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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.

Background

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.[3]

Notes

  • President Kimball mentions the ocean in his Hoover Dam speech, noting that, "we are the heirs of that civilization, torchbearers eastward of the Pacific, into the darkness of this wasted land"[4] and that "today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevadas, defiant and enduring."[5]
  • Skinner references "slavish socialists" as being across the ocean.[6]

Layout

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

Notes

On the Fallout and Fallout 2 world maps, the water is brown along the coast but clears up a few miles away from land.[7]

Appearances

The Pacific Ocean appears in Fallout and Fallout 2, and is mentioned in Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and its updates Wild Appalachia and Wastelanders.

Gallery

References

  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.}"
    (Sulik's dialogue)
  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."
    (Fallout 3 Official Game Guide faction profiles)
  3. Power plant operations
  4. President Kimball: "We must always remember that wherever Californians stand, we carry our principles with us: equal respect, representation, and protection under the laws of a just republic. This was the same fire that burned in the heart of the Old World that preceded us. We are the heirs of that civilization, torchbearers eastward of the Pacific, into the darkness of this wasted land."
    (Kimball's dialogue)
  5. President Kimball: "Today, you are the waves of the Pacific, pushing ever eastward. You are the sequoias rising from the Sierra Nevadas, defiant and enduring."
    (Kimball's dialogue)
  6. Vault Dweller: "[Perception] The world's over. What use is money? Why not just give me a robot?"
    Skinner: "... you make a fair point. But I can't just GIVE you a frame. That'd make us no better than those slavish socialists across the Pacific. But I could see providing you a discount."
  7. Appearance on Fallout and Fallout 2 world maps.
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