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After the Great Hot War, many survivors, especially on the West Coast, took to calling the U.S. Interstate Highways "Ike Roads". The name for the roads began to spread across the wasteland in the late 1980s with the quick development of roads in the Angel's Republic. The roads are referred to as Ike Roads in honor of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower (nicknamed "Ike"), who pushed for the establishment of the Interstate Highway System. Following the Great Hot War, the highways and signs that remained mostly intact were incredibly useful to wasteland explorers traveling long distances.