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Who you are is a "State-of-mind"—literally! In fact, views on issues like taxes, transportation, religion and real estate, are directly influenced by the crooked lines and odd breaks of our great nation. Take a ride as we hit the road, offering observations about the ways state borders influence how we think, speak and act. Why do some Pennsylvania Amish use cell phones? Why do New Englanders drop the pronunciation of the letter "r"? Find out when the hit HISTORY series, How The States Got Their Shape, moves exclusively to H2 for a new season, and reveals the surprising clues are all right on our map.

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Who you are is a "State-of-mind"—literally! In fact, views on issues like taxes, transportation, religion and real estate, are directly influenced by the crooked lines and odd breaks of our great nation. Take a ride as we hit the road, offering observations about the ways state borders influence how we think, speak and act. Why do some Pennsylvania Amish use cell phones? Why do New Englanders drop the pronunciation of the letter "r"? Find out when the hit HISTORY series, How The States Got Their Shape, moves exclusively to H2 for a new season, and reveals the surprising clues are all right on our map.

    • EPISODE 1

    Red State vs. Blue State

    It's a rivalry that tears us apart every four years, but how did our nation divide into red states vs. blue states, and what happens to the states caught in the middle?

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    • 21 Minutes

    It's a rivalry that tears us apart every four years, but how did our nation divide into red states vs. blue states, and what happens to the states caught in the middle?

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    • 21 Minutes
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    White Collar vs. Blue Collar

    Deep in the Rust Belt the white collar and blue collar divide has shaped our cities and our states. How did this rivalry change the way we all bring home the bacon?

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    Deep in the Rust Belt the white collar and blue collar divide has shaped our cities and our states. How did this rivalry change the way we all bring home the bacon?

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 3

    Hillbilly vs. Redneck

    Two underdogs of American culture go head to head to prove how hillbillies and rednecks have shaped our states.

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    Two underdogs of American culture go head to head to prove how hillbillies and rednecks have shaped our states.

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    • EPISODE 4

    Hatfields vs. McCoys

    America's most iconic rivalry was more than just a feud between families. The fight between the Hatfields and McCoys nearly launched a war between two states.

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    America's most iconic rivalry was more than just a feud between families. The fight between the Hatfields and McCoys nearly launched a war between two states.

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    • EPISODE 5

    North vs. South

    It's America's original rivalry, a divide that was so wide it took a war to close the gap. But have we really reunited, or are we still fighting a culture war?

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    It's America's original rivalry, a divide that was so wide it took a war to close the gap. But have we really reunited, or are we still fighting a culture war?

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    • EPISODE 6

    Bigfoot vs. Aliens

    America is a nation under siege by unexplained phenomena. Whether you're afraid of Bigfoot or alien invasion might depend on what state you call home.

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    America is a nation under siege by unexplained phenomena. Whether you're afraid of Bigfoot or alien invasion might depend on what state you call home.

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    • EPISODE 7

    Great Lakes, Big Stakes

    Battles over access to lakefront property have made the Great Lakes region the most contested land on the entire map, and even pushed the states to a border war.

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    Battles over access to lakefront property have made the Great Lakes region the most contested land on the entire map, and even pushed the states to a border war.

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    • EPISODE 8

    Battle of the Bible Belt

    With 85% of Americans affiliated with an organized religion, we're a nation of believers, but have we always practiced what we preached?

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    With 85% of Americans affiliated with an organized religion, we're a nation of believers, but have we always practiced what we preached?

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    • EPISODE 9

    Vice vs. Virtue

    Americans have a lot of vices and they don't just stay in Vegas. From drugs to gambling, the state you live in may shape how bad you can be.

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    Americans have a lot of vices and they don't just stay in Vegas. From drugs to gambling, the state you live in may shape how bad you can be.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • EPISODE 10

    Midwest vs. The Rest

    It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.

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    It's the glue that holds our map together and feeds America, but the Midwest is more than just state fairs and flyover country.

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    • EPISODE 11

    Is West Best?

    Americans have been racing to tame the West since they first set foot on the continent, but now that the West has been won, what's next? Is the West still the best.

