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What happened to China? Reports uncertain. China may be fictional.Moira Brown's terminal, Fallout 3

China (中国), officially the People's Republic of China (中华人民共和国)[8] (PRC),[9] was a pre-War communist state in eastern Asia. China grew rapidly after World War II, and by the 21st century became a global superpower, rivaling the United States and the Soviet Union in power, influence and wealth. Like the U.S., it expanded during the 21st century by annexing neighboring countries.[Non-game 1]

Although severely affected by the economic crisis and the Resource Wars, China was able to compete with the United States for control of the last remaining resources on Earth and wage an eleven year-long war to conquer Alaska and later defend its homeland. Even as late as 2077, the severely mauled People's Liberation Army was one of the finest military forces in the world.

In October 2077, on the day of the Great War, China bombed the United States and possibly other countries as well. However, a diary written by a survivor does not entirely blame China for this, commenting the American government became greedy and refused to cooperate with China.

For an overview of China's appearances in the Fallout series, see here.


During the 20th and 21st centuries, China and the Soviet Union competed with the United States. The space race was one particularly important field of competition in the 20th century. After the United States claimed that Captain Carl Bell was the first human in space in 1961, both the Soviet Union and China protested the claim. The United States never retracted its statement.[10]

Resource Wars[]

However, hostilities would not escalate until a century later, as the global energy and resource crisis grew more and more severe. Heavily reliant on fossil fuels, the People's Republic of China was hit particularly hard.[Non-game 2] In 2060, the Middle East oil fields ran dry, triggering the collapse of the European Commonwealth and the Middle East oil powers.[Non-game 2] Traffic on the streets worldwide ground to a halt as fuel became too precious to waste on automobiles. Alternatives were explored, with limited success.[Non-game 3] Two years later, Chinese operatives would be found across Canada and the United States, running interference and gathering intel that could be used to balance the scales.[11]

To counter communist interference, the next red scare was manufactured. As the situation across the United States worsened, both as a result of the deteriorating economy and the New Plague continuing to wreak havoc despite quarantine measures,[Non-game 4] the federal government used increasing national paranoia to try and control the situation, by discouraging assemblies, fueling anti-communist sentiment, and encouraging reporting subversive elements.[12] The Vigilant Citizen's Hotline was even established to allow citizens to report neighbors to the government for any behavior that could be construed as supporting communism.[13]

These fears were not unfounded, as Chinese infiltrators had indeed established themselves across the country, aiming to sabotage military and economic installations and sow dissent among the American people.

To stave off collapse on the domestic front, China launched campaigns to annex neighboring countries and provide resources for the starved economy.[Non-game 1] While successful, the strategy was only a temporary solution to a much larger problem: Dependency on fossil fuels. The People's Republic found itself on the border of collapse in the spring of 2066. Trade talks with the United States revealed it to be unwilling to export its own reserves of crude oil. Aggressive negotiations resulted in the talks breaking down completely.[Non-game 5]

According to the Sierra Depot GNN transcript, on July 24, the U.S. president declared that the last known supply of petroleum would be used exclusively by the U.S. and that America would not sell or trade any oil to foreign parties; however, the transcript is a generally unreliable source.[14]

As if to insult the communist state further, the United States government revealed the first fusion power cell to the public.[Non-game 6]

The situation was dire. Although China was able to tap a large deep-sea deposit of oil below the Pacific, it was unable to make use of it due to sabotage. American interference was suspected.[Non-game 7] Pushed up against a wall, Chairman Cheng decided on an ambitious and extremely dangerous plan: Invasion of Alaska and seizure of its natural resources by force.[15] Chinese troops swarmed the state, with the primary push focusing on the city of Anchorage, necessary to maintain a link with the Chinese mainland. The Anchorage Front Line became a true battleground.[16][Non-game 8] [Non-game 9]

