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Author Topic: US/European state comparison #5: Ireland is most like what U.S. state?  (Read 3946 times)
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« on: February 20, 2009, 01:47:09 am »
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Past results:

4) Serbia
1) 17.6% - Massachusetts
2) 11.8% - South Carolina
3) 12-way tie for third


3) Norway
1) 28.1% - Minnesota
2) 25.0% - Alaska
3) 21.9% - Maine
4) 9.4% - North Dakota
5) 6.3% - Vermont

2) Belgium
1) 21.7% - Maryland
2) 17.4% - Louisiana
3) 13.0% - Maine
3) 13.0% - Vermont
5) 8.7% - New Jersey

1) Germany
1) 33.3% - Pennsylvania
2) 26.7% - California
3) 13.3% - Wisconsin
4) 6.7% - Illinois
4) 6.7% - Minnesota
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 01:56:08 am »
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People clearly had a hard time picking a state for Serbia. Considering how it has been in the news quite a bit since the 90s, I thought maybe more people could form an opinion. I went with an easier country this time, though I suspect MA or RI will win due to their large Irish-American populations making it not terribly interesting, but w/e. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 01:58:11 am »
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Population in the CO,AL,SC,LA,KY area.  Land size in the SC,ME,WV area.  Closest to AL,CN,LA in total GDP.  Since Alabama is full of Irish, it's got to be Alabama.  But that's kind of mean to Ireland.  So....Georgia it is.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 02:30:53 am »
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It kind of reminds me of New Mexico in a way... The Catholic area is conquered by it's big Anglo Protestant neighbor. The southern areas of Mexico are left to the Mexicans, but America keeps the northern part. Many white people move in etc.
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Closest to AL,CN,LA in total GDP.  

Ireland GDP (2007)
IMF: $261 billion
World Bank: $255 billion

According to wiki, which seems to be sourcing the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the figures for the states you cite are:
Connecticut: $216 billion
Louisiana: $216 billion
Alabama: $166 billion

But Minnesota ($255 billion) and Maryland ($269 billion) are much closer to the Irish figures.

On a per capita basis, only Delaware seems to be a reasonable comparison.

Since Alabama is full of Irish, it's got to be Alabama.  

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Closest to AL,CN,LA in total GDP.  

Ireland GDP (2007)
IMF: $261 billion
World Bank: $255 billion

According to wiki, which seems to be sourcing the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the figures for the states you cite are:
Connecticut: $216 billion
Louisiana: $216 billion
Alabama: $166 billion

But Minnesota ($255 billion) and Maryland ($269 billion) are much closer to the Irish figures.
Wiki gave me $188 billion for Ireland.  link
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Since Alabama is full of Irish, it's got to be Alabama.  


My apologies.  I've always heard the south is full of Scots-Irish and just went with that assumption.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 01:26:25 pm »
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Big difference between Irish and Scots-Irish, deadman.  The latter really aren't even "Irish" at all, merely Scottish lowlanders transplanted to Northern Ireland.
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 01:34:40 pm »
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I've changed my vote to Conn.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 04:00:45 pm »
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Though it's too obvious, Massachusetts.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 04:11:17 pm »
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Does any US state match the Irish standard of living?  I strongly doubt it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 04:25:05 pm »
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Closest to AL,CN,LA in total GDP.  

Ireland GDP (2007)
IMF: $261 billion
World Bank: $255 billion

According to wiki, which seems to be sourcing the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the figures for the states you cite are:
Connecticut: $216 billion
Louisiana: $216 billion
Alabama: $166 billion

But Minnesota ($255 billion) and Maryland ($269 billion) are much closer to the Irish figures.
Wiki gave me $188 billion for Ireland.  link
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Since Alabama is full of Irish, it's got to be Alabama.  


My apologies.  I've always heard the south is full of Scots-Irish and just went with that assumption.

The South (or, rather, southern Appalachia) is full of Scots-Irish. But Scots-Irish are from Northern Ireland, not Ireland, and aren't included in Irish under most definitions.

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 04:31:08 pm »

Kansas.

Ireland's stereotypical image is one of being a nation of potato growers. Kansas is about as agrarian as it comes.
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Does any US state match the Irish standard of living?  I strongly doubt it.

Ignorance.

Kansas.

Ireland's stereotypical image is one of being a nation of potato growers. Kansas is about as agrarian as it comes.

Peter I like you, but epic fail.

Mass, NY, etc are too "Irish" (inverted commas important) to be truly Irish, no-one truly Irish - that is living in Ireland - could ever be that "Irish" (or "Oirish"), of course I'm completely depending on a stereotype much replayed in the media (or meeja) here for my argument. The South doesn't make much sense, neither does New England - other than perhaps Rhode Island, saying that out loud I'll go with Rhode Island.
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« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 05:50:36 pm »
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Oh yeah, I was the first to vote, and I voted Rhode Island
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I voted Indiana, based on landscape and population distribution.
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Kansas.

Ireland's stereotypical image is one of being a nation of potato growers. Kansas is about as agrarian as it comes.

Idaho = potato
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« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2009, 12:10:09 pm »
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     Since Massachusetts/Rhode Island will win regardless of what I do, I just went ahead & voted Idaho. They're both known for potatoes after all.
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« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2009, 04:25:28 pm »
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Kansas.

Ireland's stereotypical image is one of being a nation of potato growers. Kansas is about as agrarian as it comes.

Idaho = potato
The reason Idaho is known for potatoes is because that's one of the only vegetables profitable on its barren soil.  It's more of a comparative advantage-type situation than anything.
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2009, 04:41:23 pm »
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A More Capitalist Rhode Island.
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Virginia, with West Virginia representing the Province? Wink
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Virginia, with West Virginia representing the Province? Wink

Huh? Virginia, ehhhmm.. No.

P.S: Epic Fail for those who mentioned Potatoes.
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Virginia, with West Virginia representing the Province? Wink

Huh? Virginia, ehhhmm.. No.

P.S: Epic Fail for those who mentioned Potatoes.

     I practically said that I was mentioning it in jest.
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Virginia, with West Virginia representing the Province? Wink

Huh? Virginia, ehhhmm.. No.

P.S: Epic Fail for those who mentioned Potatoes.

Hey I love potaters - and I have Irish citizenship so I can declare my love
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