The Alaskan Republic (usually known as Alaska) is a nation located in North America.
From 1796 to 1917, Alaska was a colonial territory of the Russian Empire. After seeing a decline in the mid-1800s, Alaska saw a massive boost in population and economy after gold was discovered in 1896. During the First World War, Alaskans served on the Eastern and to an extent, the Pacific Theatre.
In 1917, the Russian monarchy was overthrown and abolished. In the seven years of fighting, Alaska became a main base for the White movement. In 1924, the Treaty of Victoria was signed, and Alaska was recognised by the newly formed Soviet Union. The White government dominated the government until 1929, when the most legitimate Romanov pretender, Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich, died. With his death, a restoration of the monarchy was unlikely, and the White-dominated government fell.
Politics of Alaska
- Socialist Democratic Party of Alaska is a leftist party renamed in 1948 from the remains of the tsarist-period Social Revolutionary Party.
- Alaskan Conservative Party is a centre-right party founded in 1925 by Alexei Kanachacov, a leading conservative in the Russian White Movement.
Other Elected Parties
- The Greens is a green centre-left party founded in 1967.
- Alaskan Liberals is a centre party founded in 1938.
- Romanov Party is a right-wing monarchist party founded in 1925.
- Communist Party is a left-wing Marxist-Leninist party founded in 1956, after being banned in 1917.
- National Unity Party was a right-wing political party founded in 1930 and banned in 1945.