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The Day America Told The Truth is the title of a non-fiction book co-written by James Patterson and Peter Kim. It was originally published in 1991. Non-fiction is an account or representation of a subject which is presented as fact. ... James Patterson is an award winning American author. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The sub title of the book is: What People Really Believe About Everything That Really Matters. There were several editions, and among them a hard cover version issued in New York by Prentice Hall Press in 1991 with ISBN 0134634802. 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The book provides a wealth of information about how many different demographic groups of people within the United States, defined by various criteria, feel about issues ranging from race to sex to personal honesty. It has chiefly become famous, however, for the co-authors' geographical division of the country into nine moral regions, based largely upon the observations first made by Joel Garreau in his earlier book, The Nine Nations of North America, but with two important differences, those being Garreau's "nations" of The Foundry and Dixie — in each case, where Garreau saw only one psychographic entity, Patterson and Kim claim to have discovered two: The Foundry is further subdivided into Metropolis, comprising the eastern seaboard, and the Rust Belt, consisting of the Great Lakes region, while Dixie is split into the New South, encompassing most of the area covered by the Census Bureau's South Atlantic States, and Old Dixie, which includes the Southern states that have coastlines on the Gulf of Mexico rather than the Atlantic Ocean, along with the landlocked states that lie due north of these (in addition, Patterson and Kim do not recognize Garreau's placement of South Florida with much of the Caribbean in his "nation" of "The Islands," choosing to place it in the New South instead). A demographic or demographic profile is a term used in marketing and broadcasting, to describe a demographic grouping or a market segment. ... Joel Garreau (born 1948) is a journalist and author. ... The Nine Nations of North America was a book written in 1981 by Joel Garreau. ... The Foundry, according to Joel Garreau, is a coherent nation made up of the eastern seaboard of the United States except New England, along with the Great Lakes region (including those parts of the Canadian province of Ontario which border the lakes) except for the Lake Superior shoreline, plus the... DIXIES LAND, 1904 postcard Dixie is a nickname for the Southern United States. ... A metropolis (in Greek metera = mother and polis = city/town) is a major city (nowadays in most cases with a population of at least one million), which is a significant economical, political and cultural center for some country or region, and usually an important hub for international connections and communications. ... Categories: US geography stubs ... The Rust Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States, roughly between Chicago and New York City, whose economy was formerly based largely on heavy industry, manufacturing, and associated industries. ... The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes on or near the United States-Canadian border. ... New South is a term that has been used intermittently since the American Civil War to describe the American South, in whole or in part. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The South Atlantic States form one of the nine divisions within the United States that are formally recognized by that countrys census bureau. ... Gulf of Mexico in 3D perspective. ...

Rather than this being evidence of Patterson and Kim disagreeing with Garreau, these differences can plausibly be seen in the context of an update from Garreau's schematic, as the "greed decade" of the 1980s helped wean the Northeastern megalopolis off of its previous dependence upon heavy industry, while the Sun Belt phenomenon brought about certain fundamental changes in the South Atlantic states, but not elsewhere in the South (Garreau's book was published in 1981, ten years before Patterson and Kim's). The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive, informally sometimes including the years 1979, 1990 and 1991. ... Megalopolis (Greek: large city, great city) can mean: The city of Megalópoli (Μεγαλοπολη), Megalopolis, Greece. ... The Sun Belt, highlighted in red For the NCAA Division I conference, see Sun Belt Conference The Sun Belt is a region of the United States generally considered to stretch across the South and Southwest. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Besides the above differences, Patterson and Kim also use different names for all of their other moral regions, except New England; Garreau's Breadbasket is instead called The Granary, the "Empty Quarter" is renamed Marlboro Country, the region Garreau calls "Mexamerica" is changed, somewhat awkwardly, to L.A.-Mex by Patterson and Kim, while "Ecotopia" in Garreau's geography becomes the Pac Rim in the newer book, which, unlike the earlier work, does not extend any of the entities beyond the borders of the United States (rendering the latter's Quebec irrelevant); otherwise, the boundaries of these regions differ little if at all in the two systems. This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Official languages French Flower White garden lily Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Lieutenant-Governor Lise Thibault Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 75 24 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 2nd 1,542,056 km² 1,183...

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