__________<quoted text>no nations ever gone that route but what our US did!
The United States was the first nation to build atomic bombs.
The former Soviet Union built their first atomic bomb back in 1949.
Right after the Soviet Union built & tested their first atomic bomb, the United States federal government came to an agreement with the Soviet Unions left wing communist dictatorship.---- That they wouldn't use atomic bombs.
That a "balance of terror" existed.
After 1949, several other nations built atomic bombs.---- France, China, India, Pakistan & South Africa (South Africa dismantled their atomic bombs back in 1993).
The governments of France, China, India, Pakistan & South Africa have also pledged to not use atomic bombs.
The governments of France, China, India, Pakistan & South Africa have also (Still are) been adherents of the "balance of terror".