Gorbechev staying in office would help but that only part of problem. While he did have good intentions he inherited a failing system That was already dependent on prisoner slave labor, Serfdom Forced draft And other nastiness. No to make this work You have to go back further and you gonna need a lot of hand waving.
Stalin never rises to power. This ...
The shooter on the grassy knowl missed
Kennedy survived his assassination attempt in Dallas, and continued on for a second term but after the fall out from bay of pigs and being caught with a mistress lost control of both chambers of Congress.
Rather than being a martyr for the cause of space exploration, Kennedy led a minority government that accomplished ...
You must repeal the Outer Space Treaty (1967)
The Outer Space Treaty (1967) expands on a set of more general principles (1962) from the dawn of manned space exploration. It is one of base documents of International Law governing space.
It includes the following principles:
The exploration and use of outer space shall be carried out for the benefit and in ...
1971: the Soviets are invited back to China by Lin Biao.
Lin Biao officially became China's second-in-charge in April 1969,
following the 1st Plenary Session of the 9th Central Committee of the
Communist Party of China. Lin's position as Mao's "closest
comrade-in-arms and successor" was recognized when the Party
constitution was formally revised ...