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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? The map that shows how the U.S. was divided...
Mail Online ^ | 10 November 2013 | Alex Greig

Posted on 11/10/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by Bratch

...into separate cultures as settlers spread West


You might think you live in a nation of 50 unified states, but according to author and journalist Colin Woodard, the U.S. is a lot less united than we like to think.

According to Woodard, the country is divided not by state lines but is in fact separated into 11 neatly delineated nation states where dominant cultures are explained by who their early settlers were 'and the lasting cultural fissures they established.'

Woodard writes in Tufts University's alumni magazine that the original North American cultures developed in isolation from each other in distinct regions settled by Britain, France, the Netherlands and Spain.

Settlers spread across the US, establishing cultural norms and ideals as they went. The strip of land along the eastern seacoast was settled primarily by English colonists in the 17th century while the Dutch colony centered on present-day New York City was a barrier to British expansion. The Spanish created settlements from the late 1500s in the Southwest and the French colonized areas of Canada as well as the Hudson bay and Louisiana.

Each had their own religious, political and cultural traits.

'Throughout the colonial period and the Early Republic, they saw themselves as competitors,' writes Woodard, 'for land, capital, and other settlers - and even as enemies, taking opposing sides in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the Civil War.'

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TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: nationstates; regions; us
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Which of the 11 American nations do you live in? The map that shows how the U.S. was divided into separate cultures as settlers spread West


1 posted on 11/10/2013 6:30:51 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Another BS book. Just look at the description of “Deep South” and “Left Coast” to quickly detect the heavy bias.


2 posted on 11/10/2013 6:32:48 PM PST by winner3000
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To: Bratch

LOL...South Florida is an entity unto itself!


3 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:12 PM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: left that other site

It is called the Conch republic or North cuba depending on who you talk to


4 posted on 11/10/2013 6:39:40 PM PST by scottteng (Tax government employees til they quit and find something useful to do)
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To: Bratch

I’ve lived in at least 5 of those, who can top that?


5 posted on 11/10/2013 6:42:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("Many on the left see faith & family as oppressive, the right sees them as indispensable." Palin)
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To: Bratch

6 posted on 11/10/2013 6:43:40 PM PST by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: Bratch

“Tidewater!” What a marvelous, evocative, and fresh-sounding name!

“Bilgewater” is more accurate.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 6:43:56 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Bratch

Author Joel Garreau wrote of this in 1981 in The Nine Nations of North America. he had no real political ax to grind and his vision was not entirely without foundation. This, on the other hand seems decidedly flawed in that it elevates one type of culture above all. That which leads directly to Progressivism. One other thing, the auithor of this does not reference the fact that Black Urban culture spans the urban centers of this nation.


8 posted on 11/10/2013 6:51:04 PM PST by xkaydet65 (.You have never tasted freedom, else you would know it is purchased not with gold but with steel)
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To: Bratch

Bttt.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 6:59:30 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: Slyfox

You DO know that if it wasn’t for a couple of Tennesseans (David Crockett and Samuel Houston) Texas would be North Mexico today.....


10 posted on 11/10/2013 7:08:19 PM PST by JW1949
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To: Slyfox

LOL That’s funny but I see that the Texan who made that thinks CO is north of WY.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 7:15:45 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: left that other site
LOL...South Florida is an entity unto itself!

Laugh it up.
Nothing really funny about history.

St Augustine Florida is the oldest continuously (European) populated city in the United States. And, as territory if Spain, it remained Spanish until 1763, just short of 200 years, roughly half of its existence.

So it's not unexpected that it might have a uniquely different population and culture.

12 posted on 11/10/2013 7:22:48 PM PST by publius911 (At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: winner3000

>>Another BS book. Just look at the description of “Deep South” and “Left Coast” to quickly detect the heavy bias.

The bias is just over-the-top. Just pointless for mental masturbation for urban Leftists.


13 posted on 11/10/2013 7:26:21 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bratch
In the northeastern states - Yankeedom, New Netherland and the Midlands - just over four people died per 100,000 by assaults in 2010.

In the southern states - Deep South, Tidewater and Greater Appalachia - there was a rate of seven per 100,000.

It would be interesting to see the statistics they used to arrive at these two statements.
14 posted on 11/10/2013 7:26:32 PM PST by Bratch
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have lived in six, maybe seven. Just can't tell which area the Severn River is. If it is yellow, then seven. We lived in ten different states. I was raised in the Deep South, but have Appalachian heritage.

There are so many differences between each state and even within the same state.

15 posted on 11/10/2013 7:39:07 PM PST by AUsome Joy
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To: Slyfox

You know that if they split Alaska in Half, Texas would be the third largest state.


