Japan and Russia and Turkey and Israel and Britain and Germany are now essentially 1 party dictatorships. The opposition is state controlled and they won't win election. In other words, they have sham elections. We'll have to see what happens in the US. If Trump declares curfew due to COVID and cancels election then we can say the same about the US.That's complete hyperbole. I would agree with you that Erdogan, Putin and Trump are nationalists with autocratic/fascist tendancies. However, you certainly can't describe Abe, Tsai, Merkel or Johnson as fascist. They all believe in and support multi-party democracy.
Arguably they have already rearmed. However, there's no chance of them building 10 aircraft carriers, because their economy wouldn't support it.