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The Pacific Ocean, referred to by some tribals as the Great Salt Water,[1] is the worlds largest and deepest ocean, formed 750 million years ago with the breakup of the super-continent Rodinia. It divides the Americas from Asia and Australia.

Background[edit | edit source]

By January of 2073, one of the last known pockets of oil was discovered 175 miles off the coast of California. After sabotaging a Chinese attempt,[2] the Enclave successfully constructed an oil rig directly over this oil. This would eventually become their main base after the bombs fell.

The nuclear reactor in the platform created significant levels of pollution in the surrounding ocean water. This nuclear waste was carried along with the currents, causing devastating ecological damage to the coast of Mexico.

Layout[edit | edit source]

The Pacific Ocean is a vast body of water, stretching from the western coast of North and South America to the eastern coast of Asia and Australia.

Notable locations[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

The water is brown along the coast but clears up a few miles away from land.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Pacific Ocean appears in Fallout and Fallout 2, and is mentioned in Fallout 3, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and its update Wild Appalachia.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Chosen One: "{763}{}{Tell me about the Great Salt Water.}"
    Sulik: "{771}{slk45}{The tribe's home is next to Great Salt Water. Two moons from here, fren.}"
  2. Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.43: "Chinese Army (Simulated)
    U.S. Army (Simulated)
    With conditions deteriorating between the United States and China, a military presence in Alaska was established to prevent a possible invasion across the Bering Strait. With increasingly scarce oil reserves, a last deep-sea deposit below the Pacific Ocean was claimed by China before allegedly being sabotaged by American special operatives. Strained relationships spiraled downward into conflict as China marched on Alaska, and the Sino-American War of 2066—2077 erupted. Under the command of General Jingwei, the Chinese Army usurped control of Alaska's oil pipeline and reserves. In response, the Americans began what came to be called 'The Alaskan Reclamation Operation' (2067—2077).
    Under the leadership of General Constantine Chase, the U.S. Army battled fiercely to the front lines of the conflict before Chase began deploying specialized Power Armor units that began pushing the Chinese back. Future Power Armor suits were further refined as the conflict dragged on, and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was reclaimed. With resources flowing through Canada, strained diplomatic tensions between Canada and the United States becoming problematic, and Canadian forces attacking the pipeline, the country was annexed.
    A combination of inclement weather, constant American bombardment and trench warfare, and U.S. Powered Armor unit attacks sweeping through mainline China, the Chinese supply lines weakened and finally broke down completely. By the beginning of 2077, the city of Anchorage was finally liberated, the Chinese eradicated, and the operation deemed a success. A commemorative memorial was erected in Washington, D.C., in honor of the soldiers who fought and perished for the greater American good. Violence between America and pockets of Canadian freedom fighters continued throughout 2077, until the Great War obliterated almost all infrastructure, commerce, and human life."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
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