Nowadays, if a government tries to acquire nuclear weapons, it maybe labeled as a warmonger. You could say that such a government is trying to enter the world powers club and to gain the upper hand in the international balance of political power.
But what if such a regime is at the same time arresting women in the streets for malveiling?
If nukes are good, then such a regime would have to accept the culture that comes with it and advance technologically in all fields.
It would be odd to witness factories closing down one by one in a country and thousands of professionals, doctors and engineers leaving the country due to economic reasons and at the same time see advancement in nuclear technology.