Let’s just say Al’s run of good, French-assisted luck has gotten to his head…
“Russia is an absolute monarchy restricted by regicide”. AI, being actively involved in his father’s illness, needed to be careful about the unpopular moves.
Pleeease, not Alaska! Besides the fact that it is already covered in all possible scenarios (except, perhaps, it being economic and military juggernaut conquering the whole North America and then the world, but I may miss that one), it was really a dead end thingy marginally meaningful only in a scenario under which Russia made a practical move to the Pacific shore (border by the Amur, ports, etc. ) 4 decades ahead of schedule.but there’ll be plenty of this (and Alaska!) to cover in the coming decades