Napoleon went to America, both America and Russia only saw Alaska for the lumber, and it's not taken if it's gained through war. It's the price both sides ante for peace times trade.
Also, what's the money compared with inflation? I mean what could 100$ buy you in 1816?
@That one lurker, $100 could probably buy several slaves in 1816.
@Dillusionist, maybe just barely. When did it become illegal for open air slave markets? I think it was roughly around the point we stoped importing people.
@That one lurker, not sure, I just know (because I looked it up for my previous comment) that slavery became illegal in the US about 50 years after 1816.
Also, f@ck this "meme." If I pay you twenty bucks for a rock infested chunk of dirt, and I make it farm able. You don't get to complain that I did stuff on that land to increase its worth.
@That one lurker, it’s just a picture on the internet
@That one lurker, somebody has a stick up their àss today huh?
Funny how that’s works out