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

gold
oil
sea otters
timber
answers
flagRussia
21%
8%
56%
0%
23
flagSweden
30%
20%
50%
0%
10
flagthe United Kingdom
27%
16%
46%
9%
186
flagSpain
36%
18%
45%
0%
11
flagNorway
30%
23%
42%
3%
26
flagBelgium
21%
21%
42%
14%
14
flagCanada
38%
16%
41%
3%
31
flagItaly
12%
25%
45%
16%
24
flagIndia
32%
20%
40%
8%
25
flagFrance
36%
8%
40%
16%
25
flagthe Netherlands
25%
30%
40%
5%
20
flagPoland
28%
25%
37%
8%
7008
flagUkraine
36%
9%
36%
9%
11
flagGermany
23%
26%
35%
12%
93
flagUnknown
42%
23%
26%
7%
26
flagthe United States
24%
32%
25%
16%
206
flagRepublic of Ireland
30%
35%
25%
10%
20

Gender

men39%
women33%
gold
28%
28%
oil
20%
30%
sea otters
39%
33%
timber
11%
7%

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