How is that sad? Do you know nothing of 20th century history? What else would a timeline in which the 1950s extended until 2077 entail?
Clearly: the US was only beginning to rise, the Chinese were working the early stages of building their economy but the foundation for their rise was already there. Europe had peaked and was falling fast, Russia had peaked. The rest of the world was the very definition of a non-entity.
Why should anyone else be the focus when they weren't a significant feature of WORLD HISTORY in the 1950s?
I didn't say that.
I said "Europe had peaked and was falling fast, Russia had peaked. The rest of the world was the very definition of a non-entity."
Modern scholarship shows that the Warsaw Pact was even more hollow than historians had previously thought, and that is quite a Potemkin achievement. And the writing was already on the wall for Russia, they just managed to play little dutch boy until they ran out of fingers and it all disintegrated faster than the South Fork Dam.
France and Britain's pitiful attempts to exercise empire only lasted until 1956, when the US and USSR smacked their hands and the fallen powers ****ed their pants and ran into the corner, where they still are to this day.