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What are the American versions of British cities?

Here are some of my ideas

London - NYC, for obvious reasons.
Birmingham - Chicago. Chicago is in the midwest; Birmingham is in the West Midlands. Both large cities; both also have something of a reputation for crime.
Bristol - Portland. Both west coast cities; both with large anarchist/far left movements with opposition to the police, both with large amounts of drug users.
Brighton - San Francisco. Both the gay capitals of their respective countries.
Leeds - Dallas. Don't really know much about either city but they're both relatively large and both cities have large motorway networks.
Manchester - Atlanta. Again both large cities, both also major transit points in their own countries
Sheffield - Detroit. Post industrial rust belt with lots of crime/deprivation in parts.
Newcastle - Cleveland? Again sort of rust belt area, maybe wrong though. There is also a Cleveland in the Northeast of England.
Glasgow - Houston. Both huge, sprawling metropolises with ridiculously large motorways/highways. Glasgow is probably the most "American" of all the cities here because of its grid road layout. It's also often used as a substitute for New York when filming movies.
Liverpool - New Orleans. Both large port cities, both with their own unique culture. Both cities are predominantly Catholic enclaves within historically Protestant countries. New Orleans has a unique creole culture, Liverpool has a unique culture/dialect of its own made up of lots of different immigrant groups almost forming its own ethnic mix (irish, welsh, scottish ,norwegian/german, chinese etc)
Belfast - Birmingham (Alabama). Both have histories of bombings (lots of bombings in birminghams in the 50s and 60s). Both have issues with conflict (racism/segregation in alabama, the troubles in belfast/northern ireland).

As a general rule of thumb, I would say the north of england particuarly the northwest, as well as scotland and northern ireland are comparable to the American south, whereas the south/east of england are comparable to the American north, and the west coast (california etc).
These comparisons are unfounded
Not even.
UK is UK, no comparisons as much as people are highly influenced by them.
Other than London=NYC or maybe Washington D.C. I have no idea.

I couldn’t even do this between (comparable) European countries.

Maybe Las Vegas with Manchester (I’m thinking about the night life here, I’ve heard the the nightlife is good in those areas)?
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Original post by civicpride2506
What are the American versions of British cities?
Here are some of my ideas
London - NYC, for obvious reasons.
Birmingham - Chicago. Chicago is in the midwest; Birmingham is in the West Midlands. Both large cities; both also have something of a reputation for crime.
Bristol - Portland. Both west coast cities; both with large anarchist/far left movements with opposition to the police, both with large amounts of drug users.
Brighton - San Francisco. Both the gay capitals of their respective countries.
Leeds - Dallas. Don't really know much about either city but they're both relatively large and both cities have large motorway networks.
Manchester - Atlanta. Again both large cities, both also major transit points in their own countries
Sheffield - Detroit. Post industrial rust belt with lots of crime/deprivation in parts.
Newcastle - Cleveland? Again sort of rust belt area, maybe wrong though. There is also a Cleveland in the Northeast of England.
Glasgow - Houston. Both huge, sprawling metropolises with ridiculously large motorways/highways. Glasgow is probably the most "American" of all the cities here because of its grid road layout. It's also often used as a substitute for New York when filming movies.
Liverpool - New Orleans. Both large port cities, both with their own unique culture. Both cities are predominantly Catholic enclaves within historically Protestant countries. New Orleans has a unique creole culture, Liverpool has a unique culture/dialect of its own made up of lots of different immigrant groups almost forming its own ethnic mix (irish, welsh, scottish ,norwegian/german, chinese etc)
Belfast - Birmingham (Alabama). Both have histories of bombings (lots of bombings in birminghams in the 50s and 60s). Both have issues with conflict (racism/segregation in alabama, the troubles in belfast/northern ireland).
As a general rule of thumb, I would say the north of england particuarly the northwest, as well as scotland and northern ireland are comparable to the American south, whereas the south/east of england are comparable to the American north, and the west coast (california etc).

Were you high when you compiled this list of tripe? 😂
Original post by civicpride2506
What are the American versions of British cities?

Here are some of my ideas

London - NYC, for obvious reasons.
Birmingham - Chicago. Chicago is in the midwest; Birmingham is in the West Midlands. Both large cities; both also have something of a reputation for crime.
Bristol - Portland. Both west coast cities; both with large anarchist/far left movements with opposition to the police, both with large amounts of drug users.
Brighton - San Francisco. Both the gay capitals of their respective countries.
Leeds - Dallas. Don't really know much about either city but they're both relatively large and both cities have large motorway networks.
Manchester - Atlanta. Again both large cities, both also major transit points in their own countries
Sheffield - Detroit. Post industrial rust belt with lots of crime/deprivation in parts.
Newcastle - Cleveland? Again sort of rust belt area, maybe wrong though. There is also a Cleveland in the Northeast of England.
Glasgow - Houston. Both huge, sprawling metropolises with ridiculously large motorways/highways. Glasgow is probably the most "American" of all the cities here because of its grid road layout. It's also often used as a substitute for New York when filming movies.
Liverpool - New Orleans. Both large port cities, both with their own unique culture. Both cities are predominantly Catholic enclaves within historically Protestant countries. New Orleans has a unique creole culture, Liverpool has a unique culture/dialect of its own made up of lots of different immigrant groups almost forming its own ethnic mix (irish, welsh, scottish ,norwegian/german, chinese etc)
Belfast - Birmingham (Alabama). Both have histories of bombings (lots of bombings in birminghams in the 50s and 60s). Both have issues with conflict (racism/segregation in alabama, the troubles in belfast/northern ireland).

As a general rule of thumb, I would say the north of england particuarly the northwest, as well as scotland and northern ireland are comparable to the American south, whereas the south/east of england are comparable to the American north, and the west coast (california etc).


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