Do remember if the USA shut down the import’s from Germany and they could no longer export, what would happen to them? If they actually paid for their NATO defenses and militaries as they were supposed to but instead relied on America to defend the “fatherland” of Germany then what? Shall we review the high tariffs and protectionism laws in place also?
Socialism only works when the economies are growing and there is a place for goods to go, because internally the state does not have the economic mass to grow itself. Look at the birth rates in those countries as a canary in a coal mine for it’s future.
Capitalism isn’t perfect and neither is socialism, the best solution is when you have open and free capitalism where the invisible hand of supply and demands provides the protection of a closed system as defined in socialism.
Everyone is right and everyone is wrong, but if you stop and look at what advanced in the last 50 years, socialism did not propagate the wage and industrial expanse, capitalism did. The big question is how to resolve the issues that comes from it.