How do I output this recursive function correctly to a web browser?

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I believe, the code is correct, the issue is with the output to a web browser. What's the fix?

JavaScript:
function countdown(n){
    if (n < 1) {
      return document.getElementById("recursivep").innerHTML = [];
    } else {
       let firstarr = countdown(n - 1);
       firstarr.unshift(n);
       return document.getElementById("recursivep").innerHTML = firstarr;
    }
}

HTML:
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
    <head>
        <script async src="Recursive function.js"></script>
    </head>
    <body>
        <main>
            <div>
                Recursive function
                <button onclick="countdown()">click me</button>
                <p id="recursivep"></p>
            </div>
        </main>
    </body>
</html>
 
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JavaScript:
function countdown(n){
    const p = document.getElementById('recursivep');
    if (n < 1) {
      p.innerHTML = 'Boom!';
    } else {
       p.innerHTML = n;
       n--;
       setTimeout(countdown, 1000, n);
    }
}

HTML:
<button onclick="countdown(10)">click me</button>
 
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JavaScript:
function countdown(n){
    const p = document.getElementById('recursivep');
    if (n < 1) {
      p.innerHTML = 'Boom!';
    } else {
       p.innerHTML = n;
       n--;
       setTimeout(countdown, 1000, n);
    }
}

HTML:
<button onclick="countdown(10)">click me</button>
It works. So far my experience with recursive function output has only been via setTimeOut()
 

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