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Can We Actually Guess Which State You Live In?
by Zoe Samuel
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"E pluribus unum" is the traditional motto of the United States. It's Latin, and translates as "Out of many, one." The United States may be one nation, but it is made up of 50 states, several territories, and a district. Those 50 states alone are a tremendously varied collection of regional cultures, lifestyles, religious groups and industries.

Listen to a political analyst and they'll describe the nation with words like "the Rust Belt" and "the Left Coast" but these terms are reductive and demean the proud regional cultures that make up the USA. Some parts of the country have a long history going back to the nation's founding, with some events to be proud of, and some to be a little squeamish about. Others were born in the era of expansion, when Manifest Destiny prompted Americans to push west until they met the Pacific, building farms, digging mines and establishing trade with the far east.

Some parts of the country even have their own cuisine, prompting the creation of "California-style pizza", "Chicago-style pizza" and "New York-style pizza" joints all over the world. With all these tiny variations in the culture, how could anyone say for sure where someone lives with just a simple questionnaire? Take this quiz, and you'll find out.

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