What if instead of Hitler and the Nazi Party, a nationalist and anticommunist but not a anti-Semite had become the leader of Germany, forming some sort of a new German Empire? Could the world have been a better place?
Because here’s the way I see it: Such a dictator would largely work on trying to reverse Versailles and contain the Communists. However, assuming he has any strategic sense, he would realize the Communist threat needs to be contained. As a result he would have formed a grand anti-Communist alliance including countries like Poland and other former members of France’s Little Entente. With less ideological anti-Slavic racism, the dictator would certainly have encouraged anti-Communist and nationalist movements within the USSR as he launched his own Barabossa. Even in our own world, almost a million Russians fought against Stalin-in this world where the Germans are far less brutal the numbers would be enormously larger. Thus the Soviet threat would be crushed in the onset and thus avert the Cold War.