He submits. The alternative would be fight, and Putin has beaten him already somehow. As noted - for you, btw, several times - one of the characteristic features of fascist governance (Putin, Republican) is its reliance on strict hierarchy of submission. There are no alliances, only submissions and dominations. That's how you identified countries such as France and Germany (and Canada, and Australia, and England, and Denmark, and so forth) as US vassal States, in the first place. There was only one possible monarch State, so in any alliance the others had to be the vassals. That's how you posted. You call that a "libertarian" point of view. So the Republican ascendancy in the US does not represent a threat to you - more of the same US as far as you can see, only weaker and chaotic. You can't see the rise of fascism, because you can't see its absence in the first place. And many Americans share that particular blind spot, partly due to its well-funded and diligently pursued inculcation by US fascist propaganda over the past few decades, simultaneously preying on the ignorant and ensuring their ignorance. As long as we're on the topic: Your favored US "intellectual" has a new book - Jonah Goldberg has been earning his keep in the media wing of US Republicanism, by diligently typing at great length many pages of elaboration and historical revision supporting his central thesis of government is liberal bad/bad is liberal government. In the middle of the hundreds of pages, if you need an example of Goldbergian analysis, you can find the claim that the New Deal was "reactionary". So Trump is not so bad, see. Only a bit vulgar, otherwise just part of a normal backlash against big government oppression. And he's buddies with Putin, a strong and powerful and masculine opponent of unipolarity or whatever it's called these days.