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The Union of Nations decides the Soviets remain too great a threat. A massive draft is authorized, much to the anger of young adults across the nation. Massive protests are held in China and India, and smaller ones are found throughout. However, the government still goes through with it.
Many small towns along the border are taken first. By 1976, Barnaul has fallen. It seems the Soviets will fall within the next few years. However, they have one secret weapon, one that almost held back the Nazis and succeeded in repelling Napoleon: Russian winter. It even worked for a while, but the territories gained by the Union were steadily growing. In the 1980's, almost all of the Soviet land was under the Union of Nations' control. The remaining USSR government signs a peace treaty at the end of the decade.
The world in 2012 has greatly recovered. The Federative Union of Nations is the dominant superpower of the world, controlling most of Asia, North and South America, and Oceania. Europe is slowly returning to normal with the Union's help. Africa is the most like OTL, but many countries are still under the Union's thumb in one way or another. The world isn't perfect, but it could be worse.
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