They held you and baltics, S.E. Europe under their heel with relatively little fuss.
See, thats the problem with you, you're like a monkey attempting physics, there've multiple repeated riots and upheavals in Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Poland, i'm not even going into how turbulently the communism fell and that the first riots started in the 50s.
The problem with you Scrappleton is not that you're unpleasant or anti-something, you're just dumb, ignorant and uneducated, get some booktime before you come back.
Not once since you registered here.
yes Russians probably could have ruled the continent.
For how long? They lost approximately 30% of their able bodied men, the survivors were often crippled, Russia was severely battered and you're postulating they expand resources to occupy Germany, France, Itally, Spain, Portugal, Low countries, UK?
Stalin was going to kill most of the Germans.
Was he? Last i checked Stalin had no formal or informal plans to genocide the Germans, what are you basing that claim on?
Europe's not even that large of a land mass,
No but its one of the most tightly packed, EU alone beats US in regards of population by over 180 milion people, of course it was adequately less in 1945 but so was Russia and Russia was badly depopulated.
Russia alone had approximately 140 milion people, substract women, children,the elderly and you're left with maybe 30 milion men, Russia lost over 20 milion citizens, over 15 milion males, either in executions or war effort, at the end of the war Russia was left with perhaps 15 milion men who could potentially serve in the army and you still need to repopulate, rebuild the economy, Russia would have long term issues with holding a gigantic population like Europe under boot, especially if it was farther away from the border.