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Old 02-23-2018, 02:44 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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The obvious answer is Hawaii and Alaska. But if you're talking about the lower 48, I'd say:

New Mexico
Vermont
Maine
Texas
Louisiana
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:57 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I don't think any of the larger states qualify, by definition, since they constitute a large proportion of the country's population.. so that disqualifies:

California
Texas
Florida
New York

These *are* the states that define American culture by their sheer population and influence.

Now, the states that deviate the most from the mainstream:

Alaska
Hawaii
Utah
Nevada
Oregon
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:04 PM
 
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I don't think any of the larger states qualify, by definition, since they constitute a large proportion of the country's population.. so that disqualifies:

California
Texas
Florida
New York


These *are* the states that define American culture by their sheer population and influence.

Now, the states that deviate the most from the mainstream:

Alaska
Hawaii
Utah
Nevada
Oregon
I don't feel "defined" by any of those states. Just sayin'...
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Old 02-25-2018, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Hawaii. Florida is more than South Florida and South Florida is more than Dade-County, for that matter.
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:07 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I don't feel "defined" by any of those states. Just sayin'...
I don't give a darn about you or anyone in particular, just talking about the country as a whole.
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Old 02-26-2018, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Definitely Hawaii, followed by Alaska.

A harder question would be, what is the most culturally unique of the 48 contiguous state? Utah, Louisiana, and New Mexico are the contenders for that.
Yeah, I guess I should have asked only about the lower 48, my bad.

Also, why is that some people mention Maine? Isn't it pretty similar to Vermont and NH? I don't know, I'm just askng. I've heard NH is kind of libertarian and Vermont is a bit socialist leaning.

And is NM really that different form Arizona and Western Texas?
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Old 02-26-2018, 07:36 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Yeah, I guess I should have asked only about the lower 48, my bad.

Also, why is that some people mention Maine? Isn't it pretty similar to Vermont and NH? I don't know, I'm just askng. I've heard NH is kind of libertarian and Vermont is a bit socialist leaning.

And is NM really that different form Arizona and Western Texas?
Look at the other thread on this forum about the 11 countries of America.. I think West Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Nevada, and the Inland Empire of California belong to a single "country".
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:09 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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And is NM really that different form Arizona and Western Texas?
Indeed it is. Historically and culturally different from both. You should visit.
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Old 02-26-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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New Mexico.
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Central Jersey/NYC Metro
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Alaska and Hawaii
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