The purchase of Alaska

AlaskaA check for 7.2 million dollars, the presentation for payment of the purchase of Alaska. The amount of the check is roughly equivalent to 119 million US dollars in 2014. Empire sold remote and underpopulated area of ​​2 cents per acre, that is nominally a half times less than was sold for 50 years before at the cost of another cent.

Napoleonic France in war and consistent confiscation of the French colonies, Britain much larger 2.1 million square kilometers and is quite historical development of the territory of Louisiana: only for the port of New Orleans America originally proposed $ 10 million in a weight of the dollar the beginning of the XIX century. But the land of Louisiana had to re-buy from their real owners – the Indians who lived on it. Continue reading “The purchase of Alaska”