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Message Subject I Do Play Dice, and I Do Not Believe in Coincidences
Poster Handle Le Palma
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The Russian Emperor Alexander II offered to sell the territory of Alaska to the US in 1859, however no deal was brokered due to the Civil War. "Additionally the Russian Crown sought to repay money to its landowners after its emancipation reform of 1861 and borrowed 15 Million pounds sterling from Rothschilds At 5% annually."

When the time came to pay back the loan, the Russian Government was short on funds. Thus, Alaska (and something else?) were offered, the sale took place on October 18, 1867.
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