Alaska is not the only territory to have been purchased by the U.S.
Here are other acquisitions that helped to make the country.
It’s been 150 years since the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million, the equivalent of almost $114 million today.
A new law targeting the legacy of Poland’s Soviet-dominated past requires the removal of monuments that glorify communism. The legislation has reignited a long-simmering debate in Poland, and prompted threats of a harsh response from Russia.
Includes those killed, maimed, recruited and used, or denied access to humanitarian aid.
Here are some facts and figures about this celebrated award.
Teachers in Central Asian and South Caucasus countries earn just a fraction of average European teachers' salaries.
Sixty years ago, the U.S.S.R. launched the world’s first artificial satellite into Earth’s orbit. The 1957 achievement sent shock waves around the globe and helped fuel a hallmark of the Cold War: the Space Race.
Hong Kong, Singapore, and New Zealand are the most supportive of economic freedom in the long term, while Balkan countries have experienced more ups and downs.
These are the newest sovereign countries in the world. Will Catalonia join them?
Catalonian government officials have claimed that 90% voted in favor of independence in a referendum where more than half of polling stations were closed.
Japan tops the list of countries with the highest percentage of population over 60 years of age, study reveals.
A recent report reveals that Switzerland is still the most competitive country in the world. While some former Soviet countries, such as Russia and Ukraine, are improving their competitiveness, others like Kazakhstan and Georgia are losing ground.