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View Poll Results: Which group of cities is best?
NY, LA, Chicago, Washington, Toronto, SF 11 32.35%
London, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Brussels, Moscow 23 67.65%
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:17 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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The matchup of all matchups. Which set of cities is the best grouping overall and why?

North American big six:

New York (1)
Los Angeles (7)
Chicago (8)
Washington D.C. (10)
San Francisco (13)
Toronto (19)

European big six:

London (2)
Paris (3)
Brussels (14)
Berlin (15)
Madrid (16)
Moscow (20)

Discuss power, influence, economics, education, wealth, other cultural aspects, etc.

FYI all six from each continent make the Kearney top 20 global list:

https://www.kearney.com/global-cities/2020

This is a list based on global relevance, and influence not by population! This is neither continents top 6 most populated. It's 2021 people, we're digging deeper than population stats. I went ahead and added the global cities ranking in parenthesis next to each city.

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Old 02-22-2021, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Canada
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No Mexico city?
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Old 02-22-2021, 10:30 AM
 
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No Mexico city?
Sorry. Using the global cities index, not by population. I'll clear that up in my OP. Those aren't the top 6 populated cities in Europe either.
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:19 PM
 
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European big six since it's more than just the EU as an entity. It's major cities within major language spheres and three seats of governments that are part of the UN security council. There's just a lot more overall diversity in many ways for the European cities listed.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:01 PM
 
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European all the way. The NA cities you listed are no slouch, but that Euro combination is a beast.
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Old 02-24-2021, 02:08 PM
 
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If this would have had Mexico City, Montreal, Guadalajara, Monterrey and/or Quebec City this would have been more interesting. Meh. Europe all the way no competition.
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Old 02-24-2021, 03:15 PM
 
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If this would have had Mexico City, Montreal, Guadalajara, Monterrey and/or Quebec City this would have been more interesting. Meh. Europe all the way no competition.
Having at the very least Mexico City, Montreal and New Orleans would of helped, as they spice up the continent.
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Old 02-24-2021, 03:15 PM
 
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Easily the European, look at the representation. London-Paris should have equal clout to New York-Los Angeles, and then you have a Spanish, Dutch, German and Russian city vs. four Anglo cities. Chicago and Toronto really are the bottom of this pack.

I know the OP did try to use a cited source with good reasoning, which is much better than arbitrary lists so I won't argue with what's presented. But definitely agree a Montreal/Quebec City and Mexico City in place of Chicago/TO would make this a very even match in my mind.
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Old 02-24-2021, 04:02 PM
 
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Been to the six European citys and yes Europe by far more dynamic. How ever I mat be just used to the US .
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Essex County, MA
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There are plenty of cities that I’d substitute in for Brussels. I’m sure it ranks high because of its importance to the EU, but it feels much smaller than other cities like Barcelona, Amsterdam, Vienna, etc.

However, Europe wins this match up regardless because of London+Paris.

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Having at the very least Mexico City, Montreal and New Orleans would of helped, as they spice up the continent.
New Orleans is tiny. Maybe Miami instead?
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