Araska. I like you're grammer.. I think it' s about time to pay your debts Russia. I sell worthless colony, We wouldn' t want Russia already big. another Crimea
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Araska

I think it' s about time to
pay your debts Russia. I sell worthless colony,
We wouldn' t want Russia already big.
another Crimean War.
so I give you some pocket
change, and you will make
me twice as trig?
Alaska big!
Russia yuo are of genius!
Stupid America pay for
useless tundra!
America where did
you tand so much
moneys?
I found a Klondike
in Alaska and
was full of gold!
Russia'?
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#2 - Greekkenyan (10/28/2013) [-]
History Bit Time!   
Purchase was made by former U.S Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was criticized for making the useless purchase from Russia, so much that it was labeled "Seward's Folly". Much later when they found a use for Alaska in 1896 (Klondike Gold Strike), they never really interviewed Seward, but I'm sure he looked like this
History Bit Time!
Purchase was made by former U.S Secretary of State William H. Seward, who was criticized for making the useless purchase from Russia, so much that it was labeled "Seward's Folly". Much later when they found a use for Alaska in 1896 (Klondike Gold Strike), they never really interviewed Seward, but I'm sure he looked like this
#13 to #2 - omnipotentsoap (10/28/2013) [-]
I like how a lot of things labeled (insert name here)'s folly actually turn out well
Clinton's folly is what I'm referring to
User avatar #34 to #2 - nervaaurelius (10/28/2013) [-]
William H. Seward sadly died before they found anything worth of value in Alaska.
#55 to #34 - mitchr (10/28/2013) [-]
So he looked like this?
So he looked like this?
#72 to #2 - phanactsbitch (10/29/2013) [-]
he died in 1872
source : wikipedia
rip in peace
User avatar #6 to #2 - flaminggodzilla (10/28/2013) [-]
He bought it for 7.2 million, I live in his home town. I have visited his house, which is now a museum.
#4 to #2 - macabrealucard (10/28/2013) [-]
What I learned on FunnyJunk today is.....
#56 to #4 - ugoboom ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
Here take this
#77 to #56 - macabrealucard (10/29/2013) [-]
hey thanks!
hey thanks!
User avatar #22 - snakefire (10/28/2013) [-]
Not to mention all the oil in alaska.
#23 to #22 - Spikeydeath (10/28/2013) [-]
Most of the oil is dirty
User avatar #24 to #23 - snakefire (10/28/2013) [-]
Most of your mom is dirty, It wont stop people from drilling into her though.
#45 to #40 - eatmaishorts (10/28/2013) [-]
holy 			****		,oh my  god,i have never heard such a good burn in my life....
holy **** ,oh my god,i have never heard such a good burn in my life....
#25 to #24 - Spikeydeath (10/28/2013) [-]
I wont deny that...heck its still being worked out by a team of scientists who my father is
User avatar #26 to #25 - snakefire (10/28/2013) [-]
No but in all seriousness, dirty oil can be refined. But your mother can't. Your mother will never be refined.
User avatar #28 to #26 - centurionprime (10/28/2013) [-]
oh snakefire.

this would be a boring site without you.
#27 to #26 - Spikeydeath (10/28/2013) [-]
it can be, but it would need to be on site...they would corrode the pipes too much
also
totally true
User avatar #42 to #26 - misticalz (10/28/2013) [-]
Neither will your autistic, beta soul.
#46 to #42 - shareacokewith (10/28/2013) [-]
I didn't see any autism, euphoria, or betaness in his comment. Move along you dickjockey
I didn't see any autism, euphoria, or betaness in his comment. Move along you dickjockey
User avatar #47 to #46 - misticalz (10/28/2013) [-]
You don't see what I see
#51 to #47 - metalbeasteg (10/28/2013) [-]
That sure sounds like something an autistic beta would say, doesn't it?
User avatar #65 to #32 - hackhazardly (10/29/2013) [-]
The bird, the bird is the word.
User avatar #36 to #32 - zahnrad (10/28/2013) [-]
What does the fox say?
#43 to #36 - trivdiego (10/28/2013) [-]
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#49 to #24 - Kanoah (10/28/2013) [-]
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User avatar #37 to #23 - pulluspardus (10/28/2013) [-]
You think oil comes out clean?
#39 to #37 - Spikeydeath (10/28/2013) [-]
No
#35 to #23 - trollofhalo (10/28/2013) [-]
&gt;Alberta's Oil Sands are dirty   
&gt;YFW There's ways to clean it
>Alberta's Oil Sands are dirty
>YFW There's ways to clean it
#38 to #35 - Spikeydeath (10/28/2013) [-]
I know
#1 - manbearpiglet (10/28/2013) [-]
'murica
User avatar #50 to #1 - xxmarkusxx (10/28/2013) [-]
Every ******* picture of America always shows the lower 48. No Hawaii, no Alaska, what's up with that, y'all just retarded or something? I'm from Alaska.
#57 to #50 - John Cena (10/29/2013) [-]
The Continental United States is much more well known around the world, so much so most people don't even realize that there are territories outside not only of the first 48 states, but outside of our own damn continent.

