During World War II, France was occupied by Nazi Germany in 1940. By 1944, France was liberated. In our world, France owned a large colonial empire which was mostly lost before the close of the 20th century. Due to the divergence, the status of the empire remains a mystery.
Considering that the Vietnam War occurred, it is likely that the republic still lost many of its colonial possessions.
Not much is known about the state of France before or after the Great War; however, there are references to France throughout the Fallout series.
- A French wine named the Chateau Lafayette is mentioned.
- The Golden Globes works on a film featuring a French exchange student.
- Daniel Littlehorn is described as having a penchant for French Traditionalist painters.
- A French wine named the Chateau Montrose made in Bordeaux was mentioned, and was drank once by the U.S. president as of 2077.
- Phrases in the French language are used in areas throughout the game, such as "bon appetit" in the Ultra-Luxe, and a perk named "Cherchez La Femme."
- Caesar mentions the historic European region of Gaul, which included the entirety of modern France.
- The Sink Central Intelligence Unit mentions an Atomic Claret, a traditional French wine.
- The Securitrons of the Securitron de-construction plant have the same face as the Moon from the French film A Trip to the Moon.
- Curie's personality was partly modeled around that of Liza, a grad school fling of Kenneth Collins. She was from Versailles, and moved to the United States before the Great War.
- A terminal entry written by a member of the Brotherhood on the Prydwen mentions a chess move called 'the French Defense'.
- Napoleon Bonaparte is referenced through a painting found throughout the Commonwealth.
Napoleon is mentioned on a plaque in Wixon's shovel museum.
The French city of Amiens is mentioned in the game's intro.
- The island of Tahiti, a part of French Polynesia, is referenced.
- French historical figures are referenced in the Pioneer Scout exams.
- Scout Leader Jaggy mentions the French language.
The Eiffel Tower will occasionally be mentioned by the Vault Dwellers.
Dubois is of French descent.
The main characters would have had to fight their way from Italy to the English Channel by land. To do so, they would have had to have entered France at some point, since the United Kingdom and France are the only basin countries of the channel.
- Paris (mentioned in Dead Money)
- Versailles (mentioned in Fallout 4)
- Amiens (mentioned in Fallout 76)
France is mentioned in Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons Dead Money and Old World Blues, Fallout 4, the Fallout 76 Wild Appalachia update, Fallout Shelter, Fallout Tactics, and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. It would have appeared in the hypothetical Fallout: Resource Wars.
- ↑ NcActres.msg
- ↑ Eden Meadows Cinemas terminal entries: "Imagine a place where prehistoric monsters still roam free. At the base of a dormant volcano lies the entrance to a world within our world. Welcome to the Hollow Earth! A world of mystery and excitement. A land of terrible beasts, lost civilizations, and savage magic. A world that Jules Verne could only dream about, now available in spectacular DinoVision!"
- ↑ Big Al's Tattoo Parlor terminal entries; reception terminal, Memo - Cellar Construction
- ↑ Jaggy: ""Pioneer" derives from the French word pionnier, which means "foot soldier.""
- ↑ "If you could visit one famous landmark in the outside world, what would it be?"
"Oh, the Eiffel Tower. Definitely. So romantic. Assuming, you know... it's still there. "
(Vault dweller conversations)
- ↑ Cheyenne Mountain terminal entries