The invasion inadvertently triggered the gradual annexation of Canada, as the United States forced it to grant the right of passage to American military forces.[Non-game 10] The deployment of the T-45 power armor helped prevent Chinese tanks and infantry from overrunning Alaska. The situation rapidly deteriorated into trench warfare as neither side was capable of breaking the stalemate and forcing peace terms on the enemy and the resource shortage precluded large offensive operations by Chinese motorized forces.[Non-game 11]

The conflict raged for over a decade. The United States focused its attention on Canada, liberally exploiting its natural resources while ignoring protests made by Ottawan citizens.[Non-game 12] Riots and protests eventually culminated in a sabotage attempt on an oil pipeline in 2072. The United States military used the incident as a pretext to invade Canada outright and begin annexation.[16][Non-game 13] Meanwhile, China attempted to destroy American resistance with aggressive use of biological weapons, leading the U.S. government to commission West Tek with the development of a universal cure on September 15, 2073.[Non-game 4] The economy of the People's Republic relied heavily on fossil fuels, including uranium fuel, China having mined the most uranium in the world as of 2077. Despite this, the supply did not meet the demand and was the impetus for the invasion of Alaska, as it teetered on the brink of collapse due to the resource crisis.[Non-game 2][17]

War in China[]


A propaganda poster urging vigilance among American citizens. Despite victories on the front, the fear of Communist infiltration persisted.

F76 FS Propaganda 1

This fear and rabid anti-communism it generated proved useful for suppressing domestic opposition and dissenters, such as the Free States.

Fo3 Red Menace

Racist fear mongering of the Red Chinese threat.

Despite claims of fighting a defensive war, American infantry and mechanized divisions launched an invasion of the Chinese mainland in 2074. However, with its economy stretched to the breaking point by the war on three fronts, the U.S. was unable to overcome its foe. American units were bogged down on the Chinese mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.[Non-game 14] By 2076, the war had raged for a decade with no end in sight. Both China and the United States suffered from war exhaustion. However, the U.S. gained an advantage to offset the problems and the introduction of the T-51 power armor in June helped to tip the scales in favor of the U.S. military. The next generation of power armor resolved problems existing in older generations of armor. Mechanized cavalry units outfitted with the T-51bs were sent to the Alaskan and Chinese fronts, carving a swath through Communist forces.[18]

The Chinese economy crumbled under the onslaught as supply lines from nations annexed by the Beijing regime started falling apart.[Non-game 1] The American regime did not fare any better. In August, food and energy riots start in urban centers across the United States.[19][20][21] A state of emergency and martial law was eventually declared, with U.S. military forces being deployed on the domestic front to fight their own countrymen.[22][Non-game 15] The United States became, effectively, a military junta.[Non-game 16]

2077 brought even worse news for the Chinese communists. The Battle of Anchorage ended with a decisive American victory on January 10, with Anchorage back under U.S. control and Chinese forces retreating across the front.[Non-game 17][23][24]

China was backed into a corner, as the United States could allocate its military resources to destroying resistance in mainland China. With the loss of Alaska, the disintegration of its supply lines, and a renewed American offensive on the Chinese front, spearheaded by the newest T-51b powered armor units, China could not defend itself.[Non-game 7] As if expecting immediate retaliation, the American elite retreated to their shelters, planning a contingency to maintain the war effort even if nuclear strikes occurred.[Non-game 18] Bases across the United States were sealed and troops redeployed to front line conflicts to maintain the American offensive with great difficulty.[25]

The Great War[]

Nuclear weapons were launched on October 23, 2077. Vaults are sealed as the air raid sirens blare for the last time. Within two hours, both the United States and China ceased to exist as nations, their cities vaporized in nuclear fireballs.[26] The nuclear exchange was believed to have kicked back communist China into the stone age by remnants of the American government.[27]

