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St. John's, Canada 4 19.05%
Halifax, Canada 2 9.52%
Quebec City, Canada 5 23.81%
Montreal, Canada 6 28.57%
Ottawa, Canada 2 9.52%
Toronto, Canada 9 42.86%
Winnipeg, Canada 2 9.52%
Saskatoon, Canada 2 9.52%
Calgary, Canada 2 9.52%
Edmonton, Canada 2 9.52%
Vancouver, Canada 3 14.29%
Victoria, Canada 2 9.52%
Georgetown, Guyana 1 4.76%
Mumbai, India 1 4.76%
Jaipur, India 2 9.52%
Delhi, India 1 4.76%
Hyderabad, India 1 4.76%
Lucknow, India 1 4.76%
Kolkata, India 2 9.52%
Bangalore, India 1 4.76%
Chennai, India 1 4.76%
Colombo, Sri Lanka 1 4.76%
Kandy, Sri Lanka 1 4.76%
Mandalay, Burma 1 4.76%
Yangon, Burma 1 4.76%
Bagan, Burma 2 9.52%
George Town, Malaysia 2 9.52%
Ipoh, Malaysia 2 9.52%
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2 9.52%
Melaka, Malaysia 2 9.52%
Kuching, Malaysia 2 9.52%
Sydney, Australia 4 19.05%
Melbourne, Australia 5 23.81%
Brisbane, Australia 1 4.76%
Adelaide, Australia 2 9.52%
Hobart, Australia 1 4.76%
Gold Coast, Australia 1 4.76%
Cairns, Australia 1 4.76%
Darwin, Australia 1 4.76%
Perth, Australia 2 9.52%
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea 1 4.76%
Auckland, New Zealand 3 14.29%
Wellington, New Zealand 1 4.76%
Christchurch, New Zealand 1 4.76%
Suva, Fiji 1 4.76%
Alexandria, Egypt 2 9.52%
Cairo, Egypt 2 9.52%
Luxor, Egypt 2 9.52%
Khartoum, Sudan 3 14.29%
Nairobi, Kenya 1 4.76%
Mombasa, Kenya 1 4.76%
Kampala, Uganda 1 4.76%
Dar es Salaam, Ethiopia 1 4.76%
Zanzibar, Ethiopia 1 4.76%
Harare, Zimbabwe 1 4.76%
Johannesburg, South Africa 1 4.76%
Bloemfontein, South Africa 1 4.76%
Durban, South Africa 1 4.76%
Port Elizabeth, South Africa 1 4.76%
Cape Town, South Africa 3 14.29%
Lagos, Nigeria 1 4.76%
Accra, Ghana 2 9.52%
Karachi, Pakistan 3 14.29%
Islamabad, Pakistan 2 9.52%
Dhaka, Bangladesh 3 14.29%
San'a, Yemen 2 9.52%
Jerusalem, Israel 2 9.52%
Tel Aviv, Israel 2 9.52%
Hong Kong, China 6 28.57%
Nuku'alofa, Tonga 1 4.76%
Honolulu, Hawaii 2 9.52%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-23-2012, 01:19 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Here's a small map of the British Empire in 1900.



Note this includes the then independent nation of Canada, which was still considered part of the Empire as the Queen was head of state.

For this question, exclude the British Isles itself.

For me, I'd say it would be out of Melbourne and Singapore. I used to prefer Hong Kong to Singapore, but at street level I now prefer to be in Singapore. There are quite a few smaller cities which are nice, from Hobart to George Town, Penang.

Darn I went over Singapore and put Kuching, without doing Singapore again, oh well.

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Old 12-23-2012, 07:47 AM
 
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1. Why did you put Honolulu on that list? My mom's family is from the Aloha state. why do you have Honolulu as a british colony city in 1900? Hawaiian royalty never lost control, it was a protectorate for a few years. If it were technically a colony, it w2as only for a few months in the 1840s. There is nothing British about Honolulu.
2. where is Rangoon, Burma?
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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1. Why did you put Honolulu on that list? My mom's family is from the Aloha state. why do you have Honolulu as a british colony city in 1900? Hawaiian royalty never lost control, it was a protectorate for a few years. If it were technically a colony, it w2as only for a few months in the 1840s. There is nothing British about Honolulu.
2. where is Rangoon, Burma?
My mistake, I figured from it's flag it used to be part of the British Empire before US statehood.

I put Yangon, Burma. Maybe Rangoon, Burma goes better together.
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Old 12-23-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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My mistake, I figured from it's flag it used to be part of the British Empire before US statehood.

I put Yangon, Burma. Maybe Rangoon, Burma goes better together.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_hawaii#Origins

The British Empire never colonized the Hawaiian islands
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:05 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Wow it was hard to actually find a good city from that list....

But all I know is that Winnipeg beats them all
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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LOL whoever voted for Khartoum or Dhaka, I'd be very curious as it what your reasoning was (assuming you're dinky di).
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:44 AM
 
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Flag of Hawaii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The British Empire never colonized the Hawaiian islands
They did seize it for five months...
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Do you mean which would have been my favorite in 1900, or which one is my favorite now?

How is it possible that there is not a single city with zero votes? Did the OP plant a vote in every city?

By what criteria did you limit our choices? Ahmadabad and Puna, in India, have over 5-million people are not offered as choices, but Bagan is not a city at all, and has virtually no permanent population. Kano and Ibadan, Nigeria, over 3 million, also not listed. Zanzibar, which was never a city of any significance, is listed, but not the major city of Mombassa nearby. If Freetown, Sierra Leone, is on the list, it is too burdensome to search for it. What about Jamaica, the West Indies and Belize?

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Old 12-24-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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Do mean which would have been my favorite in 1900, or which one is my favorite now?

How is it possible that there is not a single city with zero votes? Did the OP plant a vote in every city?
I didn't. No idea, the votes for some cities did puzzle me lol.

As they are now. I did actually wonder out of curiosity if every city on the list existed in 1900, and I believe it to be the case. Many were small towns or villages at the time.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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LOL whoever voted for Khartoum or Dhaka, I'd be very curious as it what your reasoning was (assuming you're dinky di).
I loved Khartoum. It might have been my favorite city in Africa, a continent rather devoid of pleasant cities. I think the OP planted one vote in every city, my vote for Khartoum made it two.

Somebody voted for every city, because there have been 112 votes from 13 voters. The softward doesn't allow each voter to be limited to three. It can be set to vote for one, or vote for multiplle answers, but not a specific number >1.
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