I don’t think these 2 things “developed the atom bomb and won WW II” are mutually dependent. By the time we dropped the A Bombs WW2 was already won in Europe and would have been winnable in the Pacific with or without them. IMHO.
That is the favorite talking point of the progressives who hate atomic weaponry. What that talkign point never addresses is how many American/allied lives would have been lost ‘winning’ the final suirrender? NAd how many Japanese would have been slaughtered and or committed suicide during such a grinding continuation of the war to achieve surrender? Additionally, would Japan have arisen from the ashes as quickly had so many been taken out of the rebuilding efforts had a grinding continuation continued to decimate Japan, its cities, and it’s infrastructure? One of our greatest allies in the modern world is the nation of Japan. Sadly, their people are being educated to hate America now, by those spittling just the sort of crap you’ve peddled with your ‘opinion’.
That is not how I have read about WWII. The Japanese will to fight to death (remember Kamikaze pilots? no one else had them) was decisively broken soon after witnessing the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.