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Why did Russia sell Alaska to America?

Alaska was the 49th state to enter the Union, and since then, it’s been a point of pride for America. Not only is it second to none in natural wonders, but it also produces numerous natural resources like oil and gold. The thing is, Alaska wasn’t always supposed to be American territory. Russia actually sold it to the U.S.! If history had gone differently, could we have been at war with the Alaska SSR?

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