However, neither Alaska nor Hawaii were states during WWII
User avatar #62 to #57 - thefates (10/29/2013) [-]
Hawaii... Pearl Harbor is in Hawaii. Pearl Harbor's bombing happened in WWII. Based on my expert hypothesis you're wrong.
User avatar #66 to #62 - unpricedcdn (10/29/2013) [-]
No man, both Hawaii and Alaska became states in 1959. So you can take your 'expert hypothesis' and jam it up your ass.
User avatar #99 to #50 - HAwAII (10/29/2013) [-]
feels
User avatar #79 to #1 - ahkillyou (10/29/2013) [-]
I own that shirt
#8 - include (10/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #9 to #8 - zzforrest (10/28/2013) [-]
I like how America is mostly stuck behind other countries.
User avatar #12 to #9 - heartlessrobot (10/28/2013) [-]
Biggest people always stand in the back when you pose for a picture.
User avatar #10 to #9 - mrblueftw (10/28/2013) [-]
It has more freedom so they had to compensate.
User avatar #41 to #9 - Conquistador (10/28/2013) [-]
Considering it's bigger than the other ones, of course they'd put it in the back so the other ones are visible. As with the case with NZ.
#69 to #41 - supnatch ONLINE (10/29/2013) [-]
But Canada is the second largest country in the world,next to Russia,I believe
User avatar #100 to #69 - nyxeos (11/02/2013) [-]
That is correct.
User avatar #20 to #9 - destructodan **User deleted account** (10/28/2013) [-]
Someone edited the US into the picture, in the comic the US was off scene talking to Poland
User avatar #16 to #8 - mythichyphen (10/28/2013) [-]
Where's Ireland??
User avatar #29 to #16 - somefuckingguy ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
The cool part of Ireland is in the picture.
User avatar #30 to #16 - gayboard (10/28/2013) [-]
You can come too
#59 - chinesehandcuffs (10/29/2013) [-]
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#3 - eatingbiscuits ONLINE (10/28/2013) [-]
That's just how we do
That's just how we do
User avatar #74 - ubercookieboy (10/29/2013) [-]
Russia wouldn't have been able to keep hold of Alaska in the event of war.
User avatar #82 to #74 - raamageddon (10/29/2013) [-]
Consider how useful it would've been to them if they'd kept it until the Cold War, though.

They could've used it to mobilize troops and we couldn't say a Goddamn thing because it's their territory. For that matter, they could've just set their nukes down there. Sure, Cuba was closer, but still.
User avatar #93 to #82 - ubercookieboy (10/29/2013) [-]
Putting nukes there would be like pointing a gun at someone.

If anything the Americans would feel threatened and may retaliate.
User avatar #95 to #93 - raamageddon (10/29/2013) [-]
They'd feel threatened to be sure, but realistically, it's still their land. It's not like they've mobilized into a different country, which has a very clear purpose. It's kind of like how we keep telling other countries, like North Korea, they're not allowed to have nuclear programs. Yeah, we tell them that, but it doesn't mean anything until we put action behind it.

America wouldn't need to "allow" it. It's still there.
User avatar #97 to #95 - ubercookieboy (10/29/2013) [-]
America was having a proxy war with Russia at the time. Russia had no "reason" to start moving nuclear warheads to Alaska unless they were planning to attack.
User avatar #98 to #97 - raamageddon (10/29/2013) [-]
I'm not disagreeing with you in that aspect, but at the same time, there's still not anything that America could actually *do* about it. The only reason they could do anything about Cuba was because they had a bartering piece, where they had missiles placed in other countries aimed at Russia.

They could bitch up a storm about it, but they couldn't actually *do* anything is what I'm saying. There's a vast difference between allowing something, and being able to stop it. America wouldn't have "allowed" missiles in Russia, but unless they wanted to start an actual war, they couldn't force Russia to remove them. Cuba was all about posturing, and we were able to negotiate our way out of it. We couldn't do anything more about Russia putting nukes in Alaska than we could about the Berlin Wall. Not without actually starting something, but then it's on our heads.
User avatar #90 to #82 - ronyx (10/29/2013) [-]
I don't think the US would've allowed it, same thing with sending missiles to cuba.
User avatar #96 to #90 - raamageddon (10/29/2013) [-]
There's a vast difference between the Cuban Missile Crisis and what could happen if Russia put nukes in a Soviet-owned Alaska. Putting your military elements in another country is a very, very intention-based threat. We wagged our fingers at Syria after they used chemical weapons on their own civilians. We told them before that doing so would be grounds for an attack. Instead, we just told them "Now don't do it again."

It's their country, and unfortunately, we can't realistically make a move to stop them without going into all-out war. We might not have tolerated nuclear weapons in Alaska, but what would we do? Tell them to leave? They don't have to do anything. The only reason they backed out of the Cuban Missile Crisis was because the US also had their own bombs in Russia's neighboring countries. Both of them agreed to remove the guns pointed at each other's heads, although only Russia followed through with it.

