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Yeah I think the retaliation would end up being economic, or in some other way damaging to Russia, but I doubt we would respond with a nuke in kind. That would open it up for Putin to go ham on nukes and we would have no choice but to respond in kind at that point. I really don't know what the best response would be if Putin wiped out Berlin. I could see us entering into a conventional war, like in Ukraine right now, but then will Putin just continue with nukes? I don't know, hard to guess where that would go, but I honestly do not think it is outside of the realm of possibility for what Putin is capable of. I would not be surprised to hear that a bunch of his advisors are restraining him right now, especially with the tanks on the way to Ukraine.Even if we didn't retaliate I think the world would be so mad at putin that they would be ostracized to a degree that would devastate them.