Remnants of Chinese culture and individuals survive in the United States, of all places, through survivors of the Chinese war machine. For example, in Appalachia, while the PLA's infiltrators from Fujiniya Intelligence Base dispersed among the American survivors after the bombs hit, with some committing suicide,[28] hardline loyalists refused to lay down arms and became holdouts,[29] still fighting their secret war. Many became ghoulified.[30] The Great War was seen as ultimate proof of American imperialism's failure.[31] While not numerous, they would truck down anyone breaking faith and coerce them to continue fighting the war, as with Agent Mochou a quarter of a century after the War.[32][33][34] Some of these Chinese Remnants survived as late as the 23rd century, eking out an existence in a fortified safehouse within the ruins of Washington, D.C.[35] Misery wasn't the only fate, though: The Shi of San Francisco formed after survivors of a Chinese submarine crew that beached in the ruined city joined forces with San Francisco survivors, and by the 23rd century became one of the most advanced organizations in New California, even restarting high technology sectors.[36]

The most common experience a typical wastelander will have, though, are various Chinese artifacts, either from infiltrator presence or as war trophies brought home by US servicemen.[37] These include the People's Republic of America Radio, Type 93 Chinese assault rifles, Shanxi Type 17 Chinese pistols, and imperial officer jians.[38]



Hail to the People's Republic!— A common slogan among Chinese soldiers and operatives.

China was a single-party state, ruled by the Communist Party.[39][40] The head of state was the Chairman (equivalent to the United States' president), with the last leader to hold this office being Chairman Cheng.[41] The government was divided into ministries. The only known one is the Chinese Intelligence Ministry, responsible for special operations on American soil.[7]

Like any sovereign state, China maintained embassies in foreign nations. In spite of the war, the Chinese embassy in Washington D.C. remained open, with Xiu-Ling serving as the last ambassador to the United States.[42]

China used the yuan as currency, and Chinese notes were often considered a tell-tale sign of a Chinese infiltrator in America.[6] The Chinese economy suffered throughout the war, to the point that strict rationing of resources was instituted, including food. The situation was so severe by 2077, that lotteries were used to allocate food rations to Chinese citizens and could be manipulated by the government to reward faithful service. China seemed to place little value on individual lives, and even its high-ranking infiltrators were subject to termination or expected to commit suicide once their missions were complete if extraction was unavailable or too costly.[43]

Despite these difficulties, China managed to develop a number of advanced technologies, which made some of its citizens look down at the United States as downright primitive.[44]


The People's Liberation Army relied on its vast reserves of manpower and industrial capacity to maintain its edge, though unlike the United States, the focus was put on firepower rather than personal protection. Chinese soldiers were issued jumpsuits rather than hard combat armor, though the Type 93 assault rifles that were the workhorse of the army were significantly more powerful than standard American R91s.[45] Tanks were key to the Chinese doctrine, used to support infantry operations during the invasion of Alaska. However, when they were countered by early power armor Americans deployed, China realized that it had no analog and rushed to create its own versions. Due to the handicap, it also intensively researched stealth technology as a counter.[Non-game 11]

China made aggressive use of advanced biological weaponry during the Resource Wars, which drove the United States to develop the Pan-Immunity Virion and later the Forced Evolutionary Virus as countermeasures.[46]

Beyond stealth, the Chinese had an extremely effective intelligence and security apparatus.[47] Apart from concealing its research, Chinese operatives infiltrated mainland United States and set up an extensive covert network of spies and intelligence operatives. The largest of their spy networks were located in and around Washington, D.C., with strongholds throughout the region. China even managed to set up regular patrols by Chinese submarines, such as the SSN-37-1A.[48]


Due to little success in creating a power armor of comparable performance,[Non-game 11] While their own version power armor was considered and saw some moderate development, Chinese researchers decided to focus their efforts elsewhere and managed to create practical active camouflage technology, commonly referred to as stealth technology. The development of Hei Gui stealth suits allowed for easy penetration of enemy lines. China's efforts continued apace and by 2075 was rumored to possess an entire fleet of stealth submarines, developed in the Shaanxi Province, nicknamed the "Ghost Fleet."[49]

