If making or breaking a superpower was so easy? This is absolutely wishful thinking, sheer arrogance, and a misleading conclusion drawn from lack of focus on numerous complexities of how the world order works.Now Pakistan is the country that is breaking the US.
USSR did not break down due to Soviet-Afghan War; explore the theme of "Pretoria" and you will understand the bigger picture.
Learn to be humble, and all should get back to the topic.
Europe was the ultimate hub of nuclear knowhow and proliferation from 1940s to 1970s.If our people were studying those subjects, that didn't mean Europeans were training us to make a bomb. We were studying those subjects as anybody else would do but no one thought anything of that because at that time nobody thought that a third world and a poor country like Pakistan would be making a bomb, neither India had tested their device by then nor we had announced that we would eat grass but make a bomb. our nuclear institutes if any were for purely civilian research with almost no or very little scientific equipment that would hint at Pakistan making any attempts to make a bomb. They got attentive after Indian tests and our announcement in this regard and actual efforts to work in that direction. In 1984/85 at least 5 US universities outright refused my admission application to the nuclear engineering program and instead offered alternate programs like Computer engineering/Applied physics or something like that.
Thanks in part to European generosity back then, over 30 countries were capable of developing the bomb by the 1970s but some chose not to.
WE did not re-invent the wheel in this matter. Our security-related considerations MOTIVATED us, and good relations with much of the WESTERN hemisphere worked in our favor. This dynamic aligned well enough, and things proceeded as per our wishes with blessings of Allah Almighty.