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To: Verginius Rufus

I’m amazed that Stalin let us keep Alaska. I guess Japan was in no position to argue very much at the time; They’re lucky they didn’t grow up communist and look a lot like No. Korea even now.

...Retrospect....

Seismic activity seems to have abated somewhat out in CA & NV... for the time being anyway.

What a funny coincidence that the Pope just flew out of the Vatican?


7 posted on 02/28/2013 8:50:14 AM PST by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: George Varnum

I think Stalin tried to get a portion of Japan as an occupation zone, beyond the bits that he annexed (southern part of Sakhalin Island and the Kurile Islands). I don’t know if FDR would have been willing to give up Alaska...hadn’t he recently taken a trip there? (Wasn’t that when Fala supposedly got left behind and had to be rescued?) I doubt Truman would have given up Alaska even if he made the mistake of letting Stalin have half of Korea as an occupation zone.


10 posted on 02/28/2013 10:52:22 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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