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For the random encounter in Fallout Tactics, see Canadian Invasion.

You know what's been stopping the Reds from pouring into downtown Juneau? American soldiers, that's what. And now we've got to worry about someone - Chinese, Alaskan, or otherwise - taking out the pipeline? I don't think so. Effectively immediately, United States troops are beginning a complete takeover of all Canadian assets and resources. Little America is ours. But let's face it - it always has been.— General Buzz Babcock

The United States annexation of Canada was an event that took place before the Great War.


The primary reason for the annexation was Canada's natural resources, considered vital to the American military effort in the Sino-American War.[2]

In 2059 the Anchorage front line was established in Alaska, to protect its natural resources from the People's Republic of China.[citation needed] As parts of the Alaskan pipeline cross Canadian territory, the U.S. government pressured the Canadian authorities into allowing American military units to station near the pipeline and provide security.[Non-canon 1]

After the Chinese invasion of Alaska in 2066, increasing U.S. military presence in Canada began to raise tensions to the point of riots.[3][Non-canon 2] By 2069, Canada became Little America in the minds of U.S. citizens, with vast stretches of timberland destroyed beyond recovery.[Non-canon 3] Protests and riots erupted in several Canadian cities and an attempt to sabotage the Alaskan pipeline by unknown forces was foiled but provided the U.S. government an excuse to officially annex the country.[1][Non-canon 2]

When pictures of the atrocities made their way to the United States, they sparked unrest and protests from the American public.[Non-canon 4] Provinces such as Ontario became U.S. territories.[4] To some members of the United States military, the act was considered criminal.[5] In a statement to the press, General Buzz Babcock, commander of U.S. forces in Canada, cited security concerns as the primary reason for the annexation. He also stated that "Little America" was always the property of the United States and the U.S. military announced the official annexation of Canada on June 3, 2072.[1][Non-canon 5]


  • Media such as Tales from the Front and Armor Ace and the Power Patrol depicted the annexation as a liberation.
  • Vault-Tec advertised Vaults in "newly-annexed Canada."[6]
  • There is a special encounter in Fallout Tactics called "Canadian Invasion Recreationists." During this encounter, Clarisse will instruct a group to gather next to the American side of a line drawn on the ground.[7] She will then direct the group to walk across to the Canadian side of the line and once complete, the group gets drunk to celebrate.[8] She mentions that there is strong evidence that the Canadian army wore pink.[9]
  • Another random encounter in Fallout Tactics is called Canadian Invasion, where a group is hostile to anyone who approaches, calling them "Canadian scum" and "devious," further commenting that Canada started the Great War.[10] When engaged in combat, they state that they "invaded your country once, and we'll do it again!"[11][12]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Capitol Post terminal entries; Capital Post Top Stories -- June 3, 2072, U.S. to Annex Canada!
  2. Fallout intro: " For these resources, China would invade Alaska, the US would annex Canada, and the European Commonwealth would dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling the last remaining resources on Earth."
  3. Dick Richardson: "{177}{prs20b}{A little history….} {197}{prs24}{There was a great war long before we were born. Our gallant soldiers fought from the Yukon to the Yangtze.}"
    The Chosen One: "{198}{}{Yeah, I knew about that part. Go on.}"
    Dick Richardson: "{216}{prs32}{We were winning, too. And then those damn Reds launched everything they had. We barely got our birds up.}"
    The Chosen One: "{217}{}{Doesn't seem as though it helped us much.}"
    Dick Richardson: "{218}{prs33}{Well, no it didn't. But at least it knocked the damn Red menace back into the stone age.}"
    The Chosen One: "{219}{}{And us with it.}"
    (Dick Richardson's dialogue)
  4. Survivalist's rifle inscription "Lone Branch Arsenal Ontario, USA Territory"
  5. Year: 2100
  6. Letter from Vault-Tec
  7. Clarisse: "MZ05_Clarisse_A00_W = { Alright ladies and gents. The Invasion is about to start. If we can all get to the American side of the line... that's lovely. }"
    (Clarisse's dialogue)
  8. Clarisse: "MZ05_Clarisse_B00_W = { Now if you'll all just step over to the Canadian side of the line... }"
    (Clarisse's dialogue)
  9. Clarisse: "MZ05_Clarisse_D03 = { There is a strong argument for showing that the Canadian Army wore pink... }"
    (Clarisse's dialogue)
  10. MIS Z04 Speech.txt: "MZ04_Morons_A02 = { They're devious, these Canadians. }"
  11. MIS Z04 Speech.txt: "MZ04_Morons_A03 = { I heard that Canadia started the great war. }"
  12. MIS Z04 Speech.txt: "MZ04_Moron_C00_W = { We don't speak with your kind, Canadian scum! We invaded your country once, and we'll do it again! }"


  1. Fallout Bible 0: "2059 The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2072 The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage attempt of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its annexation of Canada... which in fact, had already begun in 2067."
  3. Fallout Bible 0: "2069 Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the US draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard."
  4. Fallout Bible 0: "2076 January The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests."
  5. 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)