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European Civil War

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European Civil War
Date2060 - 2077
Involved parties
Former European Commonwealth States
Former European Commonwealth Armed Forces
Connected events
Part of:
Resource Wars
Euro-Middle Eastern War
Great War
Sino-American War

The European Civil War refers to the series of wars that engulfed the European Commonwealth in the wake of the Middle East's oil fields drying up.


In April 2052, the Commonwealth declared war and invaded the Middle East. The Euro-Middle Eastern War would force the prices of oil even higher, leading to a string of bankruptcies among smaller countries and starting the Resource Wars. Limited nuclear exchanges in the Middle East rise global panic levels.[1]

The war lasted eight long years. In 2060, the oil fields the Commonwealth and the Middle East fought over dried up. The conflict abruptly ended. However, the war reduced both sides almost to ruin, and severe consequences followed.[1]

The once prosperous union fell apart almost overnight as the resource-starved European states jumped to each other's throats over the few remaining resources. The European Civil War begins. By 2077, the Great War extinguished any hostilities on the continent.[2][1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike:
    "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."
    "2054 January Limited nuclear exchange in the Middle East raises fears throughout the world."
    "2060 The Euro-Middle Eastern War ends as the oil fields in the Middle East run dry... there is no longer a goal in the conflict, and both sides are reduced almost to ruin."
    "2077 October 23 Great War: Bombs are launched; who struck first is unknown... and it is not even known if the bombs came from China or America. Air raid sirens sound, but very few people go into vaults, thinking it is a false alarm. The Vaults are sealed."
  2. Fallout intro, date provided by the Fallout Bible timeline.