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Varying claims in Southeast Alaska before arbitration in 1903.

The Alaska boundary dispute was a territorial dispute between the United States and the United Kingdom (Canada was then a British Dominion with its foreign affairs controlled from London). It was resolved by arbitration in 1903. The dispute had been going on between the Russian and British Empires since 1821, and was inherited by the United States as a consequence of the Alaska Purchase in 1867.<ref name="D.M.L.FARR">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The final resolution favored the American position, and Canada did not get an all-Canada outlet from the Yukon gold fields to the sea. The disappointment and anger in Canada was directed less at the United States, and more at the British government for betraying Canadian interests in favour of healthier Anglo-American relations.<ref>Gibson (1943)</ref>


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Varying claims in Southeast Alaska before arbitration in 1903.

The Alaska boundary dispute was a territorial dispute between the United States and the United Kingdom (Canada was then a British Dominion with its foreign affairs controlled from London). It was resolved by arbitration in 1903. The dispute had been going on between the Russian and British Empires since 1821, and was inherited by the United States as a consequence of the Alaska Purchase in 1867.<ref name="D.M.L.FARR">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The final resolution favored the American position, and Canada did not get an all-Canada outlet from the Yukon gold fields to the sea. The disappointment and anger in Canada was directed less at the United States, and more at the British government for betraying Canadian interests in favour of healthier Anglo-American relations.<ref>Gibson (1943)</ref>


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Intro   Background   Arbitration  Aftermath  See also  References  Further reading  

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