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could we get a map here? -- 143.105.170.251 15:50, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

One is in Fallout 3 places. J.i.gorkij 15:55, 5 November 2008 (UTC)
thanks -- 143.105.170.100 15:37, 7 November 2008 (UTC)

Has anyone ever let Bethesda know that the name of this region should be "Capitol" rather than "Capital"? I can just picture Liberty Prime declaring "THE SEAT OF LIBERTY REQUIRES NO SHIFT KEY!" --ManiacClown 06:07, 1 June 2009 (UTC)

"Capital" correctly defines the area in and around the capital city. The "Capitol" is only the buildings on Capitol Hill including The Capitol Building. That would still be really funny. --70.143.54.203 06:57, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
HA! While looking on the FAQ on Bethesda's site to try to find the name of the Pipboy's font, I noticed the following (underline added here):
Where does Fallout 3 take place?
In the Capitol Wasteland in and around Washington, DC.

Locations[edit source]

Someone should make a list of locations, linking to individual pages for those locations. NightChime 01:44, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Radiation[edit source]

You know what I wonder? How are people still alive in the Capital Wasteland after 200 years of drinking radioactive water? I can understand why the area might still be irrated despite the fact that there are few if any nuclear weapons that will cause 200 years of fallout (I don't think there are any that will even cause 10 years of fallout); the Chinese might have made nukes that would cause that effect for area denial purposes. But radiation is not something you build up a resistance to. If you ingest irradiated material faster than you metabolize it, just say bye-bye to your organs... and even then, in this case, what doesn't kill you makes you weaker. This was not some kind of secret to the atomic age pop-culture pseudo-science that Fallout borrows from, either. So how is anyone still alive? Do they just drink alcohol like people in the middle ages did to avoid dysentry and cholera? Ideas? Speculation? ComradeJim270 02:21, 12 June 2009 (UTC)

Actually creatures in Fallout do build up a resistance to radiation, through evolution. All of the mutated creatures you encounter (from yao guai to ghouls) have mutated positively to survive and actually thrive in the radiated wastes. (especially those glowing ones) It may be all the Nuka cola around. As for the non-ghoul human settlers, they *do* drink a lot of alcohol... but you'll notice that wherever there's a built-up settlement, they have (or per canon are supposed to have) a water purifying machine that can remove radiation. The Republic of Dave is supposedly built on a radiation-free spring. The raiders just raid everyone else for their purified water, alcohol, and Nuka-Cola needs. --70.142.41.253 23:30, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

First of all, you really shouldn't compare our universe to Fallout's universe... In fallout, they got stuck in the 50's or sumthing and their science is somewhat different... In a quicker way, radiation in fallout "mutates" you while in our world it kills our body cells and other things... Fallout somewhat copies the things of the 50's where radiation turns you into monsters....Also you can see it clearly since they added isotopes on nuka cola quantums but dont even kill you.... BloodOmelet 11:11 July 8, 2009 (UTC)

Size?[edit source]

what is the size of the capital wasteland (in kilometers squared if you please).MangooseGod 14:34, January 24, 2010 (UTC)

Judging by the aproximate location, plus a map of the area, i'd say it's a 50 mi X 50 mi square...or does that seam to big?Mr White 01:15, July 20, 2010 (UTC)
Actually second thought, it's 10 miles from the center of DC to Annadale (andale), so taking that number, and looking at the Capital wasteland map, it's about 30-35 miles from side to side. Mr White 01:20, July 20, 2010 (UTC)

Areas[edit source]

I think that in the Capitol wasteland certain areas are more dangerous than others like I think that the northwest area is much more dangerous than areas like the northeast

Will The ncr try to expand east?[edit source]

While the ncr are looking to put their fingers into every pie do you think they will ever make it to capital wasteland? The look on their face when they find a well established brotherhood of steel controlling the place and they are sent packing by the sound of gatling lasers and liberty prime exclaming to them that they are communists haha! IN my opinion of course. Do you think ncr could hold their own against the cwbos and name reasons and if possible some history or a gathering of info. :)

I find that unlikely. In the 95 years (2186-2281) they've been a republic, their expanse has reached to the tip of Nevada, about 150 miles. At this rate, they would reach Washington D.C. in the year 3547.
i think they would work together to make the world a better place. Plus the EC Brotherhood will probably expand a little also.