Despite the survival of the Soviet Union in this scenario, a lot of events from Our Timeline still happened, and a lot of things didn't. This will help clear the dust as well as discuss anything that needs to be discussed.
Events that Did Happen
- The September 11th Attacks
- The War in Afghanistan
- Iraq War
- The War Against ISIS
- 2011 Japanese Tsunami
- NATO Expansion (See below)
- Arab Spring
- Libyan Civil War and 2014 Insurgency (See below)
- War in Darfur and Independence for South Sudan and its subsequent Civil War
Because of the Union's existance, Only Poland and the Baltics found their way into NATO. Sweden and Finland joined in 2015 in response to the escalating crisis in the Soviet Union. Switzerland has discussed joining NATO, but, has chosen not to do so.
Eastern Europe is mostly neutral. Many have formed defense pacts to protect themselves from an attack by the Soviet Union, and have the backing of NATO.
Ireland is expected to join NATO sometime in the late decade, due to increased fears of Soviet Invasion.