Pointing out these similarities Roadracer is a pretty uncomfortable reality we have to face right now. I doubt that Putin is so crazy and would take more than the Ukraine, but the big problem is really that states realize without their own weapons they are powerless.

Having a new arms race right now would cripple the already damaged world economy even faster and it would just take maybe one mad leader with decent weapons under his wings to start an disastrous chain reaction.

Alea iacta est ("The die has been cast")