August 28, 2013
What if Russia Had Colonized America?
Daniel Hannan, Daily Telegraph
What if Russia had got to California first? What if Spain’s feeble, arthritic hold on the province had been prised away, not by mutinous Mexicans or land-hungry Americans, but by sea-borne Cossacks? How different might the twentieth century have been if, in the nineteenth, the Russian Bear had sunk her claws deep into American soil, drawing the entire North Pacific into her embrace?
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