“what was your key motivation for this piece”
oh idk the due date
The US and the USSR mutually decided on Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD). How? There is a treaty between them, limiting their defensive anti-ballistic missile systems. In other words, each could built bigger and bigger bombs, but they couldn’t build the defense systems to stop the bombs. Destruction was assured. And that’s how they avoided destruction! The Cold War was crazy, man.
But hey, we’re still here, so something worked.