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Old 08-30-2016, 05:40 PM
 
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Is being Mid Western synonymous with being Northern?
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I don't consider people from Missouri or Kansas to be northerners.
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Old 08-30-2016, 06:45 PM
 
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Kansas is very much northern. Missouri less so.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:14 PM
 
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Yes, though some of the border cities definitely have a Southern flavor.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:30 PM
 
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Kansas is quintessential southern mid-northern western midwest, hands down.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:41 PM
 
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Kansas is very much northern. Missouri less so.
Interesting sentiment. Kansas is much more conservative than Missouri.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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Most states I'd consider northern, with some mixing along the southernmost states' southern periphery.
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Old 08-30-2016, 07:55 PM
 
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Oh. My. God.

How often does this need to be brought up?

The Midwest is THE MIDWEST. And if you want to be technical, it is exclusively northern.

If you want to be less technical, it is a matter of perspective. I'm from Minneapolis....people from Iowa seem "Southern" to me.

But the Midwest is not some spawn-region of either the Northeast or the South. Lots of places in the Midwest actually *predate* many places in the South, in terms of their development.

The Midwest is its OWN THING, people. It's OWN THING.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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srsmn I agree with you but I was told that the Mid West was synonymous with the North by U146 an St Louis native so it sparked my intrest
Yeah, the Midwest is "The North," because it's obviously not "The South," but here is the thing:

The "North / South" distinction I think means a lot more to Southerners than it does to Northerners.

Northerners don't think of themselves as Northerners....they think of themselves as "Midwesterners," or as from "the East Coast," or as "New Englanders," etc.

The "Northerner" label is sort of a catch-all identity applied to people from "The North" by people that are not from "The North." Therefore, it's kind of arbitrary.

This is probably because there is waaaaay more cultural homogeneity between the Southern states than there is between the "Northern" states (Sorry, not sorry.)
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:41 PM
 
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Interesting sentiment. Kansas is much more conservative than Missouri.
So is North Dakota... what does that have to do with the north or south?
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