Dark Age wrote:In contrast, Hitler was almost treated as a cult God (Godhood Fantasy). When he said “jump”, the Germans said “how high.” Furthermore, the state he controlled was a Great Power which nearly had the ability to conquer all of Europe and transform into a Superpower. Neither Japan nor Italy had such ability which is why there are far fewer What If scenarios on these two countries. No one wants to be a Japanese ruler or Italian dictator in his fantasy as these countries were junior partners to Germany and they would always lose against the USA/UK. These vessels were inferior.
The basis of any "What If" scenario is to root for the other side winning, especially when Real Life winners were bastards like Stalin, otherwise why bother?
Dark Age wrote:1) to both abandon its alliance with Japan and abandon its racial policies and then persuade the Soviet Union to enter the War on the Axis side
Impossible, for a small logical reason: Hitler had to pay with something to persuade the Soviet government. Which was irrational. He had too few goods they were interested in, while they held all things Hitler might have needed. The disproportion in the quantities of wares which crossed the border each way during the Non-Aggression Pact shows the Soviets were practically bribing Hitler with goods to keep him away. They drew grain from ordinary Soviet people's plate to feed their enemy.
Dark Age wrote:People are sports minded and like to think in terms of 1 vs 1, man to man, or an 11-man team vs an 11-man team (American Football). This inflexible, sheltered thought has little basis in reality. Wars and military campaigns in reality are something like 30 vs 10, 25 vs 9, 50 vs 37, 1000 vs 21 etc. etc.
Nonetheless people still try to make it sporty. Germany vs Soviet Union 1 vs 1 , Japan vs UK, 1 vs 1, Japan vs USA 1 vs 1, Germany and Italy vs UK and USSR 2 vs 2.
Hermann Goering proved he was an inept General when he said during the Nuremberg interviews pre-trial that Germany was forced among three great enemies, each of them could be fought individually. No military commander is ever going to stay still while his enemy builds up his force. The master of What Ifs, S.M. Stirling, conceived the story of his Draka, "the Super-Nazis to scare away the Nazis", based on the idea that a small country can develop technology 100 years ahead of the competition, and none bothers them before the first shot is fired. Nobody spies on them, nobody infiltrates them, nobody sabotages them, nobody tries to invade them - just how many times in history had someone such dumb luck?