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Hawaii and Alaska should not belong to USA [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2010-4-19 15:48:40 |Display all floors

Reply #14 exportedkiwi's post

Can Canada buy Alaska?

That'll solve a big problem on the northern borders!
Alaska is one of the poorest state in the American Federation!

ha ha ha

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Post time 2010-4-20 04:15:50 |Display all floors
Originally posted by greendragon at 2010-4-19 15:48
Can Canada buy Alaska?

That'll solve a big problem on the northern borders!
Alaska is one of the poorest state in the American Federation!

ha ha ha

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I dunno, ask Canada and the US.
Alaska poor? Not with all that oil on the northern slopes, vast forestry and fisheries etc and as yet untapped mineral wealth. Poor? Methinks not!

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Post time 2010-4-20 05:11:33 |Display all floors
Originally posted by exportedkiwi at 2010-4-19 17:47
I was/am under the distinct impression that the US bought Alaska from Russia way back for around USD10 million or so. weta, research that one!


Yep, Alaska was a legitimate purchase and a logical thing for the US or Canada to do.

However there is a ridiculous anomaly near Vancouver island.
The USA/Canada border is determined by a line of latitude for much of its length.

South West of Vancouver BC is a small peninsular land in British Columbia which extends less than 3 km below this line of latitude.
Commonsense would divert the border around this land which juts out from mainland Canada but oh, no no, this 12 square km of land is Pointt Roberts Washington USA !!
Residents of Point Roberts have to drive across the border and through 40 km of Canada to get to the US border at Blaine.

Oh, and Hawaii is a very different story to Alaska.
Clinton was right to apologise.
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Post time 2010-4-20 08:28:47 |Display all floors

the LIST would be gettin much longer...

then you have the island of guam, half of cuba, some islands in the carribs, polynesian islands and maybe even so the state of isreal but alaska is the soviets call  

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Post time 2010-4-20 08:36:52 |Display all floors
Originally posted by LuckyCricket at 2010-3-10 12:05
Very interesing discussion.

I also find this appology by the US government...

Apology Bill - Public Law 103-150  

In the Congress of the United States
Congressional Record, Vol. 139 (1 ...


Hawaii has lost most of their Native population after the "white man" came there. Many died from disease (same as native americans) and now is one of the poorest population in Hawaii. They also have the largest prison population.

However now the population is dominated by others and not Hawaiians.....therefore it is unlikely they will ever give it back the islands to them.

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