The politics in the west leans towards the Democratic party,
The culture of the west is built around tourism.
In California, New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas has Hispanic and Spanish, along with Nevada,Utah, and Colorado.
Alaska is home to few people, mostly natives that have lived there before.
California is home to the country's largest city, Los Angeles, which is holds a big tourist attraction, Hollywood. Nevada is home to Los Vegas.
The American southwest are forested mountains like the Sierra Nevada and The Rockys.
Then the Cascades which is in the Pacific northwest which are temperate rainforests. They also include the Great plains.