Note: This date for the Chinese invasion of Alaska comes from Chris Avellone's Fallout Bible timeline. According to the Sierra Depot GNN transcriptholodisk, which Avellone discards as non-canon as it was supposedly modified by the Sierra Army Depot soldiers, this happened on October 10, 2077.
Completed B.O.M.B. missiles are sent to different space centers around the U.S. so that they can be carried into space and installed into the B.O.M.B. satellites. The process, though slow, is being carried out fairly regularly. (source: Reservation design document)
Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Chinese, American power units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China. However, they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines.
March 30: The President of the United States orders the Pacific Fleet to the Poseidon deep sea oil derrick located at a secret location out in the Pacific. (referenced in the Sierra Depot GNN transcriptholodisk).
10月23日：大戰爆發，and to this day, it is unknown who fired the first weapon. Though air raid sirens sound throughout cities, very few people escape into the Vaults under the belief that it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed and the world is plunged into nuclear winter.
A pre-Fallout "Resource Wars" game set in collapsing Europe (during the United Kingdom's invasions of the Middle East) is one of the games that J.E. Sawyer would like to make if he could do any game, regardless of money and developing time.