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rxlexi
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Re: Politics

Post by rxlexi » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:09 pm

i'm reading "american nations" right now and it feels very accurate on a macro-level. I appreciate the description of STL as a "border city" straddling the nations of Midlands and Appalachia.
I've not read American Nations but an excellent read with a very similar premise is "The Nine Nations of North America", by Joel Garreau (1981). A fun look at the country at that point in time, and rather accurate in it's divisions. A bonus is that the entire section on the plains nation (i.e. "breadbasket") is centered around KC as the capital city, including a BBQ debate. KC appeared to have substantial extra-regional influence in the late 70's - early 80's.

Well worth the read:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nine_ ... th_America

And 2014 follow up:

https://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2 ... ears-later

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Re: Politics

Post by warwickland » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:54 am

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i live in an extra-territorial annex of THE ISLANDS

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Re: Politics

Post by flyingember » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:32 pm

That map reminded me of something I just heard-

"Make American Mexican Again" The idea that they should get back the land we took.

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FangKC
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Re: Politics

Post by FangKC » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:24 pm

I think those living in The Empty Quarter would be the most insulted by these names.

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