Yankeedom comprises New England, upstate New York, and much of the industrial midwest, from northern Pennsylvania to Minnesota, Woodard wrote in Tufts University's magazine.
New Netherland is Woodard's name for the greater New York City area - encompassing the city itself as well as northern New Jersey and part of Connecticut.
The Midlands are "America's great swing region," Woodard wrote, citing the region's ethnic diversity and politically moderate views.
The Tidewater region includes coastal areas of colonial states such as Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Greater Appalachia comprises the area from southwestern Pennsylvania and West Virginia, down through the lower Midwest, down through Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and into Oklahoma and Texas.
The Deep South traces its roots to slave societies in the West Indies, where democracy was reserved for the privileged and many were resigned to a life of servitude, Woodard wrote.
The New Orleans area, a progressive hub nestled in the Deep South, makes up what Woodard calls New France, as does the Canadian province of Quebec.
El Norte, comprising southwestern Texas and the Mexican border regions in New Mexico, Arizona, and California, is "a place apart" from the rest of North America, Woodard wrote.
The Far West
Comprising the Great Plains and the Mountain West, Woodard's Far West region "occupies the one part of the continent shaped more by environmental factors than ethnographic ones."
The Left Coast
The Left Coast is the sliver of land that runs up the Pacific coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington, and also includes Juneau, Alaska, and coastal British Columbia.
The largest but least populated of Woodard's nations is First Nation - the region comprising native groups that never gave up their land to white settlers. They mostly reside in harsh Arctic areas in Alaska and northern Canada.
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