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Alaska Purchase


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(1867)

The purchase by the USA of Alaska from Russia for $200,000 (less than five cents a hectare) arranged by William H. Seward. It remained an unorganized territory until 1884. Despite extensive copper and gold discoveries there was little population growth.

Subjects: World History.


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