The United States had little success in their own stealth projects. Various reverse-engineering projects were undertaken. Big MT created stealth suits mark I and mark II based on technology from captured Chinese suits[50] RobCo focused on replicating the modulating stealth field. Robert Mayflower's Stealth Boy 3001 was a portable, personal stealth device with a limited lifespan that could be used by anyone without the need for a full-body suit.[49][51][52]

Chinese research into improving their stealth tech never ceased, and the Fujiniya Intelligence Base in Appalachia was on the cusp of a major upgrade in power efficiency for the stealth suit. The Great War interrupted the project, and it was eventually salvaged by Thomas Eckhart's Enclave to create Stealth Boy Mark IIIs.[53]

Fallout Tactics The MEC Gauss minigun was designed by the Chinese. Atypical for an automatic weapon, it uses Gaussian technology in the form of multiple electromagnetic fields to fire 2mm EC ammunition at a rate of over 90,000 rounds per minute.[Non-canon 1]


Separate from the infiltrated agents of the People's Liberation Army, China also had a network of spies and communist sympathizers in mainland America, having infiltrated local civil society to spy on it while smuggling imported Chinese weapons. Such cells could be found in pre-War Pittsburgh,[54] Old Olney[55] and Point Lookout.[56] In Appalachia, the secessionist militia known as the Free States was accused of being a communist movement by the US government during the propaganda war between both groups.[57] Even in 2277, long after the end of the Great War and the collapse of the PRC, Irving Cheng was still sympathetic to the communist regime.[58]



China is mentioned in every Fallout game.

Behind the scenes[]

The nuclear Armageddon in the back-story was between the US and China. After shipping several people asked me why China and not the old standby, the Soviet Union. I made the choice when I remembered experiences with Oleg, a Moscow developer I worked with months before when I was assistant-producing a typing game. Once, in the middle of a phone conversation, I heard some muffled bangs, and the phone went quiet. When I asked him what the noise was, he replied, “Oh, it was just the Russian mob firing their guns in the street.” I thought he was joking – he wasn’t. After that, I had a really hard time believing that the once mighty USSR would be in a position to threaten the world any time soon. So I turned to the next major communist country that typifies “the East”: China.Scott Campbell - The Origins of Fallout, page 7
  • According to Timothy Cain, China was in fact the one who fired the first nuclear missile and thereby the originator of the nuclear exchange in the Great War. Elaborating further, he explained that they were provoked into doing so after learning of the United States' development of the FEV. After receiving China's demand to stop development altogether, the United States only "moved it over," despite bio-weapons being outlawed.[Non-game 19]
  • Chinese forces would also appear in some form in Black Isle Studios' canceled Fallout 3, code-named Van Buren, playing a part in the background story:
    • When the Great War started, communist fifth-columnists rebelled against the federal government despite being hunted by the Unamerican Activities Force, and in the tech demo fifth columnists were the main enemies encountered.
    • Shortly before the Great War started in 2077, a Chinese infiltration and sabotage team discovered the Hoover Dam secret genetics laboratory - Classified Sub-Level 1C - and tried to destroy Hoover Dam, so the genetic work could never be used against them. Some of the Chinese stealth soldiers made it into Sub-Level 1C, while others were planting bombs in the main generator rooms - Scum Pits. One of the bombs went off prematurely and alerted all of Hoover Dam, including the guards in S1C. Things become cloudy in the reports due to the chaos that ensued, but suffice it to say that the Chinese were defeated, the generators were heavily damaged, and S1C was compromised. A couple of Chinese stealth soldiers and four scientists were trapped in S1C after the hatch was sealed. The Prisoner could find the soldiers there and use the materials from their stealth armor to make his own armor.[Non-canon 3]
    • Chinese Hei Gui units managed to steal Limit-115 samples during the Hoover raid, but they were killed in Denver in a crowded public area, breaking the vials with the virus, unleashing the New Plague on Denver.
  • Similarly, the canceled Fallout Extreme would also feature China: Although the communists in China started the Great War, they couldn't finish it. Imperial remnants from places like Taiwan swiftly took the country back from the Reds, and crowned a new emperor of China. The new dynasty, however, did not like how America ended up in the Great War, and are building a massive missile to destroy the dangerous Brotherhood of Steel.

