answer: george washington
in november 1781, john hanson became the first president of the united states in congress assembled, under the articles of confederation. many people have argued that john hanson, and not george washington, was the first president of the united states, but this is not quite true.
crop productivity would have led to larger, better nourished populations.
this means that they would not have as much famines, however, the ussr wouldn't have the capability to build nukes, tanks, and other military surpluses