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Old 08-27-2011, 07:34 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Which state here in the United States would you say seems the most like it's own country?
Definitely California. It barely even feels like part of the U.S. now.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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^What about Florida? This isn't California vs Texas.
Florida feels least like its own country compared to California and Texas.

Florida is two sided. North & South. With the Keys being an exception. (they would probably fit better culturally in the north than their geographic location in the south)
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Old 08-27-2011, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix
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California.
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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California
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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If we go by a state with unique identity it's California hands down. Very diverse place and it is least American (in a good way) than any other state. Texas and Florida are your typical American regions with absolutely nothing unique about them. If they were their own countries, either would most likely be referred to as mini-U.S. Can't say the same about California.
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Central Connecticut
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The NYC area has a better chance of becoming a country than Florida
You mean the whole tri-state area?
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Old 08-28-2011, 02:34 PM
 
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If we go by a state with unique identity it's California hands down. Very diverse place and it is least American (in a good way) than any other state. Texas and Florida are your typical American regions with absolutely nothing unique about them. If they were their own countries, either would most likely be referred to as mini-U.S. Can't say the same about California.
Nothing unique about Texas? Except the fact that it was it's own country. Yep nothing unique about Texas, even the German/Mexican hybrid Tejano culture in Central and South Texas. And there's NOTHING unique about Florida, riiight? Miami looks like ANYWHERE USA. 1 day Florida's NOT part of the South, the next day it's just like EVERYYYYWHERE else in the US, tomorrow in another thread, it'll be a 3rd world country again.
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If we go by a state with unique identity it's California hands down. Very diverse place and it is least American (in a good way) than any other state. Texas and Florida are your typical American regions with absolutely nothing unique about them. If they were their own countries, either would most likely be referred to as mini-U.S. Can't say the same about California.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if California got annexed by Mexico, or if parts of California got claimed by some Asian country. It's practically there already.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:15 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Indisputably Texas by a long shot. I've never been to any other state where the state flag is raised so often. Even the car dealerships have giant Lone Star flags. People from Texas take being Texan very seriously and it's fair to say they are Texan first and American second. That and it's historically been a sovereign country on it's own.
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Old 08-28-2011, 04:48 PM
 
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Indisputably Texas by a long shot. I've never been to any other state where the state flag is raised so often. Even the car dealerships have giant Lone Star flags. People from Texas take being Texan very seriously and it's fair to say they are Texan first and American second. That and it's historically been a sovereign country on it's own.
That happens here in NC also.
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