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Canada was an independent country north of the United States of America. It gained autonomy from the United Kingdom in 1867, and gained full international and diplomatic independence in 1931. As a country it was much larger than the United States at a total size of 9,093,507 sq km, though its population was much smaller than that of the United States. It is important to note that northwestern Canada borders Alaska, while southern Canada borders the northern United States.

Canada had been annexed as a state by the United States, involving both the oil crisis and the War with China. Alaska and Canada served as a front line during the war, because the oil interests vested in the north by the United States.

News images from Canada are shown in the intro of Fallout 1, where two power armor-clad soldiers execute a Canadian wearing a combat armor, while a happy message of reassuredness flashes across the screen.[1].


Canada's Timeline

"Our dedicated boys keep peace in newly annexed Canada."
Canada, with Anchorage, Alaska marked out.

Canada makes its first appearance in the history of the Fallout universe in 2059, though only in the Fallout Bible timeline (all following notes are from the Fallout Bible timeline unless mentioned otherwise)[2]:


  • The Anchorage Front Line is established, as the United States increases its military presence in Alaska to protect its oil interests. The Anchorage Front Line causes tensions in the United States and Canada, as the United States attempts to pressure Canada into allowing American military units to guard the Alaskan pipeline.


  • Winter: As a sign of increasing tension between the two countries, Canada proves reluctant to allow American troops on Canadian soil or allow American planes to fly over Canadian airspace. The United States and Canadian tensions rise, but Canada eventually backs down, and U.S. troops pass through Canada. This sets the stage for the Canadian annexation (which occurs in 2076).


  • Canada begins to feel the pressure from the United States military as the U.S. draws upon Canadian resources for the war effort. Vast stretches of timberland are destroyed, and other resources in Canada are stretched to the breaking point.


  • The United States' increasing demand for Canadian resources causes protests and riots in several Canadian cities. An attempted sabotage of the Alaskan pipeline is all the military needs as an excuse to begin its annexation of Canada...which in fact had already begun in 2067.


  • January: The United States annexation of Canada is complete. Canadian protesters and rioters are shot on sight, and the Alaskan Pipeline swarms with American military units under the command of Buzz Babcock. Pictures of atrocities make their way to the United States, causing further unrest and protests.


  • January 22: The first domestic use of Power Armor within the United States for crowd and quarantine control. Units originally serving in China and the Anchorage Front Line find themselves fighting Americans at home. Food riots increase, and many civilians are killed. Several soldiers defect from the military both in Canada and the United States. They are captured, and are sent to military prisons.

Political status after annexation

It is unknown whether there were any changes to the United States 13-commonwealth system after the annexation of Canada. It is possible that Canada was under military rule until annexation was finalized (2075 or 2076) because its population was equal to U.S. Commonwealths' population. Borders corrections were also possible, e.g. concerning Alaska and the pipelines.


  • Marge LeBarge, owner of the Kokoweef Mine, born way up north, on the edge of a Lake LeBarge, Yukon (reference to The Cremation of Sam McGee, one of the most famous of Robert W. Service's poems).
  • Dave Handy, IT technician who joined Hubologists.
  • Dane, Possibly a Canadian, a member of the Cathedral in original Fallout, as he told the player, "I used to live in Penticton, British Columbia. Or maybe I saw it on a map of the old days." It should be noted that his words may not be taken seriously because his mind appeared to be chaotic when Vault Dweller was talking to him.
The following is based on Fallout Tactics and some details might contradict canon.
  • Two organizations present in special encounter - CPF (Canadian People's Front) and PFC (People's Front of Canada), which are plays on the "Judean People's Front" and the "Peoples Front of Judea", which are prevalent organizations in Monty Python's Life of Brian film, which are in satirizing left-wing groups in England.


  • Canada most likely made the Cat's Paw magazines.


  • In Fallout 3, all mailboxes have a 5% chance of having some old mail addressed to residents who were not able to secure a spot in local Vaults. The letter lists other sites, including "newly annexed Canada", as a possible alternative.
  • In Fallout 3 expansion The Pitt, Ashur mentions Ronto in his speech, possibly referring to the ruins of the Canadian city of Toronto.


  1. These news images are inspired by real history - in 1968 during the Vietnam War general Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed Nguyen Van Lem in a similar fashion
  2. The following information comes from the Sierra Depot GNN Transcript holodisk, which Chris Avellone discards as non-canon, as it conflicts with the timeline compiled during the development of Fallout. According to Avellone's Fallout Bible, it was modified by the Sierra Army Depot soldiers. 2075
    • February 14: Canada has agreed to be annexed by the U.S. In return, sources say Canada will receive a full 10% of the world's remaining supply of oil, controlled exclusively by the U.S.
    • February 15: The House of Representatives and Congress both voted unanimously to impeach the President for jaywalking. Both houses stated that the President is not above the law and should have known better than to jaywalk. Both sides deny this had anything to do with the recent annexation of Canada.

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