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Frostbelt-Sunbelt shift

The Frostbelt-Sunbelt shift refers a demographic trend in the United States that began in the 1950s and accelerated in the 1980s whereby population has slowly migrated from the traditionally-dominant North to the previously rural and underdeveloped South.

This shift has had significant economic and political consequences for the United States as a whole, particularly as concerns the Electoral College.

References

  • http://americandreamcoalition.org/adcblog2/?p=537
  • http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/21/AR2006122101935.html

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