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Old 01-11-2020, 05:42 PM   #1
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Americas

https://www.businessinsider.com/actu...as-map-2013-11

This caught my eye cuz it reminds me of a conversation I had elsewhere wherein I asserted we're not as cohesive or monolithic as non-americans think we are.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:34 AM   #2
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Yeah, I posted that map a while back. Some people claimed Greater Appalachia is more extensive than shown.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:07 AM   #3
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Yeah, I'd like to see this investigated further. I was raised in the Midlands but the folks who value moderation have largely moved out following the jobs. I'm sure there were changes in the Southern cities as well when places like Charlotte NC received an influx from the Rust Belt. I'd guess we're Appalachia now, as reflected in the churches and the voting booth.


"The Midlands"

Politically moderate though somewhat inward looking despite a fair amount of ethnic diversity, the legacy of having been settled by both Germans and English Quakers. "It shares the Yankee belief that society should be organized to benefit ordinary people, though it rejects top-down government intervention."

"Greater Appalachia"

Founded by war-ravaged British subjects, this region has a mercurial set of values, having supported the Union during the Civil War but now favoring conservative ethics.
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Old 01-12-2020, 09:27 AM   #4
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Okay, it looks like he addressed that...

"Tidewater"

In the South but not of the South. Places a premium on tradition but today is "in decline" as Yankee values have breached through the Mason-Dixon line and have begun trickling into places like Charlotte.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:21 AM   #5
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El Norte fits.
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