Yangtze Campaign

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Yangtze Campaign
USA Flag Pre-War.pngFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg
LocationYangtze River, China
Involved parties
United States of AmericaPeople's Republic of China
United States Armed Forces
Marine Corps[3]
People's Liberation Army
Connected events
Part of:
Resource Wars
Sino-American War
Great War
United States annexation of Canada
Gobi Campaign
Anchorage Reclamation

There was a great war long before we were born. Our gallant soldiers fought from the Yukon to the Yangtze.

Dick Richardson

The Yangtze Campaign was a military operation conducted by the United States after the successful Chinese occupation of Alaska in 2066. It took place at the Yangtze River watershed in China.


American forces invaded east-central China in 2074 and remained there until the Great War in October 2077. During its course, American T-45 power armor units, infantry and mechanized divisions were deployed in China, but they became bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines. The tide of the war was changed in 2076 when T-51 power armor finally finished development, and the first unit was sent to China where they finally began to beat the Chinese forces. Chinese supply lines from the nations China had annexed began to break down, leading to the loss of the major cities of Shanghai and Nanjing.[1][3][5] The Yangtze Memorial was erected in Nevada to commemorate the soldiers that gave their lives during the campaign.[2]


The Yangtze Campaign is mentioned in Fallout 2 by President Dick Richardson.[6] and Fallout: New Vegas both on the Desert Ranger combat armor,[5] and with the Yangtze Memorial.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike:
    "2074 Contrary to their claims of seeking only to retake Alaska from the Reds, American Power Armor units, infantry, and mechanized divisions are deployed to China, but they become bogged down on the mainland, putting a further drain on American resources and supply lines."
    "2076 June Power Armor prototype completed, resulting in the Power Armor players find in Fallout 1. This is the pinnacle of Power Armor technology before the Great War. Many of these units are sent to China, and they begin to carve a swath through the Chinese forces. The Chinese resources are strained to the breaking point, and the supply lines from the nations China has annexed begin to break down."
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.383: "[4.07] Yangtze Memorial
    Most locals can't rightly remember the exact reason for the large cross on the hill northeast of Goodsprings [4.05], but it honors the fallen of the Yangtze Campaign after the Chinese invaded Alaska in 2066, and the United States fought back, deploying to the Chinese mainland in a long and bloody war that ended with the 2077 holocaust. There's a Hollowed-Out Rock here, and a warning of Deathclaws in the Quarry Junction [4.04] to the northeast. Northwest is an Abandoned Shack [4.S05] that's well worth checking out. Use the memorial as a landmark."
    (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cover of Future Weapons Today
    File:Future Weapons Today.jpg
  4. The plaque mesh of the Yangtze Memorial contains roughly seventy one individual names over two two plaques. The memorial however has roughly 108 plaques, and if the names of all the plaques are roughly evenly spaced across all the plaques there is roughly three thousand eight hundred and thirty four names total. (Error +/- 3 × 54, due to the damage of the plaque.)
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:Desert Ranger CA helmet back close-up.png
  6. The Chosen One: "{175}{}{I don't understand. What do you mean?}"
    Dick Richardson: "{176}{prs20a}{You really don't know, do you? Let me tell you about mankind's salvation. A little history first...}"
    The Chosen One: "{178}{}{Go on, Mr. President….}"
    Dick Richardson: "{197}{prs24}{There was a great war long before we were born. Our gallant soldiers fought from the Yukon to the Yangtze.}"