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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...

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    The Real Reason Russia Sold Alaska To The United States - Grunge

    The Real Reason Russia Sold Alaska To The United States - Grunge

    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...

    What Pre-American Alaska Was Really Like - Grunge

    What Pre-American Alaska Was Really Like - Grunge

    Pre-American Alaska wasn't the same as it is now—the wildlife wasn't the same, the landscape wasn't the same, and it definitely didn't look the same. But more importantly, the people who lived in pre-American Alaska had to learn how to survive in a sometimes harsh and inhospitable landscape, and they didn't have the benefit of roads or supermarkets or...

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