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France, officially the French Republic, was a country in Europe before the Great War.


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.

By 2060, as the European Commonwealth dissolved, the country fell into disarray, bickering and quarreling with its neighbors over the last few remaining resources on Earth.

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.

Fallout 2Edit

Fallout 3Edit

Fallout: New VegasEdit

  • 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.

Dead MoneyEdit

Dean Domino mentions that he had performed in Paris.

Old World BluesEdit

Fallout 4Edit

Far HarborEdit

The French novelist Jules Verne is mentioned in a terminal at the Eden Meadows Cinemas.[2]


Napoleon is mentioned on a plaque in Wixon's shovel museum.

Fallout 76Edit

The French city of Amiens is mentioned in the game's intro.

Wild AppalachiaEdit

Fallout ShelterEdit

The Eiffel Tower will occasionally be mentioned by the Vault Dwellers.[5]

Fallout TacticsEdit

The Cheyenne Mountain facility offers a French language countdown.[6]

Fallout: Brotherhood of SteelEdit

Dubois is of French descent.

Fallout: Resource WarsEdit

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.

Known locationsEdit


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.


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  2. 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!"
  3. Big Al's Tattoo Parlor terminal entries; reception terminal, Memo - Cellar Construction
  4. Jaggy: ""Pioneer" derives from the French word pionnier, which means "foot soldier.""
    (Jaggy's dialogue)
  5. "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)
  6. Cheyenne Mountain terminal entries
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