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The Pre-War Flag of the United Kingdom

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[1].

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.[2].

No details are known about the state of the British Isles after the Great War.

The UK in FalloutEdit

There are several references to the United Kingdom in published Fallout games:

Mini-FOT LogoThe following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
Gametitle-VBThe 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[3]


  1. Tomkins and Turpin, British Government and the Constitution, 4th edition, Chapter 1
  2. Mister Handy dialogue
  3. Fallout 3 Afterthoughts

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