In 2068, a nuclear war is fought between the USSR and the USA. 42,000 best bombs are used, and 2,000 megatons are used during the war.
My story takes place mostly in 4 regions of the United States, the southeast, Midwest, southwest, and northwest. It’s been 20 generations since the war, and most people live in small, farming communities, or United city states. There are three powerful nations in the post apocalyptic United States called the Midwestern empire, the Western Federation, and the Florida Republic.
My main character is searching for a large city out in California, that used to be known as Los Angeles. My question is, would this city still be recognizable after 500 years?
By recognizable, I mean: Could you be able to tell a city was once there just by looking forward at it? BTW, just assume that the cities weren’t hit directly by bombs.