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Old 04-14-2018, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Southern Florida is similar to Southern California.
Beaches, palm trees, sunny weather.
Thatís superficial but they still have little in common. Besides, Californiaís sunny weather is far different from Floridaís Southern weather.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Florida belongs in the south. I think states like Idaho and Montana could fit in the south. Conservative white people.
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Old 04-14-2018, 10:56 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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The Mojave Desert area in California can fit in with Nevada or Arizona.
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Old 04-15-2018, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Florida belongs in the south. I think states like Idaho and Montana could fit in the south. Conservative white people.
Except Florida isn't that conservative or that white either.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:52 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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To me, Oklahoma seemed more like Missouri and Kansas than any Southern state.
Oklahoma seems to fit more with Texas than anything, part southern, part southwestern but in my opinion not really like the midwest which has a definite northern culture component.
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Old 04-15-2018, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Oklahoma seems to fit more with Texas than anything, part southern, part southwestern but in my opinion not really like the midwest which has a definite northern culture component.
This is probably the most accurate comment on the thread with two notable exceptions:

NW Oklahoma shares some commonality with the northern plains/midwest states in that almost all the people who came there originally were from there as well as Missouri. Furthermore, most of the early day prominent citizens of Oklahoma City, Tulsa and the other cities in the northern part of the state (Bartlesville, Stillwater, Ponca City, Enid, Guthrie) were from points north.

If you research street names from downtown OKC and Tulsa, virtually all of those streets were named after Yankees who moved to Oklahoma. (And this comment should tell you where the rest of us riff raff came from..

To the original question is tough because a bunch of states (like Oklahoma) have portions of them that would fit quite nicely in other adjacent regions.
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Old 04-15-2018, 03:25 PM
 
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Florida belongs in the south. I think states like Idaho and Montana could fit in the south. Conservative white people.
With almost no Black people. That pretty much excludes them from consideration as Southern, especially when you consider things like the Mormon influence in Idaho. They also seem to have that frontier vibe to them which is very much a Western thing, and the geography/terrain is just too different. Much of the Appalachians/Ozarks are covered with vegetation in stark contrast to much of the Rockies.
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Except Florida isn't that conservative or that white either.
True. But remember Miami and is Florida any different than the other southern states?
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Old 04-15-2018, 07:50 PM
 
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True. But remember Miami and is Florida any different than the other southern states?
Florida is certainly unique as a Southern state, but I don't see how it could mistaken for being in any other region but the South. Same goes for Louisiana.
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Old 04-16-2018, 06:18 PM
 
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Mississippi has counties that are >80% Black.
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