Buying Alaska was the biggest mistake ever! A disaster that cost the equivalent of $150 million today for a whole lot of empty nothingness. It was a folly on a monumental scale. That is until Alaska was found to be a natural wonderland teeming with natural resources. But if no one knew how valuable Alaska would be, why did the United States purchase it for such a high price? And did people at the time really think it was such a colossal blunder? Today we're looking at the real reason why the US Bought Alaska from Russia.