comment t1_e292qu7 re: At the end of WWII, the last vestiges of the Third Reich hoped they could convince the Allies to join with them and fight the Soviets. If this had happened, do you think the costs of war with the USSR would have been worth possibly avoiding the Cold War?
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{ posted: Thursday, 12 July, 2018 at 8:49am // views: 105 // words: 81 }

I understand that it WASN'T worth considering, and it would have been idiotic to undertake. But again, in HINDSIGHT: 4.5m killed in China alone by the Communists, then Soviet post-war purges, Korea, Vietnam, how close we came to nuclear war. As someone else pointed out, some other rival threat may very well have emerged, but it's tempting to imagine a world where China and Russia today have human rights and global relations on par with Japan and Germany?

[context: PMcCullough @ reddit]