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View Poll Results: Is Missouri or West Virginia more southern?
Missouri 29 39.73%
West Virginia 44 60.27%
Voters: 73. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-31-2014, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Branson, Missouri
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Both states are considered different things by different people. Some of you will consider both to be southern. Some of you will say neither one is....but which is MORE southern, overall?
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Overall? West Virginia
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Old 12-31-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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West Virginia is Appalachian which is really it's own category. Not saying it isn't southern I'm just saying it's definitely different then what is typically considered southern.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:26 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA metro
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Very tough call. Missouri is a balance between Midwest and southern. Although it's more Midwest IMO. West Virginia is not really southern. More like Appalachia or perhaps even "upper southern". Such a tough decision not sure I could even vote. Neither is truly southern, though.
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Old 01-01-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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I feel that the Bootheel and extreme southern border is pretty southern in Missouri, and the region south of Charleston is pretty southern in West Virginia, but the rest of the states are either more Midwestern or Appalachian. Not quite sure which feels more southern than the other though, but I voted for WV.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:03 AM
 
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Geographically it's Missouri. I'd go with Missouri. West Virginia left the state of Virginia to remain with the Union.
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Old 01-01-2015, 10:54 AM
 
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West Virginia
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Geographically it's Missouri. I'd go with Missouri. West Virginia left the state of Virginia to remain with the Union.
That is not at all true. It was engineered into the Union by politics and the military, most West Virginians had nothing to do with it. West Virginia gave a higher percentage of its men (50%) to the Confederacy than Missouri, Kentucky or Maryland. See Mark Snell's new book "West Virginia and the Civil War", pg. 28.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:26 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Missouri is not only further south geographically but it's also closer to the Delta and more culturally tied other parts of the Deep South. West Virginia is much further from either.
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Old 01-01-2015, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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The further West you go the "Southern border" will go more to the South so i say West Virginia is more Southern.
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