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Old 02-21-2015, 10:40 PM
 
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What do you think? Is there anything you'd change?



By the way, the "capitals" are Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New York City and Boston.
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Old 02-22-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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I don't think San Francisco and North Central California belong in the Southwest. Southern California up to Death Valley probably does though. I'd also just merge Texahoma with the Southwest - especially San Antonio and near the border. Everything east of Dallas is Southeastern or Mid South. The Mid Atlantic area seems pretty small compared to the other regions. I would put Southwestern Connecticut in the same region as NYC. Also, having Buffalo in a separate region from Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago is a little unsettling. I would reassign parts of the Great Lakes region. I also don't see how Wichita, KS and Cleveland, OH belong in the same region. It seems that the Midwest would be better split East and West than North and South.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:00 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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I always get skeptical with these sort of things, but I'll give credit where credit is due. Your map is pretty thoughtful in terms of settlement along with cultural & topographical camaraderie. No map will ever be perfect, but I like this one. The regional identities are on the right track.

The biggest challenge here is having Syracuse, NY and Little Rock in the same region while incorporating the Ozarks, and even the lowlands around the Mississippi River around the boot heel of Missouri and branding it all as Appalachia. I'd probably shrink Appalachia down, take all of Arkansas and a good chunk of Missouri and western Tennessee and make it all Dixie.

How you define California in regional terms between West Coast, Southwest, it's own entity as a region, or several regions divided within the state will always be the topic of endless debate and will never have one definitive answer.

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I think it's very good but would include more of Pennsylvania (NEPA), New York and Connecticut in Mid-Atlantic.

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Old 02-22-2015, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I'm into it. I would revise it to 13 regions:



I like it though, it's very clean.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:32 AM
 
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Pretty accurate.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle Area, NC
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Erie, PA; Buffalo, NY and Rochester NY are in appalachia?
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:47 AM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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With the exception of Colorado in terms of settlement, "The Range" is very LDS heavy. I'm just thinking it would be interesting if that region were ever sovereign, how modern day Colorado and Utah would settle their differences. In terms of topography the boundaries are very much on point.
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:49 AM
 
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Best of luck OP.

These maps will never fly in these forums, you might get one or two people who agree with your borders, but for every one of them you are going to get ten people saying "You can't have city a and city b in the same region!" or "____ doesn't belong in the ______ region!"

Heck, I see some issues I can mention (lack of Great Plains region, southern Florida is its own region, etc...), but if I posted a map like yours, people would complain tirelessly about the location of the region borders, just like they would with any map.

I would be surprised, if even through a team effort, somebody could make a map that over half of the posters in a thread wouldn't have problems with.

*Edit to add, number of regions is an issue. I just made my own map for fun, and the lowest amount of regions I could do in good conscience was 16.*

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Old 02-22-2015, 10:46 AM
 
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With the exception of Colorado in terms of settlement, "The Range" is very LDS heavy. I'm just thinking it would be interesting if that region were ever sovereign, how modern day Colorado and Utah would settle their differences. In terms of topography the boundaries are very much on point.
It would be more so if it had included Mesa, AZ.
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