The Middle East is a historical and cultural sub-region of Afro-Eurasia traditionally held to be the countries or regions in Southwest Asia together with Egypt. In other contexts, the region can include other parts of North Africa and/or Central Asia.
Before the rise of human civilization, the Ubar civilization would rise and fall with the cradle of the Middle East around where the present-day Rub' al Khali desert is located. The Ubar would be near completely forgotten until 1894 when archaeologist Lorenzo Cabot and his team would make a single expedition into the Rub' al Khali and would excavate the ruins of an Ubar temple filled with various artifacts. Cabot and his team would also discover an Ubarian sarcophagus and bring back a single artifact from that Ubarian corpse that would extend his life for over 400 years.
In 2052, the Resource Wars began. Many smaller nations went bankrupt as their economies collapsed from the high prices for fossil fuels, and the nations of Europe, dependent on oil imports from the petroleum-rich states of the Middle East, responded to their decision to rapidly raise oil prices with military action.[Non-game 1] This was the beginning of the long, drawn-out conflict between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East, the Resource Wars. In December 2053, Tel Aviv was wiped out by a terrorist nuclear weapon.[Non-game 2] In January 2054, a limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raised fears throughout the world."[Non-game 3]
|Egypt||Nile River, Suez|
|Israel||Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv,
Valley of Hinnom, Tophet, Zion
|Oman||Salalah, Wadi Aydam|
|Rub' al Khali||Salalah, Wadi Aydam|
- Fallout Bible 0: "2052 April: The Resource Wars begin. Many smaller nations go bankrupt, and Europe, dependent on oil imports from the Middle East, responds to the Middle East's rising oil prices with military action. The long drawn-out war between the European Commonwealth and the Middle East begins."}}
- Fallout Bible 0: "2053 Dec: Like an exclamation mark on the end of a very bad year, a terrorist nuclear weapon destroys Tel Aviv."
- Fallout Bible 0: "2054 Jan: Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world."}}