Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

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Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  chefwong le Ven 9 Fév 2007 - 20:44

Hey, my Dad just told me that Alaska once belonged to Russia, I just looked it up and it appears to be true, but I still don't believe. I think it's a giant conspiracy against me.

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  DB.Rider le Ven 9 Fév 2007 - 20:57

Yea man, its true.
It was Sold for pennies aswell.

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Message  Myriam le Ven 9 Fév 2007 - 21:18

Yeah. Your dad's right.

And it's a reason why UK decided to explore and develop Western Canada. (take up the place to be sure the American won't decide to connect their two territories - Alaska and the rest of their country).

Hard to explain in English for me... sorry.

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  emmateash le Sam 10 Fév 2007 - 9:08

Read on wikipedia...and learned in my geo classes Wink I just didn't know how to explain it concretly....

Alaska was first inhabited by humans who came across the Bering Land Bridge. Eventually, Alaska became populated by the Inupiaq, Inuit and Yupik Eskimos, Aleuts, and a variety of Native American groups. Most, if not all, of the pre-Columbian population of the Americas probably took this route and continued further south and east. (see Models of migration to the New World)


In this 1860 map, Russian America (Alaska) was to the west of British America (Canada).The first written accounts indicate that the first Europeans to reach Alaska came from Russia. Vitus Bering sailed east and saw Mt. St. Elias. Alaska became a Russian colony in 1744, but the first Russian settlement, Nikolaevsk on Kodiak Island, was founded only in 1784 by Grigory Shelikhov. The Russian-American Company hunted sea otters for their fur. The colony was never very profitable, because of the costs of transportation. By today the only Russian settlement in Alaska is Nikolaevsk, Alaska on Kenai Peninsula, populated by Old Believers in 1968.

Spaniards explored the coast and made some settlements during the 18th century. Remains of this early period are Spanish names such as Cordova and Valdez.

The news of the British North America Act, 1867, was nervously received in Washington, DC. It would create, on July 1, 1867, "one dominion under the name of Canada", and this led to expressions of "grave misgivings on the establishment of a monarchical state to the north" in what Canadians then called "the republic to the south". (See McNaughton's Short History of Canada.) U.S. Secretary of State William Seward thus urged, and the United States Senate thus approved, the treaty authorizing the purchase of Alaska from Imperial Russia for US$7,200,000 on April 9, 1867. The United States took possession and the American flag was raised over Alaska on October 18, which is commemorated as Alaska Day.

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Message  brigadier le Lun 12 Fév 2007 - 10:42

chefwong a écrit:Hey, my Dad just told me that Alaska once belonged to Russia, I just looked it up and it appears to be true, but I still don't believe. I think it's a giant conspiracy against me.
ouais gros !

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  Ian C le Mer 11 Avr 2007 - 6:47

There was a time when Quebec used to belong to the Cree, the Mic Ma'ac, the Mohawk, Iroquois and Innu too.

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  -- le Mer 11 Avr 2007 - 7:09

Ian C a écrit:There was a time when Quebec used to belong to the Cree, the Mic Ma'ac, the Mohawk, Iroquois and Innu too.

And the the french left like ass holes and then the anglo from Great Britain came and took over them.

We have a nice history. Do we?



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Message  Ian C le Jeu 12 Avr 2007 - 7:19

Next will be the invasion of British Columbians on Quebec and everyone will be forced to speak tofu!

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Message  -- le Jeu 12 Avr 2007 - 7:27

Ian C a écrit:Next will be the invasion of British Columbians on Quebec and everyone will be forced to speak tofu!

Nice!

Ian, i kept a page of yesterdays La Presse paper. They wehre talkin about baby names, popular in Canada. Maaaaaaaaan, BC parents are weiiiird maaaaaaaan. SOunds like death metal bands:

-Repent of your sins
-Repent or burn for ever
-Messaih is coming
-Gods loving kindness

Good thing, they all got refused by hte goverment to protect the child future.

Craaaazy.

We are boring in Quebec, or we like strip club dancers name:

-Caresse
-Ivory
-Julia c'est un ange

La Presse, cahier Actuel, page 5
10 Avril 2007

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  Ian C le Ven 13 Avr 2007 - 16:06

I just learned today that friday the thirteenth is and the number 13 are considered superstitious becuase of the norse legend that said 12 gods were celbrating a dinner party in Valhalla when a 13th uninvited god showed up and had a few of them killed, that god's name is Loki. That's the name I gave my daughter 6 months ago.

Maybe we are all satanist in BC, muuuhhahaha

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Re: Did Alaska Once Belong To Russia?

Message  chefwong le Ven 13 Avr 2007 - 16:58

Progressive Coservative Satanists? I don't know about that, but if you eat your Cherios they'll lower your cholesterol.

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