Alaskan boundary dispute

Updated: 4/28/2022
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The USA used threats and promises to get Britain to agree that the USA should take whatever land they wanted.

Though they had purchased only two islands off the coast of Canada, they took all the land needed to block the Yukons access to the ocean and taunted Canada to respond.

Canada, particularly Ontario and Quebec, did not feel it worth defending their western province and allowed the USA to take land that was rightfully British Columbia's.

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