In 2077, with total nuclear war imminent, the President of the United States and a number of other U.S. government officials left their posts in to take refuge in a number of secret and isolated locations around the United States. Among them was the off the coast of California. Here, the President himself set up a secret base from which the United States could continue to exist and wage war on , with the eventual goal of retaking the continental United States from its post-atomic state. From 2077 on, the remnant of the U.S. government surviving on this oil rig started to openly call itself the . In dialogue with , in , it is revealed that after the Fall of the Oil Rig, the eventually overran . This caused all Enclave forces in the West to scatter or head to the east. There, the Enclave set up bases in and , and according to , outposts in . The base in Raven Rock was later destroyed in 2277.
The United States of America (U.S.A.), or simply the United States (U.S.), was a in North America. It was one of the last surviving economies in the wake of the mid-21st century's global energy crisis, and one of the primary nuclear participants in the .
The Effects of the Nuclear Arms Race on Cold War …
The Cowpens was an American Revolutionary War-era flag used in the Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina in 1781 that resulted in one of the major victories of the young nation over its British mother country. The only difference between the Cowpens and flags is a much-enlarged middle star used on the U.S. flag in the universe, probably to represent the nation as a whole.
Environmental effects of war - Lenntech
In 2060, stockpiles of oil ran dry and the pursuit of the last underground reservoirs of petroleum emptied the U.S. economy. People pushed their cars around and the political pressure to research alternative sources of energy increased enormously. To maintain its status as a superpower in spite of the crisis the United States expanded the size of its military and commissioned a government defense contractor, , to create powered infantry armor, intended to replace tanks on the battlefield. This project eventually proved to be the salvation of U.S. industry, and, in the summer of 2066, the first crude nuclear was developed as part of this research effort and was then adapted to civilian needs. Thus was the start of the "Atomic Age."
World War II - United States American ..
12:05 PM CDT: Nuclear weapons are detonated aboard several Soviet satellites in low Earth orbit over the U.S. and other areas, generating electromagnetic pulses (EMP). This devastates electronics in these areas. Most unhardened computers and related equipment are rendered useless, destroying communication, information, and power supply networks on a nationwide scale. Transportation vehicles using electronics are inoperable. Many satellites are disabled. While few human casualties have occurred so far, much of the civilian elements of a continent-spanning society are devastated. For most American civilians this is the only warning of the coming attack they will receive: no effective civil defense program exists.
The United States Prepares for Global Nuclear War
2:00 PM CDT: About 5% of the land area in Texas is burning. In a few areas conditions permit firestorms to develop. In contrast to the World War II atomic bombings in Japan, continuous fire areas sometimes cover hundreds of square km (or sq. mi.), preventing survivors from escaping. Fires cover about 700,000 sq. km (270,000 sq. mi.) in the United States, 250,000 sq. km (100,000 sq. mi.) in the U.S.S.R. and 180,000 sq. km (70,000 sq. mi.) in Europe. Scattered or continuous fires rage across more than one-third of the area of several states, including North Dakota, Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.