See also[]



  1. The Sole Survivor: "I wish you a safe journey."
    Zao: "Many thanks. I look forward to seeing my Zhongguo soon. Soon, I will set sail. You should get ashore. Farewell, American. I must admit. I have met... worse capitalists."
    (Zao's dialogue)
  2. Patch worn by Chinese infiltrators in the Deep
  3. Flag over Chinese Forward Camp Delta
  4. I Married a Maoist
  5. Wastewater treatment plant terminal entries; Manager's terminal, Reply from City Treasurer
  6. 6.0 6.1 People's Bank of Point Lookout terminal entries; Terminal, National Security Update
  7. 7.0 7.1 Homestead Motel terminal entries; safehouse terminal, Extraction Details
  8. Communist: "*speaking Chinese*"
    (Communist's dialogue)
  9. PRC scientist
  10. Museum of Technology placard: "This is the actual skeleton of Captain Carl Bell who died on May 5, 1961 after his Space Capsule crash landed. Captain Bell is credited as being the first human in space on board the Space Capsule Defiance 7, but this has been constantly refuted by both the Soviet Union and China. Defiance 7's flight lasted for a total of 12 minutes and 7 seconds as it achieved one full revolution around the Earth. Donated by Edwina Bell."
  11. Turtledove Detention Camp terminal entries; Terminal, Intelligence Report, Yang, Wan (alias)
  12. Disaster relief outpost terminal entries; terminal, Know the Signs!
  13. Neighborly letter
  14. See Sierra Depot GNN transcript for more details
  15. Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Commies Crushed - Alaska Liberated!
  16. 16.0 16.1 Briefly mentioned in the Fallout intro with no date.
  17. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Pioneer badge exam terminal, Miner
  18. Fort Strong terminal entries; General Brock's terminal, General Brock's Report - June 2076
  19. Boston Bugle building terminal entries; Boston Bugle article terminal, Article 3
  20. Citadel terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Food Riots Rile Feds
  21. Vault 22 sign: "Under the heart of the Mojave desert, Vault 22 provides a fertile laboratory for experimentation on staple crops to maximize their potential. Within the Vault, scientists and horticulturalists continue to innovate our understanding of agricultural possibilities in the fight against the global hunger crisis. The scientists who developed a miracle fertilizer within have made a profound impact on your ordinary life. So take a second to reflect on the hard work of Vault-Tec scientists in improving crop production in arid biomes like the Mojave, and for increasing crops' resistance to insects, drought, and disease."
  22. Power armor specs
  23. Capital Post Top Stories -- January 11, 2077, Commies Crushed - Alaska Liberated!
  24. Capitol Post newspaper Monday, January 11, 2077
  25. Sierra mission statement
  26. Captain Maxson's diary
  27. Dick Richardson: "{216}{prs32}{We were winning, too. And then those damn Reds launched everything they had. We barely got our birds up.}"
    The Chosen One: "{217}{}{Doesn't seem as though it helped us much.}"
    Dick Richardson: "{218}{prs33}{Well, no it didn't. But at least it knocked the damn Red menace back into the stone age.}"
    (Dick Richardson's dialogue)
  28. We have failed
  29. Communist: "*speaking Chinese*"
    (Communist's dialogue)
  30. Communist: "*speaking Chinese*"
    (Communist's dialogue)
  31. Communist: "*speaking Chinese*"
    (Communist's dialogue)
  32. A Vault Dweller: "Someone tracked you down? Who?"
    Mochou: "Another pre-war asset, very loyal to the cause. They only come here occasionally to check up on us... but trust me, you don't ever want to meet them."
    (Mochou's dialogue)
  33. A Vault Dweller: "Why didn't you just leave after the bombs fell?"
    Mochou: "I did! They tracked me down with tracers in my gear, years later. I thought everything was all over, that the governments were all gone, that I was free. If I had known, I would have thrown it all away and just hoped for the best. I thought holding on to it would save my life, but I was wrong. So wrong."
    (Mochou's dialogue)
  34. Mochou: "If I give you this suit then they'll come for you... and they'll find me. Maybe not tomorrow, but eventually. They will kill me for it. I don't care if I die, I may as well already be dead. But they will also kill Jen, and I can't risk that."
    (Mochou's dialogue)
  35. Mama Dolce's
  36. San Francisco and Shi
  37. Pioneer Scout camp terminal entries; Pioneer badge exam terminal; Leatherworker
  38. Chinese items in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, and Fallout 76.
