What do you think is the best region in the best country in the world? The Northeast with its historic cities like Pittsburgh and Philadelphia? Or the West and its geographical diversity? Nice try. It's the Midwest. Or at least this Twitter account thinks so.
'Midwest vs. Everybody' is on a mission to rightfully represent and defend 'THE #1 region' in the US, and its tweets are hilariously convincing. Whether we're talking about the people, the climate, or the nature, continue scrolling and check out what life in the Midwest is really like!
Midwest, also called Middle West or the North Central States, is a region in northern and central United States, lying midway between the Appalachians and the Rocky Mountains and north of the Ohio River and the 37th parallel.
The Midwest—as defined by the federal government—comprises the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
Actually composed of two regions, the Northwest Territory, or the Old Northwest, and the Great Plains, you could say the Midwest has become more an idea than a region: an area of immense diversity but somehow consciously representative of a national average.
"'Midwest vs. Everybody' was a build-out of our original page, Iowa Chill," the creators of the fun online project told Bored Panda. "Most of the following is from the Midwest and we figured that people in Iowa have had similar experiences to people in Ohio or Indiana."
"All of the people that run the account live in the Midwest. We endorse the simple and warm culture of living in an area of the Midwest that is usually seen as a flyover," the team explained.
The Northwest Territory entered the United States in 1783 at the conclusion of the American Revolution and was organized under a series of ordinances that set the precedent for the admission of future territories into the Union.
The Great Plains entered the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase. The Plains were to develop primarily agriculturally, but the Northwest Territory, blessed with both fertile soil and valuable natural resources (coal, oil, iron ore, and limestone), would develop both industrially and agriculturally.
Despite regional economic shifts adverse to the Midwest, the region has continued to be the most important economic region in the United Stated, leading all other sections in value added by manufacture and in total value of farm marketings.