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Old 12-19-2008, 09:59 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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New England-Ireland
Mid-Atlantic-Great Britain
The Midwest-Germany
Southwest-Spain/Portugal
The South-France
California-Italy
The Mountain West-Austria/Switzerland
Pac Northwest-Scandanavia
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Sacramento, CA
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Very interesting topic.

Pacific Northwest-Scandanavia
California-Italy
New England-Ireland
Northeast-England
Florida-Spain

After the 1st 4 it gets pretty difficult. But IMO those are solid matches.
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Albany (school) NYC (home)
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New England - Ireland
Mid Atlantic- England
Florida- Spain or Portugal
California- Ireland
Upper Midwest- Scandanavia
Pacific Northwest- Scandanavia
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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I would say the Upper Midwest would be a better match for Scandanavia, though Pacific Northwest would work too.
The New England states would be the British Isles.
Pennsylvania is Germany south of Blue Mountian, Poland and Lithuania north of Blue Mountian.
The South would represent the Medeteranian nations.
Virginia would be France. Maryland, Delawere, and D.C. would be Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxembourg, respectively. Or maybe Delawere is Switzerland? (Think banking haven).
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Old 10-29-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Upper Midwest = Scandinavia
Florida = Italy
New England = UK
Missouri = France
West Virginia = Switzerland
Massachusetts = Belgium or the Netherlands
Arizona or New Mexico = Spain
Louisiana = Greece
Wisconsin = Germany or Poland


I think geographically these states are similar to those countries but sometimes it's just an impression.

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Old 10-29-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Jefferson City 4 days a week, St. Louis 3 days a week
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Upper Midwest = Scandinavia
Florida = Italy
New England = UK
Missouri = France
West Virginia = Switzerland
Massachusetts = Belgium or the Netherlands
Arizona or New Mexico = Spain
Louisiana = Greece
Wisconsin = Germany or Poland


I think geographically these states are similar to those countries but sometimes it's just an impression.
Missouri is not France, not in the least bit...except for a few towns along the Mississippi. Missouri, like most of the Midwest, is pretty much like Germany, although portions of the Ozarks remind of the Scottish highlands. German ancestry dominates not only the Missouri, but the rest of the Midwest, including the Upper Midwest parts. As a whole population percentage, Germany wins out the whole Midwest (all 12 states) and parts of the Northeast. The South, with the exception of Louisiana, which is the only state in the country reminding me of France, is more or less quintessentially U.K. associated. The only exception to this is Florida, which is more or less associated with Spain (it's the closest I can come since it really is heavily Latin-American in nature.
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Northern IL / Wisconsin = Northern Germany / Poland
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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Pacific Northwest = UK (Not only because of climate, both places have alot of techies, they both love hot brewed drinks, and they both have similar tastes in music)
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:58 AM
 
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CALIFORNIA - Spain - France - Italy

Why Spain - the climate and topography, use of spanish language, most of our place names are spanish, architecture, catholicism, wine and food, beaches.

Why France - climate in southern france, topography (especially in southern france and the alps), wine and food, catholicism, POLITICS, beaches.

Why Italy - topography, volcanos, alps, wine and food, catholicism, beaches.

Exception - Far northern coast of California - there is no place like it Europe. (and our deserts).
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Old 10-30-2011, 09:46 AM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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CALIFORNIA - Spain - France - Italy

Why Spain - the climate and topography, use of spanish language, most of our place names are spanish, architecture, catholicism, wine and food, beaches.

Why France - climate in southern france, topography (especially in southern france and the alps), wine and food, catholicism, POLITICS, beaches.

Why Italy - topography, volcanos, alps, wine and food, catholicism, beaches.

Exception - Far northern coast of California - there is no place like it Europe. (and our deserts).
I think the topography is similar and can cover most of the range from france/italy/spain... but the cultural differences are pretty strong. I can't say I experience a vibe like those countries in California but I have in Florida, Quebec, parts of the upper midwest and the upper northeast.
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