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View Poll Results: Would having regional subforms on C-D be a good idea?
Yes 9 37.50%
No 15 62.50%
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Old 09-14-2016, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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Prickly Pear can speak for him/herself and the state of Arizona. As someone from New Mexico, I'd personally much rather associate with either Texas or Colorado than Arizona. Even Oklahoma. Or Utah, which is my absolute favorite of the states that surround New Mexico.

I'm so tired of all the Phoenix posters gloating about how much oriented Phoenix is to California and how it is not culturally Southwestern at all, thus trying to separate it from the Southwest and associate it with the West Coast. It's so annoying. Tucson and Flagstaff are the places I like in Arizona the most, but they do not dominate the state enough like Phoenix to make me have any sort of affinity for Arizona as a state at all.

As for the topic at hand, I think it is a worthy idea. Perhaps to avoid all the controversy the subregions forums can just be divided into the official Census Bureau regional breakdowns of the Midwest, Northeast, South and West, plus a forum for the territories of the United States that could also include Hawaii and Alaska.
New Mexico has no association with Texas or Oklahoma. It's in a different region.

 
Old 09-14-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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West Virginia and Florida in the same category? Nonsense.
As if your definition matters or coincides with the facts. West Virginia and Florida absolutely belong in the same region, though West Virginia is Upper South while most of Florida is Deep South.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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No its not.
Yes it is. Culturally, linguistically and demographically it is nothing in common with the states to the north of it and everything in common with the South.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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It would be a good idea if people could decide on where places like Maryland, West Virginia and Kentucky fit in.
Maryland fits in with the Mid-Atlantic, West Virginia fits in with the South, and Kentucky fits in with the South. Very easy to say which regions these states fall into.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Yes it is. Culturally, linguistically and demographically it is nothing in common with the states to the north of it and everything in common with the South.
I don't remember there being a bunch of American Indians when I was in Mississippi. Nor do I remember endless wheat fields or anything like the Arbuckles. Oklahoma is a southern plains state with a western spirit just like Texas. It's more like Texas than Nebraska but its more like Nebraska than Mississippi.

Geography is more important for regions anyway. The agriculture of Oklahoma greatly influences the culture of the place as well, linking it with Kansas more so than Georgia.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Maryland fits in with the Mid-Atlantic, West Virginia fits in with the South, and Kentucky fits in with the South. Very easy to say which regions these states fall into.
West Virginia goes further north than several northern states. It fits in with Appalachia, but I wouldn't call it the South. Didn't it split FROM Virginia because it didn't wanna be part of the confederacy anyway?
 
Old 09-14-2016, 03:27 PM
 
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New Mexico has no association with Texas or Oklahoma. It's in a different region.
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Yes it is. Culturally, linguistically and demographically it is nothing in common with the states to the north of it and everything in common with the South.
The way you think of state lines as hard and fast cultural boundaries is highly fascinating to me.
 
Old 09-14-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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