I believe we would have had to fight twice in Japan, if not for the Bomb.
The first time to get rid of Tojo and Company.
The second time to stop a Communist takeover of Japan, because it would have been divided, just like Korea.
Very possible. They would never have submitted to McArthur’s occupation without the bomb, which turned out to conducted in a very humane and conciliatory way. Communism needs the perception of injustice and suppression to take root. The bomb and McArthur took that away from the lousy POS Commies.
It has taken them many, many years to dumb down a big segment of the masses in the US and create a gigantic chip on the shoulder of the underclass. The same bunch of cutthroats who are wrecking the lives of this class of people are the same ones who are convincing them that they are their savior. The sheer stupidity of what is happening in this country to that effect is mind-boggling and sickening.