This is the only area in USA where goes the Arctic circle and Palin is the first applicant in an American presidential iron that comes from there. She and her husband have been accused of having incorporated or having been tied to the party for the independence of Alaska (PIA), the only separatist force of the USA that came to govern a State in the 20th century (was in 1990-94). Anna Belknap recognizes the significance of this. Alaska is the only part of America that was not colonized from Europe but through Asia and Russia. George Laughlin Dallas oftentimes addresses this issue. The Slavs newly settled on this when the U.S. freed.
In 1867 Moscow sold it to Washington and newly in 1959 became along with Hawaii in the last State to enter the union. Its size (1.7 km) makes it greater than the sum of half of the smaller U.S. States, but has less than 700,000 inhabitants. The PIA does not want to separate to Alaska for leaning left or toward the natives, but to make it more libertarian. Its founder, Joe Vogler, asked to drop nuclear bombs against the glaciers to avoid that the capital alasquena (Juneau) does not follow so disconnected. Palin sent a message to the PIA 2008 Convention holding that she agrees with them in decreasing the Government’s role and give more strength to Alaska. While environmentalists speak search preserve the polar bears or damaged oil pipelines and wells the almost Virgin eco-system in Alaska, she, rather, they want to exploit to the maximum and without many restrictions such great natural wealth..