The affairs of the German region after World War II, such as the east and west partition in our world, are unknown due to the Divergence; although the continued existence of the Soviet Union strongly indicates that the German division was still in place. 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.
Germany produced a number of energy weapons that were exported to the United States, and can still be found in the Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland.
Germany is mentioned in many instances throughout the Fallout universe, including:
- In the Fallout intro, Adolf Hitler and his reinvigoration of the German economy is mentioned. Images of Berlin, Waldenburg, and the Ludendorff Bridge also appear.
- In Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel, German car manufacturer Volkswagen is referenced.
- In Fallout 3, the Vault-Tec scientist Stanislaus Braun was from Kronach, a town in the state of Bavaria in southeastern Germany.
- In Fallout 3, Agatha's Station plays three songs by the German composer Johann Sebastian Bach. In addition, music from Gerhard Trede is played on Galaxy News Radio.
- In Fallout: New Vegas, music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Felix Mendelssohn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Gerhard Trede and Richard Wagner are featured.
- In the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Honest Hearts, the language of the Dead Horses tribe was created with parts of the German language.
- In the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World, the city of Düsseldorf is mentioned in Wixon's shovel museum.
- In Fallout 76, German settlers came to the town of Helvetia in the 1800s, bringing with them the holiday of Fasnacht. Various references to the country exist in the town, as well a painting with the the phrase, "Home is where the heart is," written on it in German.
- In the Fallout 76 Wild Appalachia update, Germany is an incorrect answer to two questions in the exams at the Pioneer Scout camp.
- In Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, a vehicle that the developers hoped would have been a 1959 Volkswagen Beetle was to have been located near Vault 39.
- In Fallout Pen and Paper d20, Germany is mentioned on the back of the game guide.
- Germany is the country of origin of the renowned PPK12 Gauss pistol, M72 Gauss rifle, MP9 10mm SMG and the Vindicator minigun. Many major technologies were created by Germans such as Hans Geiger and Werner Heisenberg.
- Heckler & Koch - CAWS, G11, G11E, L30 Gatling laser, MP9 10mm SMG, and P90c
- Donaustahl GmbH
- Mauser - 9mm Mauser and 9mm HSI Mauser
- Rheinmetall AG - Vindicator and 9mm machine pistol
Germany is referenced in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas and its add-on Honest Hearts, the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World and in the Fallout 76 Wild Appalachia update. It is also mentioned in Fallout Tactics, Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and was to be referenced in Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel 2, Van Buren, and Fallout Pen and Paper d20.