The Alyeskan Exodus was the mass emigration of 800,000 people from Russia, China, Japan, Siam, Manchuria, Korea, Formosa, the Philippines, Alexandria, and Indochina to Alyeska, Baranovia, and Cascadia during the Fifth World War
and afterward. Locations like Sitka
, Mikhailgrad , Petropavlovsk , and Port-du-Orientals . The largest amount of these were expatriates and refugees from Eastern Russia and the smaller Japanese islands, although a large minority were from Indochina and China. The smallest percentage came from the Alexandrian Islands, which were being harassed by the Chinese navy. Sitka underwent the largest population boom in the American Pacific Coast since the Gold Rush of the 80s and 90s. The immigrants of the "Oriental variety," as put by Mikhailgrad mayor Boris Kavonov were often founding doing dangerous jobs for low wages, which produced several trademarks of Mikhailgrad and Sitka today, including the skyscrapers and other tall buildings of both cities which dominate the skyline today. Chinese especially were discriminated, and Japanese often found themselves inable to get jobs other than the riskiest ones. Petropavlosk became elevated from a small Baranovian border town to a massive city.