Anchorage Reclamation

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For the simulation in Fallout 3's Operation: Anchorage add-on, see Anchorage Reclamation simulation.
Anchorage Reclamation
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Images of the campaign (clockwise): General Constantine Chase, a Chinese-occupied bunker, T-51b depot, a T-51b power armor unit advancing through ruins outside Anchorage
Overview
LocationAnchorage, Alaska, United States of America
DateDecember 2066[1] - January 10th, 2077[2]
ResultDecisive American victory
Involved parties
United States of AmericaUSA Flag Pre-War.png United States of AmericaPeople's Republic of ChinaFlag of the People's Republic of China.svg People's Republic of China
Leader
General Constantine ChaseGeneral Jingwei
Forces
United States Armed ForcesPeople's Liberation Army
Casualties
Heavy[3]
USS Ebon Atoll[4]
Heavy
Connected events
Part of:
Resource Wars
Sino-American War
Previous:
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Next:
Great War
Concurrent:
Battle of Anchorage
United States annexation of Canada
Gobi Campaign
Yangtze Campaign
 
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We'll die today, but by God we'll give those Communist sonsabitches a black eye they'll never forget.

— Captain Zachary Lloyd

The Anchorage Reclamation was a conflict between the United States of America and the People's Republic of China from 2066 to 2077.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Main article: Sino-American War

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.[5][6] 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.[1][5] Under the command of General Jingwei, the Chinese Army usurped control of Alaska's oil pipeline and reserves and stationed themselves in the city of Anchorage. In response, the Americans initiated a series of sabotage operations to cripple the Chinese military strength and both belligerents began throwing men at each other in the trenches of Alaska.[5]

Under the leadership of General Constantine Chase, the U.S. Army battled fiercely to the front lines of the conflict before specialized power armor units were deployed and began pushing the Chinese back. Future power armor suits were further refined as the conflict dragged on,[7] and the Trans-Alaska Pipeline was reclaimed. With resources flowing through Canada, strained diplomatic tensions between Canada and the United States became problematic. Canadian forces attacked the pipeline, resulting in the annexation of the country.[5][8]

With a combination of inclement weather, constant American bombardment and trench warfare, and US Army Mechanized Cavalry attacks sweeping through mainland China and on the front lines using finalized T-51b models, Chinese supply lines weakened and finally broke down completely. By January of 2077, the city of Anchorage was finally liberated, the Chinese retreated, and the operation was deemed a success. A commemorative memorial was erected in Washington, D.C., in honor of the soldiers who fought and died 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.[5]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Anchorage Reclamation appears in a simulation in the Fallout 3 add-on Operation Anchorage and is mentioned in Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout 3.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fallout Bible 0: "2066 Winter In the winter of 2066, China invades Alaska. The Anchorage Front Line becomes a true battleground."
  2. Fallout Bible 0: "2077 January 10 Alaska is reclaimed, and the Anchorage Front Line is again held by the Americans."
  3. The Lone Wanderer: "Who built Liberty Prime? Or better yet... why?"
    Reginald Rothchild: "He was developed as a super weapon, back in the days before the war. The first joint operation between RobCo and General Atomics International. Apparently, he was meant to help liberate Alaska from the Chinese, but was never completed. They were forced to go in without him. They won, but suffered heavy losses. If we can get him up and running, well... I think you get the idea."
    (Reginald Rothchild's dialogue)
  4. 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."
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Fallout 3 Official Game Guide Game of the Year Edition p.43:
    "Operation: Anchorage Factions"
    "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)
  6. 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."
  7. Fallout Bible 0: "2067 The first suit of Power Armor is deployed in Alaska. While lacking the full mobility of future versions, this Power Armor is incredibly effective against Chinese tanks and infantry. Its ability to carry heavy ordinance becomes key in various localized conflicts, and it has the power to destroy entire towns without endangering the wearer. China rushes to create its own versions, but they are many years behind the United States."
  8. 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."