Alaska is a state of the United States of America. The largest state of the US, Alaska borders Canada to the east, and a maritime border with Russia to the west (having no physical border connection with the 48 contiguous states). Alaska was a former colony of the Russian Empire, which sold the territory to the United States in 1867.
The discovery of gold by the late 1890s helped put the region on the map and expanding its population. During World War II, a small portion of Alaska's Aleutian Islands were occupied by Japan, leading to the militarization of the region. Alaska gained statehood as the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
Alaska has come up several times in the multiverse. Alaska is also referred to as Alyeska, Alyaska (from the Russian name "Аляска"), and Yavukia. The territory is seen being occupied by other powers, and other having it as an independent nation. Some timelines even show a massive state expanding as far as California. Examples include:
- American influenced
- British/Canadian influenced
- Japanese influenced
- Russian influenced
- British Louisiana
- Cromwell the Great
- Failed CC
- French Trafalgar, British Waterloo
- Napoleon's World
- Russian America
- Russian America Expansion
- The British Ain't Coming
- The Many Nations of North America
- Two Americas
- Washington Shot at Murdering Town!