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Old 05-04-2015, 06:14 PM
 
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What would you say?
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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What would you say?
If you can take Chicago out of the equation, it would be Illinois. No state connected to Iowa any other direction is very similar to it. You can take parts of several states that identify with Iowa such as southern Minnesota, eastern Nebraska, and southeastern South Dakota. Iowa is fairly unique in that the terrain is pretty uniform with it's rolling hills and farm fields stretching over most of the state. NW Iowa's land flattens out somewhat while the very far east is extremely hilly due to the proximity to the Mississippi River. Everything in between is pretty uniform.
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Old 05-05-2015, 04:57 AM
 
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Similar in what respect?
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Old 05-05-2015, 07:31 AM
 
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Similar in what respect?
Just in general, if you had to pair Iowa with another state based off similarities. What would you say?
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Old 05-05-2015, 12:40 PM
 
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Kind of a tough question if it is in the context of all things considered.

If so, I think a place to start would be to look at other purple/swing states.

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Old 05-05-2015, 01:51 PM
 
Location: IN
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No good choices exist. Only pieces of other states are similar to Iowa as a whole.
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:24 PM
 
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No good choices exist. Only pieces of other states are similar to Iowa as a whole.
Nebraska? Or at least the majority of it?
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Old 05-05-2015, 02:49 PM
 
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If you are talking geography, probably Missouri. The people, probably Wisconsin. The economy, South Dakota.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Nebraska? Or at least the majority of it?
It's more the other way around.

Much of Nebraska (especially politically) is like the western 1/3rd of Iowa (give or take), but the eastern portions of the state are more reminiscent of Illinois.
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Old 05-06-2015, 09:47 AM
 
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It's more the other way around.

Much of Nebraska (especially politically) is like the western 1/3rd of Iowa (give or take), but the eastern portions of the state are more reminiscent of Illinois.
I always envisioned Iowa as pretty conservative, but I understand it's a swing state. I was wondering if Minnesota was similar to Iowa, but I suppose Iowa folks have more "General American" accents as opposed to the "Minnesota nice" accents (although I understand the Fargo "Yeah you betcha!" accents are more so stereotypical and exaggerated).
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