I don’t see the problem with Russia taking over Europe. I am sure the Russians believe they are exceptional, just as we do. When France is Russian, they will think they are just as exceptional as when they were French.
If Russia became bigger and more powerful, it MIGHT not be a terrible thing. But my point is that if we are not prepared, and if -- again, an IF -- we decide that Russia is a terrible, scary place that absolutely means us harm, we will regret that we did not put ourselves in a position to do anything about it.
Back in 1942 we could design planes and ships and tanks and produce them rapidly. Technology is different now. You fight with what you have on hand, no more, no less. You cannot "arm up" after the war gets hot. It's not even worth contemplating. If you haven't prepared, then you have no options at all.
Communism is unexceptional by definition. Problem is, we have become that by soviet infiltration for many many years now.
I dont see the problem with Russia taking over Europe. I am sure the Russians believe they are exceptional, just as we do.
How about Russia taking some of Canada? Russia currently has a border dispute with them. Once the rule of law is gone the murdering KGB thug is free to do as he wishes.
How about a nuclear war in the middle east with Russian proxy Iran? Any problem with that?