Owner US Federal Government Established 1959
Purpose US State
Status US State

Alaska is a U.S. state located in the northwest extremity of North America. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east, its most extreme western part is Attu Island, and it has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas–the southern parts of the Arctic Ocean. The Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest. It is the largest state in the United States by area and the seventh largest subnational division in the world. Alaska's economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy. Alaska's military bases saw heightened activity during the Second American Civil War and were largely aligned to the Resistance except for brief holdouts during the war's first year. Due to its remote location, Alaska served as a resupply location and a command hub. Today, Alaska is the only west-coast US state that was not impacted by the EMP that destroyed much of western America's infrastructure. It is the single largest oil supplier remaining in the country and a growing economic power in the US.



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