POD: The commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, David Petraeus, too, decided to run for the U.S. Presidential elections in 2008 as an Independent, and for all... sensationally wins the election, promising to "crash out of the crisis".
2009. U.S. still able to recover from the financial crisis. Russia enters the Eurozone and holds the EU Presidency. The signing between Russia and the U.S. START-3. Death to Hu Jintao in China.
2010. Changes in the U.S. Democrats won the election for Congress. Belarus is a part of Russia. China suffered from the 2008-2009 crisis more than anyone else.
2011. Law "On Police" in Russia. The U.S. administration has changed. Most are Democrats and independents. The Republican Party was dissolved. Regions separated from China include Southern China, Uygur, Inner Mongolia and Manchuria. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the successor to Petraeus is Democrat John F. Kennedy, Jr.. Meanwhile, gains in strength Petraeus's main opponent in the presidential election in the U.S. 2012 - Rush Limbaugh.