After the European Commonwealth-Middle East War came to an end in 2060 when the Middle East's oil fields dried up, there was no purpose in fighting anymore. The European Commonwealth quickly began to dissolve into quarreling nation states fighting over the last remaining resources on Earth.
The European Civil War is mentioned in the original Fallout and the Fallout Bible. In addition, the war and the anarchy resulting from it would be the focus of the hypothetical game Fallout: Resource Wars.
- ↑ Fallout Bible 0: "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."
- ↑ Fallout intro:In the 21st century, war was still waged over the resources that could be acquired. Only this time, the spoils of war were also its weapons: Petroleum and Uranium. For these resources, China would invade Alaska, the US would annex Canada, and the European Commonwealth would dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling the last remaining resources on Earth.