"Capitalism ALWAYS wins" (SovereignMan):
Rather than fight the war, the US government would have been a lot better off saying, “Oh you want to be Communist? Wonderful! You go ahead and enjoy that, and give us a call in 20 years once you’re totally impoverished…”
It would have saved a hell of a lot of time, money, and lives.
Capitalism always wins because people want the comfort and lifestyle that become possible when talented people have the incentive to work hard and innovate.