Alaska: The Outpost State | Documentary Film on Alaska | History of the United States of America

submitted by King on 01/25/15 1

►My channel: youtube.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►SUBSCRIBE: www.youtube.com/TheBestFilmArchives?sub_confirmation=1 ►Google+: plus.google.com/+TheBestFilmArchives ►Facebook: facebook.com/TheBestFilmArchives ►Twitter: twitter.com/BestFilmArch When Alaska was acquired by Secretary of State Seward almost a century ago for seven million dollars, it was promptly dubbed "Seward's Folly" or "Seward's Icebox." Even up to the present day, many Americans consider their newest sister state as a barren rock covered with crushing ice and constantly at sub-zero temperature. Alaska is a rugged land to be sure, but, as this documentary points out, she will prove a valuable star in our nation's flag. An area one-fifth the size of the continental United States, it boasts of modern cities, rich mineral resources and booming industries. The film highlights Alaska's colorful early years of the Klondike Gold Rush, through its repulsion of a Japanese invasion during World War II, up to its admittance to statehood. The film presentation then defines Alaska's strategic value in military affairs which in recent years has grown to vital importance to national defense. With its original owner, Russia, just fifty-six miles from Alaska's border, it can truly be called the "Guardian of our Northern Frontier" and America's "Outpost State." Alaska: The Outpost State | Documentary Film on Alaska | History of the United States of America

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