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    Americans have been racing to tame the West since they first set foot on the continent, but now that the West has been won, what's next? Is the West still the best.

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    • EPISODE 12

    City vs. Country

    In the battle between city and country, it looks like the city is coming out ahead in population, but is there something about the country that all the city slickers are missing? And how has the move from rural to urban changed the shapes of our states and cities?

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    In the battle between city and country, it looks like the city is coming out ahead in population, but is there something about the country that all the city slickers are missing? And how has the move from rural to urban changed the shapes of our states and cities?

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    • EPISODE 13

    East vs. West

    The squabble between east coast and west coast leaves the rest of the country stuck in the middle. It's a rivalry that has made its way into our popular culture, but is there any common ground in this continental tug of war?

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    The squabble between east coast and west coast leaves the rest of the country stuck in the middle. It's a rivalry that has made its way into our popular culture, but is there any common ground in this continental tug of war?

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    • EPISODE 14

    Rebels & Outlaws

    We may be a law-abiding nation but we also admire the outlaw, and the clash between rebels and the rules has shaped our states. Which states like to make their own rules, and which do the heat have on lockdown?

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    We may be a law-abiding nation but we also admire the outlaw, and the clash between rebels and the rules has shaped our states. Which states like to make their own rules, and which do the heat have on lockdown?

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    • EPISODE 15

    Mess with Texas

    Everything is bigger in Texas. It's the only state that acts like a country, but has it grown too big for its britches? We'll mess with Texas to settle this ten-gallon rivalry.

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    Everything is bigger in Texas. It's the only state that acts like a country, but has it grown too big for its britches? We'll mess with Texas to settle this ten-gallon rivalry.

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    • EPISODE 16

    State vs. State

    We're the united states, but make no mistake - sometimes, it's every state for itself. At one point or another, nearly every state has pulled a power play that has changed the map to its own advantage. Which states are the worst offenders, and which are the biggest losers? And how much can you get away with before the other states cry foul?

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    We're the united states, but make no mistake - sometimes, it's every state for itself. At one point or another, nearly every state has pulled a power play that has changed the map to its own advantage. Which states are the worst offenders, and which are the biggest losers? And how much can you get away with before the other states cry foul?

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    • EPISODE 17

    Rich vs. Poor

    Money makes the world go `round and in America, the pursuit of fortune and riches has shaped our states. Some states have built enormous economies on resources like gold, oil, or timber, but they first had to draw their borders around all the riches in order to stake a claim. In the race to grab up all the country's treasures, which states were slowest on the uptake, and which came out on top?

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    Money makes the world go `round and in America, the pursuit of fortune and riches has shaped our states. Some states have built enormous economies on resources like gold, oil, or timber, but they first had to draw their borders around all the riches in order to stake a claim. In the race to grab up all the country's treasures, which states were slowest on the uptake, and which came out on top?

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    • EPISODE 18

    Big vs. Small

    Does size matter when you're a state? Giants like California and Alaska like to throw their weight around but there are some underdogs that can be big bullies when it comes to the map. Big or small, all Americans think their states are equal, but can the little guys cut the big states down to size?

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    Does size matter when you're a state? Giants like California and Alaska like to throw their weight around but there are some underdogs that can be big bullies when it comes to the map. Big or small, all Americans think their states are equal, but can the little guys cut the big states down to size?

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    • EPISODE 19

    The United Shapes of America

    After three years on the road, host Brian Unger is taking a different look at just how our states got their shapes. We'll hear about the unique American values that have made this country what it is today, and travel from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Along the way, Brian reveals that just as we shaped the map, it has shaped us.

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    • 42 Minutes

    After three years on the road, host Brian Unger is taking a different look at just how our states got their shapes. We'll hear about the unique American values that have made this country what it is today, and travel from coast to coast and everywhere in between. Along the way, Brian reveals that just as we shaped the map, it has shaped us.

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    • 42 Minutes
    • EPISODE 101

    Season 2 Sneak Peek

    The new season of How The States Got Their Shapes premieres on Saturday, September 29 at 8/7c, but a special sneak peek is available now!

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    The new season of How The States Got Their Shapes premieres on Saturday, September 29 at 8/7c, but a special sneak peek is available now!

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