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    After Crimea - will Alaska be next ?

    In 1867, Russia sold the territory of Alaska to the U.S. for $7.2 million. A mere 50 years later, the Americans had earned that amount back 100 times over.

    How could the imperial officials have given up such a choice parcel?

    A petition calling for Russia’s annexation of Alaska that was posted on the White House website gathered more than 35,000 signatures before it was canceled Many people still think that the Americans either stole Alaska from the Russians or leased it and did not return it.

    Despite the widespread myths, the deal was an honest one, and both sides had valid reasons to make it.



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    Do they catch lobsters around Alaska?
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    here is your answer

    Quote Originally Posted by penka View Post
    Do they catch lobsters around Alaska?

    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Can_you_ca...ska?#slide=2:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by robertmf View Post
    A petition calling for Russia’s annexation of Alaska that was posted on the White House website gathered more than 35,000 signatures before it was canceled
    AFAIR, it was over 42K signatures gathered for our annexation of your Ice-Krym.
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    Asch. We don't need this Alaska!
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    Quote Originally Posted by penka View Post
    Do they catch lobsters around Alaska?
    Very large King Crab.

    [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_crab"]King crab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    The Pacific doesn't have a continental shelf as does the Atlantic.


    [WIKIPEDIA] Continental shelves teem with life, because of the sunlight available in shallow waters, in contrast to the biotic desert of the oceans' abyssal plain. The pelagic (water column) environment of the continental shelf constitutes the neritic zone, and the benthic (sea floor) province of the shelf is the sublittoral zone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robertmf View Post
    Very large King Crab.

    King crab - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Pacific doesn't have a continental shelf as does the Atlantic.


    [WIKIPEDIA] Continental shelves teem with life, because of the sunlight available in shallow waters, in contrast to the biotic desert of the oceans' abyssal plain. The pelagic (water column) environment of the continental shelf constitutes the neritic zone, and the benthic (sea floor) province of the shelf is the sublittoral zone.
    Oh... nom nom nom... Maybe, we need this Alaska... But then, there is Kings Crab in the Far East... nom nom nom... NOM NOM, even... Okay I'm town now! And in distress! nom...
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    kill the crab by stabbing it between the eyes with the tip of your knife, then ...

    Quote Originally Posted by penka View Post
    Oh... nom nom nom... Maybe, we need this Alaska... But then, there is Kings Crab in the Far East... nom nom nom... NOM NOM, even... Okay I'm town now! And in distress! nom...
    King crabs are along the northern arc of the 'Pacific Rim of Fire'. Wakkanai at the northernmost tip of Japan arcing across the Aleutians and down the Alaskan coast.

    Crab trawlers are very hard work in rough seas, but also very $lucrative$.


    How To Clean Crabs


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