I read an article by historian Colin Woodard a few months past. The author purported to have divided America into eleven "nations" the same being a sociological division. Interesting enough that I wrote the accompanying piece but did not post it on STSTT at the time. Actually, I keep such stuff in a private blog. I keep lots of stuff there, most of which you will never see because to some degree, it is a journal. Private.
Interesting division. According to this map, I was born right smack at the point where the Midlands, the Far West, and El Norte converge. After a brief interlude in Greater Appalachia, my next four years were spent in the western Midlands. After that, we moved to The Far West where the balance of my formative years was spent. A brief stint in a factory at one of the points where Greater Appalachia meets The Midlands was sufficient to convince me a college education was in my future, so a move to The Left Coast to accomplish that end. Sometime before graduating, I married a girl from a city on the border of The Midlands and Greater Appalachia.
After a few years on the Left Coast, it seemed that the Midwest was beckoning, so we moved into an area which is here designated Greater Appalachia and we bounced around in Greater Appalachia and The Midlands. Retirement reintroduced me to El Norte wherein I have wintered several years.
My travels have taken me to all the Nations on this map, including both far-flung sections of New France; forty-eight US states, three Canadian provinces and a Mexican state, in fact.