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Old 03-05-2008, 02:30 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Originally Posted by BRIAN77008 View Post
If Washington, DC were a state it would have my vote as most un-American!
How so? or are you kidding?

 
Old 03-05-2008, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
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Hawaii is practically an Asian island. There is a lot of Indo-Asian influence. It just happens to be a state because Americans wanted to take vacations to a tropical paradise and still be in America. WWI and WWII also brought more Americans to the islands.

Like someone else said, many people there do not want to be part of the union. Which brings me to my next question: Might Puerto Rico be the most un-American state? Ya know, considering it's not really American nor a state.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Well, they're similar in some more ways. Alaska and Canada both have pretty large populations of animals that are almost extinct in the lower 48 states (brown bears, moose, and wolves), and they have a similar population distribution, with the vast majority of people living in the very southernmost areas, and the rest of both places being largely wilderness. AND they're both subject to mockery by residents of the lower 48-states. That's gotta count for something. But Hawaii, I would say, is definitely least like the rest of the U.S.
Exactly. I lived in Canada and married one. In addition to the climate, geography and wildlife, I also find the personalities of the Canadian and Alaskan people very similar (outdoorsy, rugged individualism, introspective).
 
Old 03-05-2008, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Great observation about South Texas. South of the Nueces River, it's essentially Mexico.
I have to disagree with this. The Valley is even more different from Mexico than it is from the rest of the US.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
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Maybe the extreme southern bayous of Louisiana where all the voodoo people and Frenchman live
 
Old 03-05-2008, 06:52 PM
 
Location: HOUSTON
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Billiam --- I was kidding (sort of) The city of DC itself, very american. The politicians that live there, unamerican! But I did grow up there and I love it!
 
Old 03-05-2008, 07:25 PM
 
Location: moving again
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^ oh haha, stupid me!
 
Old 03-05-2008, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Default Utah

Mormons put Mormonism before being American. Entire state is in its own world. In Salt Lake Pioneer Day, day that Brigham Young arrived at Wasatch Front and declared it to be "THE PLACE", more important to Mormons than the 4th of July.
 
Old 03-05-2008, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I'd say California, especially Southern California
 
Old 03-05-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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I think the people who judge other people too much are unamerican. This country is suppose to be free and diverse and the fact that there has to be one way to be American is untrue.
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