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Old 06-03-2015, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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So that would make Houston...Perth ?

A map of what every state would be if it were a country - The Washington Post
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Old 06-03-2015, 12:20 PM
 
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I have a friend that lives in Perth and he was just telling me that it reminds him of San Diego and San Francisco.
Based on that.... I don't think Houston is much like Perth
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:06 PM
 
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That map is based on the GDP of states and other countries that are close to the same GDP.

It has nothing to do with geography, weather, topography, food, etc.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:07 PM
 
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That map is based on the GDP of states and other countries that are close to the same GDP.

It has nothing to do with geography, weather, topography, food, etc.
I was thinking .... I'd like to know what makes Louisiana similar to Finland
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That map is based on the GDP of states and other countries that are close to the same GDP.

It has nothing to do with geography, weather, topography, food, etc.
Exactly. Poor Utah.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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That map is based on the GDP of states and other countries that are close to the same GDP.

It has nothing to do with geography, weather, topography, food, etc.
You're either an accountant or an engineer.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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I have a friend that lives in Perth and he was just telling me that it reminds him of San Diego and San Francisco.
Based on that.... I don't think Houston is much like Perth
That's odd, I've been to Perth but not the other two. Perth reminded me of Calgary except with beaches instead of mountains.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Clear Lake TX
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That map is based on the GDP of states and other countries that are close to the same GDP.

It has nothing to do with geography, weather, topography, food, etc.
Australia in person almost looks like another planet.

And except for some interesting SE Asian cuisine, the food is no good.
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Old 06-03-2015, 05:29 PM
 
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There's more to a state than just it's economy. IMO, our states make their mark based on culture/history/society/diversity and with that there ain't no way this is even remotely correct

I wish someone would make a map based on what I said. With that I could do some good switching around.
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Old 06-03-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There's more to a state than just it's economy. IMO, our states make their mark based on culture/history/society/diversity and with that there ain't no way this is even remotely correct

I wish someone would make a map based on what I said. With that I could do some good switching around.
I was a Political Science major in college and I remember taking a course on State political history, and the course focused on exactly the issues you mention above. So many of the differences that exist even today can be directly tied back to how and when a particular state was founded, by whom, and who its initial population was. The belief that the U.S. is all homogeneous now and everyone is pretty much the same is not entirely true. The things people believe in Massachusetts versus Texas versus Arizona are real differences and a lot of it can be traced back 100-200 years. Many of these differences persist despite the fact that people often move from state to state, because eventually people self select into a location where their beliefs are shared.
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