I-70 WB on the ski corridor near Wheat Ridge, there were 2 billboards. One read "If you were in Utah, you'd be skiing now!" A mile or so down the road another announced "Yes, you could be skiing now, but you'd BE IN UTAH!".

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Old 12-09-2014, 12:27 PM
 
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California and Arizona, for starters.
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Old 12-09-2014, 03:18 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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Considering I grew up in a place where I could see the UP across the bay at night, and we went to the UP regularly, and I lived in Green Bay for a decade where many Yoopers end up (it's less than an hour away), and my financee grew up right next to the border and I go there at least once or twice a month, and the dozens of trips over the years, and I guarantee that I go there far more than someone from the lower mitt...yeah I think and know that. Western UP is more a part of Wisconsin, culturally, than MI. Which is why all but the furthest eastern reaches of the UP are Packer fans: http://i.imgur.com/WEhP3Il.png

That statement is only a "problem" with non-Yoopers from the LP and a couple eastern counties in the UP. It just makes sense. Look at a map. It's a contiguous region in the Canadian Shield. Go to Marquette, or Escanaba, or Menominee, or Iron Mountain or basically anywhere outside SS Marie and The Bridge. %-wise, Yoopers will 1) say they are their own thing, 2) say they identify with Wisconsin, then 3) say they identify with Michigan.
It's not more culturally like Wisconsin as a whole, only like Northern Wisconsin. Because their connected. I don't know why you're saying LP-ers only go to SS and the Bridge. That's completely false. As an LP-er, I'd say LP-ers go to places like Pictured Rocks and the Tahquamenon, and even Marquette more than they go to the SS. Marquette has NMU. Houghton has Michigan Tech. Many, many more Yoopers will associate themselves with Michigan rather than Wisconsin. Pretty much the only areas that are more "Wisconsiny" are the counties in central time.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Montana
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West Virginia and Virginia.
I've never noticed this? If anything, it seems more like Virginia vs Maryland. Even so, we are very cordial with each other in the Mid-Atlantic...!
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:00 AM
 
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Ohio seems to resent everything Michigan, whereas Michigan is more or less nonchalant about Ohio.

I find the opposite to be true.
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Old 12-10-2014, 04:09 PM
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Location: West Michigan
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I find the opposite to be true.
Seconded. We f***ing HATE Ohio.
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Old 12-11-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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most Minnesotans refer kindly and with great affection to Iowa and their great people

the Dakotas are also proudly embraced as neighbors

Michigan is not liked because they stole our island when we weren't looking and never bothered to even go there in the first place.

Wisconsin is mostly ignored but we find their sod home communities with the horse drawn tinker-wagons plying their trades along the dirt roads as quaint
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