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Memory-beta

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The European Union was a supranational and intergovernmental union of states on the continent of Europe during Earth's late pre-unification era. It included states such as France, Poland, the United Kingdom and Italy.

The European Union was founded in 1993 on the basis of the European Community, an economic alliance dating back to the 1950s. The Community was designed to tie European nations together to prevent a repeat of the Second World War and its associated human rights atrocities. Over the course of its history the European Union evolved from a simple international organization to something that began to resemble a state in its own right, especially in economic matters. It created a single economy, with even a common currency for most of its members, and helped stabilise and democratise Eastern Europe after the Earth Cold War.(Historical accounts)

The European Union was one of the powers that pooled its resources with other states to help divert the orbits of a number of asteroids that threatened the planet in 2031. A major world power, the European Union and United States became major rivals with the Eastern Coalition through the mid-2000s. By 2053, this led to the outbreak of World War III; the European Union was hit hard, with cities such as London suffering from the detonation of nuclear weapons over their airspace. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

Vanguard asteroid colony director Zafirah al-Arif once attended a garish electrical parade as a child in the European Union. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

The European Union was a precursor to the European Hegemony (TNG episode: "Up the Long Ladder") and European Alliance (TNG episode: "The Price"), which themselves were precursors to the establishment of United Earth in 2130.

It is also possible that the European Hegemony or European Alliance is merely an informal term applied to the other and/or the European Union rather than being a distinct successor/parallel entity.
The Alliance was probably bordered by the Mediterranean Alliance. (TOS novelization: Star Trek: The Motion Picture)

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Europe European AllianceEuropean HegemonyEuropean UnionMediterranean Alliance BelgiumCzechoslovakiaDenmarkFranceGerman Democratic RepublicGermanyGibraltarGreeceHungaryIcelandIrelandItalyNetherlandsNorwayPolandPortugalRoman EmpireSerbiaSoviet UnionSpainSwitzerlandTurkeyUkraineUnited Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales) • Yugoslavia
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Fallout

Up to date as of February 01, 2010
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From The Vault

Destroyed Reichstag in Germany, aftermath of the Resource Wars.

The European Commonwealth is the Fallout universe's equivalent of the real-world European Union, which has integrated into a single state-like entity (although it is not known which European states were its members; the only confirmed member was the United Kingdom).

In 2052, Europe was heavily dependent on oil imports from the petroleum-rich states of the Middle East and responded to rapidly rising oil prices that were damaging its economy with military action, starting the terrible global conflicts that later historians simply lumped together as the Resource Wars.

The outcome of this conflict suggests that unlike today's EU, the European Commonwealth possessed a unified military. Some time after the war ended, as the Middle Eastern oil fields went dry in 2060, the European Commonwealth dissolved into quarreling, bickering nation-states fighting over the last remaining resources on earth.

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Real world European treaties

Real world counterparts to the European Commonwealth that originated during the Cold War era are the various European economic communities:

  • the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), established by the Treaty of Paris of 1951, was declared to be "a first step in the federation of Europe"; the founding member states of the ECSC included Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands and West Germany.
  • The European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, established by the Treaty of Rome of 1957 (in the real world the United Kingdom joined these communities only in 1973 (alongside Denmark and Ireland).
  • The Western European Union (WEU), a pan-European military organization established on the basis of the Treaty of Brussels of 1948 (since the Amsterdam Treaty of 1997 a transfer of the WEU's competences to the European Union was introduced, however, officially, the WEU still exists at present).

Borders with the Soviet Union

The Soviet Union in the Fallout world probably had its own sphere of international influence, which very likely was the same as the Warsaw Pact (of 1955) and Comecon (1949) which led to Soviet domination of Eastern and Central Europe. If this domination was replicated in the Fallout world, it could effectively limit the eastern borders of the European Commonwealth (members of the Warsaw Pact included Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union). However, though it appears that the Soviet Union did not collapse in 1991 in the Fallout world as it did in our own reality, neither did it seem to still present the same danger to the interests of the United States by the late twenty-first century. Instead, the Communist power that was Washington's primary rival for world influence by the year 2077 was the People's Republic of China. As such, the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe may also have collapsed or voluntarily been relinquished by Moscow long before the Resource Wars began. While the Soviet Union may still have existed under a Communist government in 2077, it probably was no longer a government that intended or was capable of threatening the United States and its democratic allies, perhaps because China represented a common enemy.

European weapon manufacturers

  • German weapons manufacturers seen in the Fallout universe include Heckler & Koch and Rheinmetall AG. Gauss weapons were of German design also.
  • Glock, which originated in Austria.
  • FN originated in Belgium.
  • The XL70E3 was developed by the British arms manufacturer Enfield.

European equipment and weaponry

Appearances

The European Commonwealth is mentioned only in the Fallout intro and the Fallout Bible. Products from European manufacturers appear in nearly all Fallout games except Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel.

The concept for a pre-Fallout "Resource Wars" game is set in a collapsing Europe (during the European Commonwealth's invasion of the Middle East) and is one of the games that J.E. Sawyer would like to make if he could do any game, regardless of money and developing time[1].

References

  1. RPGDot interview with J.E. Sawyer

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Halo

Up to date as of February 08, 2010
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There is more information available on this subject at Europe on the English-language Wikipedia.
Satellite image of Europe.
Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of Earth. Being the western-most peninsula of Eurasia, it is bounded to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the south by the Mediterranean Sea, to the southeast by the Caucasus Mountains, the Black Sea and the waterways connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. To the east, Europe is generally divided from Asia by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, and by the Caspian Sea.
Europe in the 2000s
Eurasia in the 2000s

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent in terms of area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth's surface. Of Europe's 48 countries, Russia is the largest by both area and population, while the Vatican is the smallest. Europe is the third most populous continent after Asia and Africa with a population of 710,000,000 or about 11% of the world's population. However, Europe's borders, and population are in dispute, as the term continent can refer to a cultural and political distinction or a physiographic one.

Europe is the birthplace of Western culture. European nations played a predominant role in global affairs from the 16th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonization. By the 17th and 18th centuries European nations controlled most of Africa, the Americas, and large portions of Asia. World War I and World War II led to a decline in European dominance in world affairs as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. The Cold War between those two superpowers divided Europe along the Iron Curtain. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Countries

Continents on Earth
Africa | Antarctica | Oceania | Eurasia | North America | South America

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ST Expanded

Up to date as of February 07, 2010

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The European Union was a Terran multi-national political entity founded in the last decade of the 20th century, built upon a precursory loose affiliatory body known as the European Economic Community, and it encompassed many nations in Europe. It may have been a precursor to the European Hegemony.

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