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.
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?
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.