So, I was under the impression that Fallout's world was one where science progressed according to what people thought in the US of the fifties. The exception being that people didn't only fear the end of the world resulting from nuclear apocalypse, it actually happened. However, so sayeth another guy, nuclear paranoia is only what Fallout's world is based on, but not widespread in the actual game. Now, I'm not much of a Fallout scholar, but from the games I got the impression that people there wouldn't really take nukes lightly, flinging around a nuclear catapult and whatnot. Could anyone point me to specific parts of the game that support this idea or the contradicting one?