The street sign in the beginning is all wrong, it faces the camera rather than the street where the story takes places. In a typical American city, street signs are almost always placed in the direction of the street they are indicating, so traffic on the other street in the intersection know what they are turning onto or passing. In other words, the story is not set on Maple Street. Maple Street is the intersecting street at the end of the road the story is set on. See more
The tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. There are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejudices to be found only in the minds of men. For the record, prejudices can kill, and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all of its own for the children, and the children yet unborn. And the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the Twilight Zone.