A stroll through the history of the atomic age and the wasteland of Fallout 3
The Manhattan Project succeeded in building a nuclear bomb after three quick years of research. The United States rushed the program in order to get a lead on their competitors in this arms race. Germany was supposedly already close to building its own bomb. Yet even the inventors of the first atomic bomb were overwhelmed by its destructive power. J. Robert Oppenheimer cited ... the Bhagavad-Gita "I am become death, the destroyer of worlds." upon witnessing the first test explosion.
Pichlmair, M. 2009, Assembling a Mosaic of the Future: The Post-Nuclear World of Fallout 3. Eludamos. Journal for Computer Game Culture. 2009; 3 (1), p. 107-113