The foundation for Canada's annexation was laid in 2059, with the establishment of the Anchorage Front Line as America's bulwark against the Chinese. National relations between Canada and the United States deteriorated rapidly with continual pressure from the U.S to Canada for authorization to be given for the US Army to protect (and by unofficial extension, claim) the Alaskan oil pipeline hosted on Canadian land.
Permission was eventually granted in 2067, after the Chinese invaded a year later. With its military presence established, the United States began drawing on Canadian resources to support the war effort. By 2069, this process resulted in straining Canadian resources to the breaking point and the destruction of vast stretches of timberland. Canadian protests went unheard. In fact, Canada became known as 'Little America' in the minds of U.S. citizens.
The behavior of the United States in Canada led to mass protests and rioting in several Canadian cities. A 2072 sabotage attempt of the Alaskan pipeline became an excuse for officially beginning the annexation itself, formalizing what was started in 2067 with the garrisoning of U.S. troops on Canadian soil.
This process would be completed nine years after, in 2076. Canada was placed under a draconian military occupation which effectively absorbed the Canadian half of the continent into the United States' borders with all civil rights suspended to the Canadian citizenry. Canadian protesters, rioters, and resistance members were shot on sight, while military units swarmed across the entire length of the Alaskan pipeline. Pictures of atrocities committed by American soldiers made their way into the United States, fueling unrest and protests. At least one soldier of the US Army serving within Canada during the gritty annexation was said to be sickened by the "criminality" of the event.
- This event is specifically referenced in the intro to Fallout, a Fallout 3 loading screen slide, and Capitol Post reports. It is also sporadically mentioned in Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.
- A missile launcher named Annabelle was used or involved in this event, according to the maple leaf marking prominently displayed on its barrel.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike: "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."
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2076 January The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests."
- ↑ Fallout 3 Official Game Guide, page 43
- ↑ Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike: "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."
- ↑ Fallout Bible 0 Timeline repair: Second strike: "2069 Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the US draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point. Many Americans refer to Canada as Little America, and Canadian protests are unheard."
- ↑ Fallout 3 loading screen, Capitol Post June 3 2072 headline: "U.S. to Annex Canada!".
- ↑ Survivalist's rifle: "Lone Branch Arsenal Ontario, USA Territory"
- ↑ Fallout intro
- ↑ Randall Clark: "Canada wasn't scary, just sickening, the criminality of it."