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Alaska boundary dispute

For centuries, the boundary between the Alaskan Panhandle and Canada was often ignored partly because it was a rugged wilderness. However, the view changed in the late 19th century following the gold discovery in Klondike, with the panhandle offering access to the goldfields. The gold rush in Yukon increased the region’s population, creating the increasing importance of fixing a defined boundary between Alaska and Canada. The British (representing Canada) and Americans failed to agree in 1898.

Alaska boundary dispute

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