the Arctic 1875
Treaty of Saint Petersburg
While the Canadians were expanding westward across their new territories, Russian and Japanese settlers were coming into conflict in Sakhalin ...
the Arctic 1898
Klondike Gold Rush
On August 16, 1896, gold was discovered on the Yukon River, in the Klondike region of Canada's North-West Territories ...
the Arctic 1926
Following its peace with the Soviet Union, Japan ratified the Spitsbergen Treaty, the last of the original signatories to do ...
Rise of Stalin
Lenin had fallen seriously ill in 1922 and died in 1924. His followers competed for power until late 1926, when ...
the Arctic 1932
Erik the Red's Land
In return for Denmark abandoning any claims on Svalbard, Norway had agreed to recognize Danish sovereignty over Greenland. However, northeast ...
the Arctic 1943
North Atlantic Weather War
Increasing Allied dominance of the Arctic also gave them a massive advantage in meteorology - storms would often arise in this ...