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1- Why we believe any of the characters that say the world is destroy did not America lost contact with the outside world After the fall of the bombs

2- How bombs fell on the U.S. and China destroy the world and Especially places not close to any of the two countries like Africa, Europe and an Australia —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Basic rule of thumb: If the nukes didn't get them, the fall of international trade and order did. Fallout doesn't just effect the country the bombs fall in, but all around, and on that scale, there's going to be a hole lot of crap landing all over the globe. Add to that US military bases in places like Australia being targets, and Europe falling into disarray after their war with the middle east. Plus, if there was another force out there on that scale, hundreds of years someone would have heard something... anything... Even if its just a Shortwave radio signal. Agent c (talk) 00:56, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

Also, there are characters in Fallout 3 from other countries, I can't imagine those countries are doing that well if they purposefully came to America. Paladin117>>iff bored; 01:33, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

I purposefully left Australia for the UK. Australia is doing alright. Agent c (talk) 01:35, August 24, 2012 (UTC)
True, it's just if America is a wasteland and other places aren't, I doubt too many people will be going there, especially not to be a bar owner or the owner of an old hotel. Paladin117>>iff bored; 01:47, August 24, 2012 (UTC)

There's also hints in the games and design documentation about environmental collapse prior to the war: higher temperatures, toxic dumping, etc.--OvaltinePatrol (talk) 05:51, September 1, 2012 (UTC)