The Real Reason Russia Sold Alaska To The United States
We're probably not going to buy Greenland. Sorry, folks. But not long ago, the United States set its sights on another Arctic territory, and today it's the proud owner of the Land of the Midnight Sun, a state rich in oil, fish, minerals, natural wonders, and snow. Nowadays it would be pretty hard to imagine the 49 United States, or the Canadian province of Alaska, but back in the mid-1800s not everyone thought it was such a great idea to bring those frozen northern lands into the fold...