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Lets be realistic,What would the wasteland realy look like.? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wastelandzz Finest no.1 (talkcontribs). Please sign your posts with ~~~~!

Go play Fallout 1. That's how the wasteland would look like, if the nukes failed to extinguish all life on Earth. 15px-Scribe.jpg Tagaziel (call!) 14:41, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Probably be absolutely nothing left, including trees and buildings. Big Gun Maniac Well, the weather would be fucked, at least. It would either be very cold or extremely hot. AngryNorwegianDude (Talk) 07:40, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

If you really want to know what it would look like.... go to Google Images, and look up Hiroshima and Nagasaki... that will pretty much sum it up.... 14:02, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

This is how it goes: Bombs fall, a explosion and fire that makes hell look like a swimming pool. The darkness from the actual fallout. After that a nuclear winter with radioactive snow. Finally absloutly nothing. Give a couple thousand maybe even ten thousand years or so life may start to return to normal.Doctalen 04:33, 15 August 2009 (UTC)

I think after 200 years the entire wasteland would be covered in trees and plants, plants don't avoid radiation(Chernobyl anyone) there would probably only be the faintest hint of the ruined civilization under the thick and mutated vegetation. I'd love if Fallout 3 was like that and you occasionally came across old statues covered in vines and tall buildings with ivy growing all over it. 05:34, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Well personally, i think Fallout 3 does sum up what it would be like, but not in 260 years. Id say after a couple hundred more, it'd be accurate. After nuking our own atmosphere, fallout comes down and destroys everything, nuclear winters from shit blocking out the sun, and hen that shit leaves to let the earth bake with its entire atmosphere fried anyway. What is it in Fallout 3, a hundred degrees, probably add a bit? Extremofire 05:47, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

And is right! The first pic on google images for hiroshima looks EXACTLY like fallout 3. But thats it, it looks JUST like Fallout 3. I thought the topic is what id might really look like Extremofire 05:48, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

I highly doubt that the fallout and explosions would kill all life. there surly would be enough locations that were far enough away from the bombing sites to leave small portions of the earth unscathed. there are not enough neuclear bombs to cover the earth (don't get me wrong though there a lot of them!). a nuke is a big boom but not enough to ahhnialate mankind, even in large numbers. by 2277 humans would have mostly retaken the earthland. most fallout shelters would be the basises for the cities that would be built around them.

What? Nuclear war would shift the climate, contaminate the world with radioactive fallout and kill bilions. Two centuries is far, far too little time for humans to retake most of the planet. You completely ignore the utter breakdown of social order after the war, mutations, diseases etc. 15px-Scribe.jpg Tagaziel (call!) 16:01, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

To whoever posted before Tagaziel (and did not sign) you really need to check your information. A single nuclear submarine (U.S. or Russian) holds 24 ICBM's... each ICBM has up to 10 individual warheads, or MIRVS, Multiple Independant Re-Entry Vehicles... so that means each nuclear submarine has up to 240 individual bombs, each with a payload of approximately 50 times that of the Hiroshima bomb. There are currently over 120 active U.S. nuclear attack submarines. Then of course there are all of the land based ICBMS... so even with the subs launching, thats 288000 nuclear warheads, more than enough to have 5 hit every major city in the world, with enough to have 1 hit every town and village from Kansas to Nigeria.... You really think that the initial blasts, coupled with the intense levels of irradiated material, coupled with the destruction of the atmosphere would allow humans to survive in any kind of significant way? Even those who survived the initial blasts would not last much more than a few months... severe radiation poisioning combined with no potable water, contaminated or destroyed food supplies, and of course the complete destruction of society structure would pretty much make humankind's survival chances next to nothing... 18:42, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Whoops, made a mistake in previous post, the number of warheads from a sublaunch that I quoted should have one less zero, or 28800. And that would just be U.S. subs... who knows how many the Russians have... 18:44, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Just some corrections: there are NOT "currently over 120 active U.S. nuclear attack submarines". First, the type of sub you are describing that can launch ICBMs is a "ballistic missile sub" (SSBN); "attack subs" (SSN) are designed to attack/kill other subs. Next, as of May, 2009, there are only 18 SSBNs; 10 in the Atlantic Fleet, 8 in the Pacific Fleet. While I agree with your overall assessment of the destruction those subs can unleash, you need to recalculate your numbers. 19:08, September 3, 2009 (UTC)ric

well the russians have the tzar and thets be fair it is the most powerful bomb ever created watching it pop is like watching the sunrise --Hellfire soldier 11:21, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

You need to check your facts too. The atmosphere would not ignite. Fallout can be easily brushed off, properly stored canned food will probably survive and water treatment is easy. It's all a matter of surviving the blasts and the anarchy that follows. 15px-Scribe.jpg Tagaziel (call!) 19:39, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Ok, first of all I am new to fallout wiki forums so the whole signing prosses is a bit complicated. First of all we need to regognize that fallout 3 is in an alternate universewhere the laws of physics are somewhat different, therefore, the effects of a neuclear detonation would be somewhat different. Next in the event of a armed neulcear conflict I do not belive that the superpowers and neuclear capable countries would not fire their entire neuclear stockpile. I belive this is the premise of the fallout series, that humanity survived, and that allows me to state that not all the bombs were fired in order to uphold this idea. Although, if all bombs were fired. Than most likely barely one million people would survive, judging by the sheer volume of bombs on earth. I also would like to state that if one country used all its neuclear weapons against another I do not think that the other would have much time to fire there own against them...

The size of the warheads would be the deciding factor really. Fat Man vs. Tsar Bomba obviously is a huge difference.: The former, dropped on Hiroshima, had a fireball radius of 0.2km compared to 4.6km for the latter. DC wouldn't be like it is in Fallout 3 if it recieved any direct hit either way though, I posit. After the difference in time between the events of the game and The Great War, I don't think everything would be quite so dead either. To be honest overall I think the 'wasteland' would be flat but fairly grassy. Whilst the place where Tsar Bomba was detonated is still grey and lifeless, it's only been less than 50 years. 23:06, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

well jsut to tell you all that the avrege life of radiation is over 16 thousand years or thats when all thelife cycle of the radiation will be completly gone~Z3R0

I am not going to post any information that might make me sound like i know what i am talking about since i really dont feel like typing it, i will jsut post the link here and if youwant, read it yourself to get a good idea of the topic of this post ---Drop-Zone- 04:32, September 4, 2009 (UTC)

If you check out images of the private city around Chernobyl, I imagine it would look alot like that but with more blown up stuff., It's called Pripyat. Make sure you go far enough down until you see the abandoned fairground, creepy stuff. 09:59, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

Awesome set of photos. Most of the interior shots look pretty similar to FO3, albeit with more variation in the litter. The west coast wasteland would probably look something like this, Farina in South Australia. Ishotamaninnewreno 10:28, February 15, 2010 (UTC)

After looking at those pics I've just got COD4 Running through my mind. 02:05, February 17, 2010 (UTC)Fallout3Saviour

When playing games (or TV shows or watching movies - especially movies), you have to suspend disbelief. Chris Avellone has mentioned - back when they first started working on Fallout 3 - researching what a country would like if hit by such a large bomb. As is turns out, there would be scarcely anything at all, and it would not make for much of a game. I looked at Ishotamaninnewreno's link, and that's a fairly acurate projection of the whole of a post-apocalytic country. Perhaps without so many things standing upright. --Tag! 04:28, September 1, 2011 (UTC)