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View Poll Results: With which region is the Midwest more alike?
Northeast (New England, Mid-Atlantic) 11 31.43%
Great Plains 24 68.57%
Voters: 35. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-24-2016, 10:35 PM
 
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Which region is the Midwest more like: the northeast or the Great Plains?

Culturally, I'm thinking of areas that are not "southern" in the sense that they were ever slave states.

So I will, for purpose of definition, I am listing the following states as Midwest (all but one on the Great Lakes): MN, IA, WI, IL, IN, MI, OH

for the Great Plains, I'm including: ND, SD, NE, KS, OK

and the northeast would be a combo of the Mid-Atlantic and New England: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA

I'm pretty much thinking across the board on this: urbanization, culture, life style, politics, climate, topography, demographics, etc.
I'm not even sure where to begin. Oklahoma may technically bet part of the Great Plains, but the cultural similarities are minimal. Oklahoma should not be on the list at all. Next, those other Great Plains states listed are part of the Midwest. The northeast is not part of the Midwest. So the question is not answerable. The Great Plains states on your list are in the Midwest. Missouri is part of the Midwest as well.
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Old 09-25-2016, 11:32 AM
 
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I'm not even sure where to begin. Oklahoma may technically bet part of the Great Plains, but the cultural similarities are minimal. Oklahoma should not be on the list at all. Next, those other Great Plains states listed are part of the Midwest. The northeast is not part of the Midwest. So the question is not answerable. The Great Plains states on your list are in the Midwest. Missouri is part of the Midwest as well.
I've always said, Oklahoma is culturally closer to Alabama than Nebraska.
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Old 09-25-2016, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Arch City
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I've always said, Oklahoma is culturally closer to Alabama than Nebraska.
And that's true. Oklahoma has far more in common with Southern states than the states to the north of it. Oklahoma is not the Midwest at all. Culturally, linguistically, and demographically Oklahoma is a Southern state.
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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And that's true. Oklahoma has far more in common with Southern states than the states to the north of it. Oklahoma is not the Midwest at all. Culturally, linguistically, and demographically Oklahoma is a Southern state.
Except for NW Oklahoma which has a lot in common with western Kansas and Nebraska.
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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And that's true. Oklahoma has far more in common with Southern states than the states to the north of it. Oklahoma is not the Midwest at all. Culturally, linguistically, and demographically Oklahoma is a Southern state.
Alas, not all of OK is southern. Several areas definitely feel Midwestern, and even some areas feel Southwestern. Most of OK feels Southern, but not the whole state.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:46 PM
 
Location: IN
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Alas, not all of OK is southern. Several areas definitely feel Midwestern, and even some areas feel Southwestern. Most of OK feels Southern, but not the whole state.
All of Oklahoma is southern in latitude and climate, although more prone to extreme temperature swings compared to the Southeast. No areas of Oklahoma are the Midwest, some areas like Tulsa had a large infusion of eastern money due to energy wealth during the earlier portion of the 20th century, that is one reason why that city has a few more differences compared to the rest of the state, but the difference now is mostly due to old money.
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Old 09-26-2016, 05:48 PM
 
Location: IN
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Except for NW Oklahoma which has a lot in common with western Kansas and Nebraska.
And they would have commonalities with the western US, not really anything like the Midwest at all. The 100 degree longitude line is a commonly agreed upon dividing line between the more agrarian settled regions of the Midwest and the semi-arid open ranching lands of the western US common west of that line.
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:08 AM
 
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Upper North Ohio is more NE we sound nothing like Southern Ohio..ie Cincinnati...has a TWANG accent
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Old 09-28-2016, 07:17 AM
 
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There wasn't a tremendous difference between living in Iowa and living in Indiana. Would definitely say it's more like the plains, outside of Chicago, than the urban northeast.
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Old 09-28-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Arch City
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Upper North Ohio is more NE we sound nothing like Southern Ohio..ie Cincinnati...has a TWANG accent

Cincinnati does not have a twang accent they are solidly in the Midwest. Northern Ohio is not the NE either it's the the Midwest.
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