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The states of the north-east USA, such as Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Discussion of a population shift from the snowbelt to the sunbelt was frequent in the 1970s, but Essletzbichler (2004) AAAG94, 3 maintains that the snowbelt/sunbelt dichotomy collapsed in the 1990s.

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