how long would you last without food, water, and shelter in winter
Hey, cutie pie, Russians had no choice. Japs would be flooded with leaflets about the fact that the war has ended and Germany in no longer an ally and recovering. That is not helping any to endure things.
Guys were fanatical morons. Fine. Women with children are never that stupid. How long would the Japanese women and kids last? How long would Hirohito let it last?
Plus, the US could make Dresden look like a backyard cookout. The war was already over, the Japanese navy and air force gone, and all the US planes would be available to make Japan flat like your desk. Day in, day out, with no end in sight.
Your arguments are as idiotic as they come. Because the Japs were fanatical idiots and would rather starve to death than surrender, therefore, the US should be as fanatical and lose a million guys to invade. Sure, that would go really well in Congress. That would not be even close to Leningrad. It would hell just like Hiroshima and Nagasaki - except spread over time, not three days. How long did the Japs last after the second nuke? Yeah, I know, it was years - because they were fanatical.
So, cut the crap and tell me that in 1945, with everybody exhausted and looking forward to normal life, you, the military genius, would send about a million Americans to die in Japan so they can sign a piece of paper. Sure.
Or seek help.