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Old 01-29-2011, 05:35 AM
 
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Why USA is obliged to return Alaska and Aleutskie island to Russia?
1. The Alaskan agreement is not paid.
2. USA have polluted Alaska military rubbish, this harms to nature.
Is it Respectfully yours Blushed Shaper.
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:54 AM
 
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Really? That is rather weak logic there. I am guessing logic isn't your strong suit.

Furthermore do you have a copy of the terms of the sale of Alaska to the United States?
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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"The Alaskan agreement is not paid."

Where is your proof that it is not?
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Old 01-29-2011, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Texas
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"Is it Respectfully yours Blushed Shaper."


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Old 01-29-2011, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Since this is the history forum, legitimate topics are (I suppose) admissiable regardless of the reasoning of the OP.

There is a frail and flimsy argument that the US does not enjoy legitimate sovereignty over Alaska. Mainly centering on the argument that the Russians never established a treaty for Alaska with the natives, and the US came up short on the purchase price by a matter of 100 days intrerest for late payment.

Should U.N. Broker Return of Alaska to Russia?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Hardly a valid arguement, with no merit. At the time, 1867, Sewards Folly, as the purchase was called, was widely considered to be an extravagant outlay of $7.2 million, a huge sum at that time. The Russians needed money and also feared losing Alaska to another major power like England without getting anything in return. The Russians were happy to make the deal, and much of the rest of the world thought that the USA got the worst end of it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Parts Unknown, Northern California
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I think that we should agree to give Alaska back....but only if the Russians promise to take Sarah Palin along with it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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This is an urban legend that has some backing with Russian conspiracy theory websites and the like. Another one is that Alaska wasn't sold but leased for 99 years (similar to Hong Kong) and that Alaska should have been returned to the USSR in the 1960's.
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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I think that we should agree to give Alaska back....but only if the Russians promise to take Sarah Palin along with it.
You're throwing in a certain deal-breaker, thus sabotaging it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Aloverton
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Why USA is obliged to return Alaska and Aleutskie island to Russia?
1. The Alaskan agreement is not paid.
2. USA have polluted Alaska military rubbish, this harms to nature.
Is it Respectfully yours Blushed Shaper.
Why Russia is obliged to return much of Karelia and other border regions to Finland: it stole them. The Finns' claim is a lot more valid.
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