16 posted on 11/10/2013 7:39:25 PM PST by crz
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To: Bratch

Greater Appalachia and darned grateful for it

8 generations family from West, by G.D, Virginia
Mountaineers are Always Free

27 years in E. Tenn.

Gonna have ta pry me outta here with a crowbar


17 posted on 11/10/2013 7:52:03 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have worked for extended in and with heirs to all of them except El Norte.

Being Appalachian, and therefore “not quite white”, and growing up on the cultural frontier between the Hatfields and McCoys and the peaceful Ozzies and Harriets of the middle America/middle German/Mennonite tribe, I can attest to this guy’s accuracy.

Albion’s Seed is yet another work in this line. Both are spot on.

I have read Woodard’s book several times.

Read this article as well....

http://www.tufts.edu/alumni/magazine/fall2013/features/up-in-arms.html

“Over the decades, Deep South has become strongly allied with Greater Appalachia and Tidewater, and more tenuously with the Far West. Their combined agenda—to slash taxes, regulations, social services, and federal powers—is opposed by a Yankee-led bloc that includes New Netherland and the Left Coast. Other nations, especially the Midlands and El Norte, often hold the swing vote, whether in a presidential election or a congressional battle over health care reform.”

Bloomberg, for example, is a classic Dutch Poltroon.

He does also overlook the “transnation” urban black culture as noted by another Freeper comment in this thread.


18 posted on 11/10/2013 7:58:18 PM PST by Lowell1775
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To: Bratch

AS for “New France”, I believe the author missed the correct line of delineation.

He has, as a border, Avoyelles Parish. Next to it is Rapides Parish where the regional V.A. hospital is located, since there hasn’t been one in New Orleans, since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The telephone system at the Rapides Parish V.A.M.C., speaks in English, and Cajun French.


19 posted on 11/10/2013 8:00:08 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: winner3000

the left coast...touted as being the home to the entrepreneurial mindset is in fact heavily polluted by those mentally distorted by the elitist mindset.

I live...here.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 8:05:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Visit http://icantenroll.com/ In Glitch We Trust....;o})
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To: Bratch

This reminded me of the old “World According to Reagan” map.
http://jeffpelline.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/the-world-according-to-ronald-reagan.jpg


21 posted on 11/10/2013 8:07:24 PM PST by Baumer (Most areas of Washington are Republican)
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To: JW1949
You DO know that if it wasn’t for a couple of Tennesseans (David Crockett and Samuel Houston) Texas would be North Mexico today.....

That's quite true. But the first huge influx of Americans into the Republic of Texas came from the Deep South thru the "Gateway of Texas", Nacogdoches. My family came to Texas in 1839. Originally from South Carolina, they came here from Alabama.

Most of my paternal ancestors are buried in Nacogdoches County and I will be too...

22 posted on 11/10/2013 8:07:42 PM PST by Antoninus II
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To: Bratch

I live in northeast Mexico (southeast Texas)! /s


23 posted on 11/10/2013 8:09:03 PM PST by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian *born again believer in Jesus Christ* Black Man!)
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To: ForAmerica

I live in the deep south:

I wish I was in the land ob cotton old time daredum not forgotten, look away look away look away Dixieland, etc.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 8:21:58 PM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Bratch
The original Tufts article is full of so much hatred for the South and country people that I could barely stand to read it. The guy does make some good points, though: New York and that area really is New Amsterdam, priortizing the collective over individual rights. Also, Greater Appalachia really does extend all the way through Oklahoma to North Texas.
25 posted on 11/10/2013 8:44:06 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: left that other site

LOL...South Florida is an entity unto itself!


Yep, we are!


26 posted on 11/10/2013 9:13:30 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
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To: Slyfox
Great map!...lol...It kinda reminds me of how an old girlfriend from Texas explained texas swagger to me....They compensate any...errr...little shortcomings they may have by buying a bigger belt buckle......*W*..Did u draw that map??....She may have known you
27 posted on 11/10/2013 10:06:24 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: M-cubed

I was not aware of any Texas shortcomngs. ;)


28 posted on 11/10/2013 11:59:19 PM PST by SailormanCGA72
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To: scottteng

Yep!


29 posted on 11/11/2013 4:00:42 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: publius911

I love St Augustine, but it is not exactly “South” Florida. It takes me five hours to get there from the “Deep” South.


30 posted on 11/11/2013 4:03:54 AM PST by left that other site (.)
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To: BradyLS
“Bilgewater” is more accurate.

I beg to differ. Tidewater, as it's been called for a very long time, is a beautiful place and is rich in history.

31 posted on 11/11/2013 10:37:38 AM PST by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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