Many ridiculed Secretary of State William Seward for purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. But he turned out to be quite the shrewd businessman.
The Brig, for everything else. Pirates-at-large. Free booze.
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Always the planets largest country Russia needed the chump change to satisfy the Czars glitzy lifestyle in war or peace. Good going Secretary Seward!
.......all wasteful, climate changing wars. Begun again by the Red Blooded Royals, or by a bewitching God-like dictator, or any so called religion, or for any other reasons like a world wide virus pandemic! MK II 4/26/15