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For more information on the Cold War, see Cold War on Wikipedia.

The Cold War was a sustained, lengthy state of political and military unrest between national powers after World War II.


It was termed as "cold" because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, although there were major regional wars, known as proxy wars.[2] Gametitle-FOT The Vietnam War was one of these proxy wars that saw both anti- and pro-communist forces battling for supremacy over their ideological precipices.[3]

Due to Fallout's divergence from the real world timeline, it is unknown how accurate the Cold War was in the series' timeline.


  1. The Cold War on Wikipedia
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.310: "Raven Rock
    Originally known as "Site R," Raven Rock was designed at the beginning of the Cold War as a shelter for top military officials. It has served as the base of operations for the Enclave since the government's remaining forces retreated there. This is only accessible during Main Quest: The American Dream; it is otherwise impenetrable. The following section reflects the order you will visit each interior location."
    (Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition Tour of the Capital Wasteland)
  3. Fallout Tactics intro#Intro audio cues
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