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World War II
Fo1 Reichstag Resource Wars.jpgWWII.png
Left: An image of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany as seen in the original Fallout intro.
Right: A depiction of the conflict as seen in the Museum of Freedom.
LocationEurope, Pacific, Atlantic, South-East Asia, China, Middle East, Mediterranean, Africa, North America
ResultAllied Victory
  • The United States of America and the Soviet Union are elevated to superpowers.
  • Formation of the United Nations
Involved parties
BelgiumIcon attack.png Belgium
CanadaCanadian Red Ensign 1921-1957.png Canada
Flag of the Republic of China.png Republic of China
Flag of the Chinese Communist Party.png Communist party of China
France Flag.png France
Flag of Mexico (1934-1968).png Mexico
Soviet Union flag.png Soviet Union
UK Flag.png United Kingdom
United States of AmericaUS flag 48 stars.png United States
Flag of Poland.png Poland
Flag of Australia.png Australia
Flag of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
State flag of Greece (1863–1924;1935–73).png Greece
Flag of the Netherlands.png Netherlands
Flag of South Africa 1928-1994.png South Africa
Flag of New Zeland.png New Zeland
Flag of Norway.png Norway
Flag of Czech Republic.png Czechoslovakia
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).png Ethiopia
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).png Brazil
Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
Flag of Cuba.png Cuba

Client and puppet states
British Raj Red Ensign.png India
Flag of the Philippines (navy blue).png Commonwealth of the Philippines
Flag of the People's Republic of Mongolia (1940-1992).png Mongolia
Nazi GermanyFlag of the German Reich (1935-1945).png Germany
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).png Italy
Japan Flag.png Japan
Flag of Hungary (1920-1946).png Hungary
Flag of Romania.png Romania
Flag of Bulgaria.png Bulgaria

Flag of Finland.svg Finland
Flag of Thailand.png Thailand
Flag of Iraq (1921-1959).png Iraq

Client and puppet states
Flag of Independent State of Croatia.png Croatia
Flag of First Slovak Republic.png Slovakia
Flag of Albania (1939-1943).png Albania

Japan's Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere puppets
Flag of Manchukuo.png Manchukuo
Flag of the Republic of China-Nanjing (Peace, Anti-Communism, National Construction).png China-Nanjing
Flag of the Mengjiang.png Mengjiang
Flag of the Philippines (1943-1945).png Second Philippine Republic
Flag of the State of Burma.png State of Burma
1931 Flag of India.png Azad Hind
Connected events
Cold War
China Burma India Theater
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World War II, also referred to as The Second World War and regularly shortened to WW2 or WWII, was the conflict that saw the first usage of nuclear weapons, the establishment of the United States as a superpower, and the formation of the United Nations.

WWII-era technology

Several examples of World War II-era weapons and vehicles make appearances throughout the Fallout series, having survived the Great War of 2077:


  • Images depicting events in World War II appear in the Fallout intro, and the war, especially as the setting for the first use of nuclear weapons, is often alluded to throughout the series.
  • In the Museum of History, there is a World War II exhibit, although it is inaccessible due to a collapsed ceiling blocking the entrance.
  • Abraham Washington is in possession of the United States' 1941 declaration of War on Germany.
  • The China Burma India Theater patch is on the Boomer flightsuit.
  • An image of the Reichstag in Berlin, Germany is seen in the original Fallout intro.
  • It is mentioned on the naval placard in the Museum of Technology[1]
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor[2]
  • The bombing of Hiroshima[3] and Nagasaki in 1945.[4]
  • Battle of Iwo Jima[5]

Behind the scenes


  1. Museum of Technology Placard: "This flag was recovered from the wreck of the U.S.S. Ebon Atoll, a U.S. Navy Missile Cruiser, sunk off the coast of Alaska in 2066 with all hands lost. The cutting edge vessel's loss was due to a nuclear torpedo strike from the U.S. Navy Submarine, the U.S.S. Interference during the Anchorage Campaign. The submarine mistook the cruiser for an enemy vessel during radio silence and sunk it before obtaining vessel confirmation. This ranks as one of the most tragic disasters in U.S. Naval History since World War II."
  2. Holotape - Goodbye
  3. Citadel terminals; Liberty Prime Operation, Project Summary
  4. Fallout 4 intro
  5. File:Museum of Freedom mural 1776-1942-2077.jpg