The United Nations was an organization that disbanded due to the start of the Resource Wars.
In the Fallout universe in May 2052, the United Nations began to collapse, due to the start of the Resource Wars following the European Commonwealth's military intervention in the Middle East. The oil-rich states of the Middle East had raised crude oil prices to near confiscatory levels in light of the growing global petroleum shortage. Facing an economic disaster because of European nations' heavy reliance on imported Middle Eastern oil, the European Commonwealth had invaded the Middle East to force its states to lower oil prices or to seize their remaining reserves of petroleum.
The United Nations actively tried to restore the peace with nothing to show for their efforts. As natural resource pressures grew and the United Nations' impotence to maintain a stable international order became clear, many member nations withdrew from the organization, prepared to use military force to defend what was theirs or seize what was somebody else's. The United Nations General Assembly finally disbanded the organization on July 26, 2052 after the majority of its member-states had withdrawn from it. Its last Secretary-General was a Japanese diplomat, Sakugama Okiri, who spoke at the press conference detailing the disbanding of the UN. Finally, its former headquarters in New York was sold to the major toy retailer Bumbalo's to be transformed into a superstore.
- For more information on the organization's real-world counterpart, see United Nations on Wikipedia.
|The following is based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
|End of information based on Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.|
- Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel Manual: In 2025, as the planet’s resources dried up, the United Nations fell apart, causing many smaller nations to fall with them as financial havoc swept across the globe.