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Old 07-01-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Not sure if a thread like this has been done before, but anyway, what states are very similar to their neighbors?

Oregon and Washington are very similar, I wouldn't say they're exactly alike, because Washington just feels "bigger", even though physically it's smaller, but it's logical to think of the two together.

The Dakotas are very similar too, as are Mississippi and Alabama and Arizona and New Mexico.

 
Old 07-01-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Nebraska/Kansas ... Vermont/New Hampshire ... KY/TN
 
Old 07-01-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Illinois/Indiana

Minnesota/Wisconsin

North Dakota/South Dakota
 
Old 07-01-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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North Carolina and Virginia are very much alike.

Although I've never been to either state, I always imagined New Hampshire and Vermont are very similar. They seem to be interchangable on a map - I can't ever remember which one is in which exact spot.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:03 PM
 
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Vermont is left wing politically and left on the map. NH is right wing and to the right on the map.

(How's that for crude generalization??)
 
Old 07-01-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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Florida and Cuba are very much alike. Well, at least South Florida.
Sorry...I couldn't resist.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Vermont/New Hampshire
Not true. Vermont is much more liberal and socialist. NH is more conservative. VT people are taxed to the hilt because of their social programs. NH is dead last when it comes to donating to charity.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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East Texas is similar to Louisiana

West Texas is similar to New Mexico

North Texas similar to Oklahoma
 
Old 07-01-2009, 07:32 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Arizona/New Mexico. Prevalent Native American culture, high country in the northern part of the state, desert in the central and southern portions of the state, poor schools, lower income, large Hispanic population, and Tucson and Albuquerque are eerily similar.

Arizona/Nevada. Both desert states, share the Hoover Dam. That's about it.

Arizona/Utah. Large Mormon populations.

Arizona/Colorado. Not much.

Arizona/California. Phoenix, and to some degree, Tucson, similar to Southern California. Similar stores/restaurants, housing styles, vegetation (Palm Trees, Citrus, Ficus, Eucalyptus, Bougainvillea, etc.), winter weather, laid back, similar styles of development, desert, mountains, large Hispanic population.
 
Old 07-01-2009, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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( If comparison of three states, state listed last also is very similar, but less similar than what the first two share)

Michigan/ Ohio/ Indiana
Wisconsin/ Iowa/ Minnesota
Missouri/ Kansas/ Oklahoma
Kentucky/ Tennessee/ Illinios
Pennslyvania/ New York
North Dakota/ South Dakota/ Montana
Utah/ Colorado/ Nebraska
Washington/ Oregon

All I could pick out, or at least of now.
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