It's all about posturing.
#76 - stgfilitov (10/29/2013) [-]
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#5 - gjah (10/28/2013) [-]
The sale was made because Russia was fearing a war with Britain would allow the British to seize Alaska, so they sold it as they didn't have enough forces to defend it.
User avatar #7 to #5 - kommandantvideo (10/28/2013) [-]
No they sold it because it was a huge swathe of useless land that nobody thought would be worth anything. Turns out they were wrong
#101 to #7 - John Cena (11/18/2013) [-]
No, gjah is right. The Russians reasoned that instead of losing Alaska in war, they could at least recuperate some of their losses by preemptively selling Alaska.
User avatar #11 - jackmanagan (10/28/2013) [-]
from america, didnt know this. Dammit FJ, you tricked me into learning!
User avatar #78 to #11 - defender (10/29/2013) [-]
You disgust me
User avatar #48 to #11 - USSR (10/28/2013) [-]
didnt you learn from thats so raven?
#14 to #11 - itemsonly (10/28/2013) [-]
You're an american, nobody expects you to know anything anyway. Just look at George Bush, he became president without knowing anything.
User avatar #68 to #14 - dsrtpnk (10/29/2013) [-]
And look at all the nations who followed him...

Retards everywhere
User avatar #17 to #14 - jackmanagan (10/28/2013) [-]
well i was trying to promote the american stereotype of being ignorant. i figured the community would see that it was obviously satire.
agreed bush and obama were terrible choices, that i had no personal involvement in.
#18 to #17 - itemsonly (10/28/2013) [-]
Hold on. HOLD. ON. You can't just go and write those things on the internet! Saying anything negative about anyone that's not white makes you a racist!
User avatar #19 to #18 - jackmanagan (10/28/2013) [-]
you must have spent some time on the net, or have lived in america. damn thats so true. take my thumb you hilarious bastard lol
#92 - doctorque (10/29/2013) [-]
Though it wasn't as much of a loss for them as you would think. Just look at a geological map of current Russia. Look at the currently discovered resources.

There are way more that are undiscovered.
#83 - dreamthrow (10/29/2013) [-]
MFW I was born and raised in Alaska.
MFW I was born and raised in Alaska.
User avatar #84 to #83 - latinotornado (10/29/2013) [-]
No **** ? where at? I moved here about 7 years ago. Livin in Eagle River. A town near Anchorage
#86 to #84 - dreamthrow (10/29/2013) [-]
I was born in Anchorage, lived in ER for 8 years, now I'm out in Chugiak on Bear Mountain.   
You really don't have to describe locations of a town; most Alaskans are familiar with where stuff is.
I was born in Anchorage, lived in ER for 8 years, now I'm out in Chugiak on Bear Mountain.
You really don't have to describe locations of a town; most Alaskans are familiar with where stuff is.
User avatar #88 to #86 - latinotornado (10/29/2013) [-]
aahhhh sorry. Graduated high school i'm assuming?
User avatar #89 to #88 - dreamthrow (10/29/2013) [-]
I'm currently at UNR at the moment.
#60 - adhdtookmyaccount (10/29/2013) [-]
I feel like Alaska should be part of Canada. I mean, it's the only Northern part of the US, and just sort of sticks up the side of Canada anyway
User avatar #61 to #60 - spyisspy (10/29/2013) [-]
Detroit needs to be bought by Canada
User avatar #75 to #61 - newsuperyoshi (10/29/2013) [-]
Better yet, let's make it a different country and invade it.
User avatar #63 to #61 - thirdeye (10/29/2013) [-]
Detroit needs to fall into the river, and Chicago into Lake Michigan...
User avatar #70 to #63 - admiralshepard (10/29/2013) [-]
Oh come on, Chicago's not THAT bad . . . . I like my city.
User avatar #71 to #70 - thirdeye (10/29/2013) [-]
Well I'd call for Flint to fall into something, but there's nothing to fall into.
User avatar #73 to #71 - admiralshepard (10/29/2013) [-]
The Earth's mantle perhaps . . . . . and I probably have a skewed view of Chicago now as well, now that I only have to live there in the summer.
User avatar #64 to #63 - spyisspy (10/29/2013) [-]
for that, I'd call Impotent Rage
User avatar #53 - mangioluingi (10/28/2013) [-]
Hey, I live in that tundra.

It's raining very harshly currently, but earlier it snowed.
Snow is nice you guys.
User avatar #58 to #53 - SubjectThree (10/29/2013) [-]
Maybe, but I'll stick with mild winds down here.

Winds are nice too, don't Juneau?
User avatar #80 to #58 - greatgranpapy (10/29/2013) [-]
Hmmm, Alaskaround...
User avatar #94 to #80 - SubjectThree (10/29/2013) [-]
Sure, Yukon do that.
User avatar #85 to #53 - latinotornado (10/29/2013) [-]
rain huh? Would you happen to live in Eagle River/Anchorage area?
User avatar #44 - cactusphalus (10/28/2013) [-]
okay what's wrong with Russia?
#21 - nakedclothes (10/28/2013) [-]
Russia looks like it's in original gameboy colours
#31 to #21 - John Cena (10/28/2013) [-]
That was one of the old flags of the Russian Empire, along with the current flag, except back then it had a yellow plane up on the top left corner with a black imperial eagle on it
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