What kind of resources brought Russian colonists to Alaska?

gold
oil
sea otters
timber
Alaska was col­o­nized by Russian fur traders. Rather than hunting by them­selves, the Russians forced the Aleuts to do the work for them. Many of Aleuts had been removed from their home islands and sent as far south as Cal­i­for­nia to hunt sea otter.

Answers distribution

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oil
sea otters
timber
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flagSwitzerland
18%
0%
81%
0%
11
flagDenmark
20%
20%
50%
10%
10
flagSweden
30%
20%
50%
0%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
26%
17%
46%
9%
218
flagSpain
38%
15%
46%
0%
13
flagCanada
38%
13%
44%
2%
36
flagRussia
36%
12%
42%
0%
33
flagIndia
30%
19%
42%
7%
26
flagBelgium
21%
21%
42%
14%
14
flagNorway
29%
25%
40%
3%
27
flagFrance
36%
8%
40%
16%
25
flagGermany
23%
25%
39%
10%
113
flagItaly
15%
26%
42%
15%
26
flagPoland
28%
25%
36%
9%
8620
flagthe Netherlands
27%
27%
36%
9%
22
flagUkraine
43%
12%
31%
6%
16
flagAustralia
18%
45%
27%
9%
11
flagthe United States
26%
31%
25%
16%
218
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
35%
25%
10%
20
flagUnknown
39%
26%
19%
13%
321

Gender

men34%
women33%
gold
30%
28%
oil
21%
31%
sea otters
34%
33%
timber
12%
7%

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