The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK), was a pre-War nation.
The United Kingdom was formed in 1800 with the Act of Union between the Kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland; Great Britain itself being formed in 1707 with a similar act of Union between the Kingdom of Scotland and the Kingdom of England (incorporating Wales) in 1707.
The UK also controlled many overseas territories, a legacy of a former empire developed both after its formation, and by its constituent countries beforehand. Due to the divergence, the status of the empire is a mystery.
During the post-Divergence years, it is believed that the UK was the leader of the states in both the Commonwealth of Nations and the European Commonwealth, and dialogue suggests that the country was ruled by a queen before the outbreak of the Great War..
No details are known about the state of the British Isles after the Great War.
The UK in FalloutEdit
- J.E. Sawyer has expressed a desire to make a Fallout game set during the Resource Wars, involving members of the British Armed Forces.
There are several references to the United Kingdom in published Fallout games:
- The Declaration of Independence, which declared America's independence from Great Britain, and the Magna Carta, an important document written in England in medieval times (1215), can be found in the National Archives in Fallout 3.
- In Fallout MacRae, a Scotsman, appears as an Unarmed combat trainer for the Blades.
- In Fallout Loxley speaks with an English accent and seems to be aware of English folk-tales such as Robin Hood, although he is not English himself.
- In Fallout 3 Desmond Lockheart and Allistair Tenpenny are both from England.
- In the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Dead Money, Dean Domino speaks with a distinct English accent.
- Scotch is a type of whisky that originates from Scotland.
- There are also several references to Ireland in the Fallout universe including Reilly of Reilly's Rangers, Colin Moriarty, John L. Sullivan, and Patrick the Celt.
|The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.|
- Some examples of British military equipment exist in the Fallout universe. Weapons such as the Sten gun and Light support weapon were produced in the UK at the Royal Small Arms Factory in Enfield Lock.
|The following is based on Van Buren and has not been confirmed by canon sources.|
Behind the scenesEdit
- "Allistair Tenpenny came to the Capital Wasteland from Great Britain to seek his fortune, so that alone tells you that the U.K. was also hit in the war. And if he came to U.S. to succeed, that says a lot about how screwed up Europe must be. So we just allude, a little bit, to the state of the rest of the world. We like to leave a lot to the players' imaginations, and somebody like Tenpenny serves as a catalyst for those thoughts." - Emil Pagliarulo
- ↑ Tomkins and Turpin, British Government and the Constitution, 4th edition, Chapter 1
- ↑ Mister Handy dialogue
- ↑ Fallout 3 Afterthoughts