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View Poll Results: Most influential city of the 20th century?
Los Angeles 18 11.61%
San Francisco 7 4.52%
Dallas 2 1.29%
Boston 2 1.29%
New york city 65 41.94%
Philadelphia 3 1.94%
Washington D.C. 14 9.03%
Chicago 8 5.16%
Detroit 8 5.16%
Cleveland 1 0.65%
Houston 10 6.45%
Seattle 5 3.23%
Memphis 0 0%
Baltimore 2 1.29%
Pittsburgh 3 1.94%
Nashville 1 0.65%
Birmingham 2 1.29%
Memphis 0 0%
St. louis 4 2.58%
Voters: 155. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-27-2008, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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New York: finance, business, culture, economic engine
Detroit: Automotive industry
D.C: Politics
San Jose/San Fran: Information Technology
Houston: Oil/Space industry
LA: Film and Entertainment industry (has inspired the world and changed the way we look at life and entertainment)
Chicago: Making america badass
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Washington
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am I surprised that NYC is at the top like always? No not really.

20th Century -- NYC

NYC will still be ranked as 21st century most influential city too. It seems pretty practical
Proudnessssss
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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St. Louis did invent thin-crust, provel-covered pizza, toasted ravioli, gooey butter cake, the ice cream cone, the hotdog bun, but that doesn't mean it's more influential. It does have one of the oldest baseball teams which was the westernost MLB team until 1955. It is known for Blues music, and its hockey team is named after that. It has a lot of old, beautiful buildings, many of which are being rehabbed. It's where the Dredd Scott trial took place.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:12 AM
 
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I agree how could it be anywhere but Washington DC?
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Old 02-16-2008, 04:13 AM
 
Location: New England & The Maritimes
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Most influential city of the 17th century: Boston.
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Old 02-16-2008, 05:05 AM
 
Location: ✶✶✶✶
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LOL, Houston is winning?
Can anyone tell us what was the first word uttered on the moon? (Hint: it wasn't "Omaha.")

Then there's all that oil Americans consume....and it goes through -- where again? Milwaukee? If only oil was beer....

I don't think Houston was more influential than NYC or LA (mainly because of Hollywood), but don't be so surprised to see it getting some votes.
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Old 02-16-2008, 10:27 AM
 
Location: moving again
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Can anyone tell us what was the first word uttered on the moon? (Hint: it wasn't "Omaha.")
i had no idea saying the word "houston" on the moon meant it was the most influential city in the 20th century

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Then there's all that oil Americans consume....and it goes through -- where again? Milwaukee? If only oil was beer....
oh, so all of our oil comes from Houston? another thing i didn't know!

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I don't think Houston was more influential than NYC or LA (mainly because of Hollywood), but don't be so surprised to see it getting some votes.
i can't see how Houston is very influential. i have a feeling a lot of those Houston Votes are from very biased people for some odd reason

nothing against Houston or anything
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Moscow, Russia.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I love how New Orleans never makes these types of polls, even though it was one of the most important ceters of commerce of the country for more than half of the 20th century, and to a lesser extent, even today.
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Old 02-16-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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ATLANTA is not on the list?
Nor DECATUR? With 17 states with Decatur, you'd think one would have made it.
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