After the European Commonwealth-Middle East War came to an end in 2060 when the Middle East's oil fields dried up, there was no purpose in fighting anymore. The European Commonwealth quickly began to dissolve into quarreling nation states fighting over the last remaining resources on Earth.[verification overdue]
The European Civil War is mentioned in the original Fallout and the Fallout Bible. In addition, the war and the anarchy resulting from it would be the focus of the hypothetical game Fallout: Resource Wars.