For the real (natural) sciences collectivism is a huge advantage (think about the strict collaborative work in laboratories), but in humanities (like arts literature etc..) individuslism is the advantage. Maybe It sounds a bit simplistic and generalizing, but it is true in the 80-90% of the cases.You CAN make these arguments. But they seem WAAAYYY to simplistic to be taken very seriously,.
With Europe bombed to the craphouse they were not exactly starting the post war world on some sort of even playing field. Britian had some very good early computer work. But they chose to destory it all and deny it ever existsed.
Are innovators hardworking? Maybe only lazy people are really creative, hard workers just do the job they are questioning tje job.
Are innovators individualists? Maybe innovation works better in collaborative sharing environment,
The US post war boom was massive buyt the key ingredient was Brot9ioan was bankrupt almost by teh war and teh rest of Eruope teh aforementioned bombing. With teh US booming and had oddles of cash, innovative risky projects were much more likely to get funded in the USA.