What if Germany didn't pursue an atomic program during WW2?

Nov 2014
192
United States
What if when the war started for whatever reason Hitler decided against pursuing the creation of an atomic bomb and instead ordered the personnel, money, time, and resources that would have gone to the various nuclear development programs elsewhere?

If they put these resources into their industry and weapon production what would have happened? Would this be a major boost to their performance in the war with all these new found resources being devoted to the war effort instead of an atomic bomb program?
 

Larrey

Ad Honorem
Sep 2011
5,831
Considering the German nuclear program as it was, was a very minor affair (apparently partly because Heisenberg claimed the thing was impossible to build anyway), the Germans deciding to forego it entirely would only make things marginally different from the historical situation.
 

Sam-Nary

Ad Honorem
Jun 2012
6,851
At present SD, USA
Considering the German nuclear program as it was, was a very minor affair (apparently partly because Heisenberg claimed the thing was impossible to build anyway), the Germans deciding to forego it entirely would only make things marginally different from the historical situation.
It might have delayed other nuclear projects though. Much of the reason for the intensive funding in America for the Manhattan Project was the fact that Germany had made some start at a nuclear program and it was feared that the Germans would beat them to the bomb. If there was no German nuclear program... they'd have no reason to try and rush to get an American bomb built first...
 
Aug 2014
214
you kiddings right
Atomic bomb is completed 2 weeks earlier or so and the Germans get 3 mechanized infantry divisions more which earns them a total of either 3 days if spent wisely or 45 minutes if lead by current command(tm).