Alaskan EmpireTimeline: The American Republics
OTL equivalent: Alaska
Alaska officially the Alaskan Empire (Russian:Аляскинский империя) is a sovergin nation in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east; it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. Alaska is one of the least populated nations in the Americas with a population of 1,000,000 Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Tourism is also an important industry.
Early history and Settlement
- Main article: Russian America
After the February Revolution the Tsar fled to Alaska and established a government in exile. With the fall of the provisional government to the Russian communists many Russian republicans fled to Alaska.