  39. Boomer: "Status report. Suspect unknown. Potential affiliations: Free States, Watoga Saboteur, Communist party sympathizers."
    (Boomer's dialogue)
  40. Newscaster: "And now, our exclusive coverage of the continuing volatile situation with Communist China."
    (Newscaster's dialogue)
  41. Liberty Prime: "Chairman Cheng will fail. China will fall."
    (Liberty Prime's dialogue)
  42. M.A.R.Go.T.: "The Senate Luncheon with Chinese Ambassador Xiu-Ling scheduled for October 31st at noon has been indefinitely postponed."
    (M.A.R.Go.T.'s dialogue)
  43. Chinese Intelligence bunker terminal entries; Extraction terminal
  44. Fujiniya Intelligence Base terminal entries; stealth lab terminal, Stealth Lab Director Summary
  45. In-game statistics comparison
  46. FEV research; 2073
  47. Anchorage terminal entries; Chinese terminal; Chinese terminal
  48. Sub recovery site terminal entries; Submarine Operations terminal; Mission Parameters
  49. 49.0 49.1 The Switchboard terminal entries; research terminal, > 2075 Dec 17
  50. X-13 research facility features numerous disassembled Chinese suits alongside designs for the stealth suit and its different iterations.
  51. Fallout item description: "{5400}{}{Stealth Boy}"
    "{5401}{}{A RobCo Stealth Boy 3001 personal stealth device. Generates a modulating field that transmits the reflected light from one side of an object to the other.}"
  52. Museum of Technology placard: "This is the RobCo "Stealth Boy" Model 3001 Personal Stealth Device. Developed by Robert Mayflower, the Stealth Boy generates a modulating field that transmits the reflected light from one side of an object to the other making the bearer almost invisible to the untrained eye."
  53. The Whitespring bunker terminal entries; military work station, RE: Chinese Stealth Tech
  54. Abandoned apartments spy apartment
  55. Old Olney underground spy basement
  56. Events of The Velvet Curtain
  57. Free States#Gallery
  58. Tenpenny Tower terminal entries; exploration database, Rebuilding Proposal
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout Bible 0: "2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fallout Bible 0: "2060 The Euro-Middle Eastern War ends as the oil fields in the Middle East run dry... there is no longer a goal in the conflict, and both sides are reduced almost to ruin."
  3. Fallout Bible 0: "2060 Traffic on the streets of the world stops moving. Fuel becomes too precious to waste on automobiles, so alternatives are explored - electric and fusion cars begin to be manufactured, but factories can only make limited amounts. Pressure on fusion research increases."
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2053 The socially transmitted "New Plague" arises, killing tens of thousands. The United States closes its borders and the first-ever national quarantine is declared. The source of the plague is unknown, but rumors persist that it is a genetically engineered weapon."
    "2062 Despite quarantine measures, the New Plague continues to spread, fueling national paranoia."
    "2073 Sept 15 As China becomes increasingly aggressive with their use of biological weapons, the United States government felt that a countermeasure was needed. The Pan-Immunity Virion Project (PVP) is officially formed and plans are made to begin experiments at the West Tek research facility in Southern California."
    "2077 February FEV Research is leaked to the world through an unknown source. Protests in many major cities and governments around the world, as well as accusations that the US was responsible for the New Plague. FEV is seen as the threat it is, and serves only to fuel tensions."
  5. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Spring As the oil resources dry up across the globe, China's fossil fuel dependency causes an energy crisis in the nation. China, bordering on collapse, becomes more aggressive in its trade talks with the United States. Unwilling to export oil to China, talks between the United States and China break down."
  6. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Summer Adding further insult to the Chinese-American relations, the first crude fusion cell is unveiled, one of the results of the Power Armor project. Devices designed for the fusion cell begin to be manufactured. Incorporating fusion power into the general US infrastructure begins, but the process is too slow to supply power to the regions that need it. Nearly thirteen years later, few sections of the United States were supplied with fusion power."
