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Old 01-09-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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^^^Sounds nice, create a thread and go for it. Of course you'll have some states that transition into another region or overlap another (but that States or region may still be the majority of this with a little bit of that). I hope I didn't confuse you.
Thanks Scott and maybe someday I will. It is really just an academic question of course. The idea actually started when I was reading an older post. Someone from Kansas who felt his or her state had more in common with Colorado than Ohio.

Anyway once again it looks like I went off track on another thread.

Midwest is a pretty good name - it might seem odd today but it is like that for historical reasons. Other names I seen are North Central and Heartland.

Great Plains and Great Lakes make well, great subregion names lol.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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The "Midsucks". Sorry, I live in Saint Louis and well it sucks!
If you moved to Compton, California, would you call it "Crapfornia"? Get real.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:13 AM
 
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If you moved to Compton, California, would you call it "Crapfornia"? Get real.
I don't see how a person can take shots t the Midwest, at all.
The South has the aloof country person image, the North(east) has the business as usual/cut-throat image, but I don't see how one can knock the Heartland. I agree that a person needs to get real if they diss the Midwest. The Midwest is a great region and people need to stop knocking it on here.
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Old 01-10-2009, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Places like OH, IN, KY, etc, are more Easterly, but places like IA, KS, etc, are the perfect definition of Midwest. Some people use the term Great Lakes states for MI, IL, WI, MN, etc, but what do you call the other midwestern states? Exactly! Midwest is the perfect term.
Take Kentucky out and I'll agree
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Old 01-10-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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The more easternly states are the Mid-East. Or they could be called "BoringLand". Kansas/Nebraska is "Mid" or "Crapland".
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Old 01-10-2009, 01:15 PM
 
Location: yeah
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Honestly, it should be broken down into many regions. Having one all-encompassing name leads many to believe that it's a great, monotonous void.
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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LMAO prairie dog man.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The North Central United States: Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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You take the Midwest and the Great Lakes =

the Great Mid... (doesn't sound very attractive though)
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Old 04-25-2009, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Near Devil's Pond, Georgia
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I don't think Heartland is used excessively. I think it fits for many reasons...middle of the nation, the heart through and from which the major river systems to the Gulf of Mexico flow, the historical heart of so much agriculture, meat and grain processing, etc. It would be particularly difficult from a logistical/ground transport, industrial, and agricultural stance for the balance of nation to remain united if this one key section of the country was removed. All regions of the nation are important, but indeed this section does function like a heart in so many ways. I like Heartland in spite of the negative or ominous (at the very least) destiny for the term in the miniseries "Amerika" from 1987 ("Amerika" (1987)). Another moniker that seems somewhat feasible is "Inter Mountain" region which is somewhat accurate in the gross sense. As stated by others, Midwest just might have to do since it is historically entrenched.

Last edited by buckhead; 04-25-2009 at 02:55 AM.. Reason: Edited for minor corrections
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