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The Columbia Commonwealth

The Columbia Commonwealth was one of the thirteen commonwealths of the pre-War United States. Created in 1969[1], it was comprised of the former states of Maryland and Virginia, as well as the District of Columbia.

Capital WastelandEdit

The Capital Wasteland spans much of the District of Columbia, as well as portions of both Maryland to the north and Virginia to the south. It is having power struggles between Brotherhood of the area, the Enclave survivors, and the super mutants. Vice and crime is rampant in the area, with raider clans, mercenary bands, and creatures pillaging any and all things that move.

Point LookoutEdit

Another portion of Maryland, this time south of the Capital Wasteland proper, is available in the DLC content Point Lookout. Swamplands and swampfolk abominations are abundant, and while certain areas weren't directly hit by the bombs, the land and inhabitants are still being affected by radiation and disease, carried downstream from irradiated areas.

Known locationsEdit


The Columbia Commonwealth appears in Fallout 3 and its add-ons Broken Steel, Operation: Anchorage, and Point Lookout, and is mentioned in the add-ons The Pitt and Mothership Zeta. Parts of the Columbia Commonwealth are also mentioned in Fallout: New Vegas and its add-ons Dead Money and Lonesome Road. The National Mall of Washington, D.C. also appears in the Atomic Command game in Fallout 4.


  1. Plaque on the Massechusetts state house in Fallout 4 gives 1969 as the formation date of the "Thirteen commonwealths"
  2. Turtledove Detention Camp terminal entries

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