  7. 7.0 7.1 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p. 43: "Chinese Army (Simulated)
    U.S. Army (Simulated)
    With conditions deteriorating between the United States and China, a military presence in Alaska was established to prevent a possible invasion across the Bering Strait. With increasingly scarce oil reserves, a last deep-sea deposit below the Pacific Ocean was claimed by China before allegedly being sabotaged by American special operatives. Strained relationships spiraled downward into conflict as China marched on Alaska, and the Sino-American War of 2066—2077 erupted. Under the command of General Jingwei, the Chinese Army usurped control of Alaska's oil pipeline and reserves. In response, the Americans began what came to be called "The Alaskan Reclamation Operation" (2067—2077).
    Under the leadership of General Constantine Chase, the U.S. Army battled fiercely to the front lines of the conflict before Chase began deploying specialized Power Armor units that began pushing the Chinese back. Future Power Armor suits were further refined as the conflict dragged on, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was reclaimed. With resources flowing through Canada, strained diplomatic tensions between Canada and the United States becoming problematic, and Canadian forces attacking the pipeline, the country was annexed.
    A combination of inclement weather, constant American bombardment and trench warfare, and U.S. Powered Armor unit attacks sweeping through mainline China, the Chinese supply lines weakened and finally broke down completely. By the beginning of 2077, the city of Anchorage was finally liberated, the Chinese eradicated, and the operation deemed a success. A commemorative memorial was erected in Washington, D.C., in honor of the soldiers who fought and perished for the greater American good. Violence between America and pockets of Canadian freedom fighters continued throughout 2077, until the Great War obliterated almost all infrastructure, commerce, and human life."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  8. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground."
  9. Fallout history marketing picture
  10. Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. The United States and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and US troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation in 2076."
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Fallout Bible 0: "2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinanceIn-game spelling, punctuation and/or grammar becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States."
  12. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the US draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard."
  13. Fallout Bible 0: "2072 The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage attempt of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its annexation of Canada... which in fact, had already begun in 2067."
  14. Fallout Bible 0: "2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines."
  15. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 22 The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons."
  16. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 August Food and energy riots begin in major cities throughout the United States. Military units begin to be deployed in cities within the United States to contain rioters, and many temporary jails are constructed. A state of emergency is declared, and martial law soon follows."
  17. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 10 Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans."
  18. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 March Prepared for a nuclear or biological attack from China, the president and the Enclave retreats to remote sections around the globe and make contingency plans for continuing the war."
  19. 26 years later, original Fallout co-creator settles the RPG's biggest debate: who dropped the first nuke and why?
  1. Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel item description: "name_gaussMiniGun = {MEC Gauss MiniGun}"
    "desc_gaussMiniGun = {The MEC Gauss is of Chinese design. It uses multiple electromagnetic fields to propel over 90,000 rounds per minute to relativistic velocities.}"
  2. Vault dwellers: "If you could visit one famous landmark in the outside world, what would it be?"
    "The Great Wall of China. I bet it's still standing."
    (Vault dweller conversations)
  3. Hei Gui armor as a possible part of the equipment is confirmed by one of Van Buren screenshots also, see Van Buren crafting.