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Alaska: Discover an icy adventure

Follow the Yukon Trail and cross the border between the United States and Canada. You will find yourself a small (or rather, a lot in terms of size) Uncle Sam’s land. Alaska is a forgotten American state. This is also the last time. It found the land in the Arctic Circle, a mountain range as high as the Himalayas. Alaska is an ice and snow paradise on earth.

Alaska is the 49th state in the United States. They established it on January 3, 1959. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the population of Alaska was 626,932. “Alaska” is derived from Aleut Alyeska (“The Largest Land”). Its borders are British Columbia and Yukon to the east. The Pacific Ocean and the Gulf of Alaska to the south. The Bering Sea, the Bering Strait, and the Chukchi Sea to the west. The Arctic Ocean and the Beaufort Sea to the north. North Alaska is the largest state in the United States and the 18th largest territory on earth.

The first Alaskans crossed the Bering Land Bridge. This extinct land once connected Russia and Alaska during the Ice Age, but they have submerged it today. Its first settlers were the Inuit, Yupik, Aleutian, Inupiaq, and many other Native American tribes. We consider this route to be taken by all pre-Columbian settlers in the United States.
For centuries, Alaska has become part of Russia. On April 9, 1867, the U.S. Senate purchased it from Russia for about 7 million U.S. dollars. The time (about 134 million U.S. dollars, including inflation today).

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Alaska is a forgotten American state. This is also the last time. It found the land in the Arctic Circle, a mountain range as high as the Himalayas. Alaska is an ice and snow paradise on earth. Alaska does not border any other state in the United States. A 500-mile-long piece of Canadian land separates Alaska from its home country. Alaska became the largest state in the United States, with an area of ​​570,374 square miles. It also has the longest coastline in 49 other states. Because of the many islands, its coastline is very seasick.

In some areas, there is a 35-foot difference between high tide and low tide. Alaska is also a humid state. It has 3.5 million lakes, including lakes with an area of ​​20 acres or more. A large swamp and wetland permafrost area, covering an area of ​​188,320 square miles, the north, west, and southwest lowlands. 16,000 square miles of land exist as frozen water or glacial ice.

Alaska’s major export product is seafood. Agriculture accounts for only a small part of the industry. It meets the internal needs of the state. It is difficult for Alaskans to import food from the continental United States. This difficulty stems from the weak transportation infrastructure within Alaska. Compared with food prices in the continental United States, this has caused food prices to skyrocket. It has a strong military pillar that can bring substantial income. They industrialized crude oil, natural gas, coal, gold, and precious metals.

Icy Adventure

The rate of alcohol abuse is high. Because of extreme cold and isolation, people felt depressed. Take place suicide, domestic abuse, and violent crime are also high, which may have been caused by alcohol. There is also “brain drain”. When students gain recognition in the academic field. They flee to the continental United States and never come back, leaving the less successful students behind.

However, the University of Alaska has solved this problem. Provide four-year scholarships for the top 10% of high school graduates. As you can see, the country is growing year by year in tourism because of the magic of its Arctic land. Don’t let shortcomings prevent you from seeing her beautiful side! you might die without seeing the northern lights.

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