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View Poll Results: The Southwest is more like
Cascadia 14 77.78%
Dixie 4 22.22%
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:56 PM
 
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Points in favor of SoCal/AZ/NM being more Southern would be it was claimed by the Confederacy, largely settled by Southerners, it's somewhat conservative on certain issues like immigration (but still WAY more liberal/hipster/West Coast-ish than anywhere in the South), has long hot summers, and is part of the "Sunbelt".

Points in favor of it being more like its more northern Western brethren are a shared accent, having a lot of hippies and bohemian, not having 4 seasons and being mild to warm most of the year, and the immense Californian influence. Also the entire West aside from Utah, Wyoming and Montana has a very large Mexican population while east of Texas the South does not.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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I can't accept your premise that "the Southwest" is enough like any other area to make a true comparison. Heck, within the Southwest itself there are tremendous variations.
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Old 02-22-2015, 04:41 AM
 
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Urban NM has more in common with Cascadia, in my opinion. The small towns along the Texas border are pretty Texan, though.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:22 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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In Arizona, Flagstaff kind of feels like Cascadia. Tucson and Phoenix/the Valley feel like neither. Though most of the Southwest feels a lot more Western and not really Southern at all and it only feels somewhat like Cascadia in a few select areas. But we have way too much sunshine to really be compared with Cascaida anyway.

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. Also the entire West aside from Utah, Wyoming and Montana has a very large Mexican population while east of Texas the South does not.
Here's your answer.....
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...exico_1845.PNG

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:33 AM
 
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It's its own thing.
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Old 02-25-2015, 04:01 AM
 
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Urban NM has more in common with Cascadia, in my opinion. The small towns along the Texas border are pretty Texan, though.
I agree!
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