United States of America

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United States of America
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locationsBase Cochise
Sleeper base
divisionsUS Army Corps of Engineers

United States of America was a superpower of the 20th century and one of the primary actors of the nuclear war of 1998 that reduced the world to ash.

Background[edit | edit source]

A capitalist superpower on the polar opposite of the Soviet Union, the United States steadily radicalized over the course of the Cold War. With the arms race against the communists never stopping, USA delved into ever more sophisticated and advanced technologies: Powered infantry combat armor, hover tanks, directed energy weapons, robotics, and even human augmentation experiments - all with questionable ethics and kept under wraps. The Citadel Starstation was the exception, a publicized pinnacle of American technological prowess meant to deter any aggression from the Comintern Combine and the Union.[1]

The USSR protested the activation of Citadel Starstation, claiming that it was a concealed military launch platform, giving the United States first strike capability. Confident in its network of allies, the USA continued work on the Citadel. This polarized the world: The right wing governments in the South and Central Americas, many of them set up by the U.S. during the Drug Wars (1987-1993), pledged their support to the U.S. The NATO nations, including the new African members also declared their alliance with the U.S. That move forced most of the remaining neutral powers to join the Soviet protest. In six short weeks, only Switzerland, Sweden, and Ireland continued to declare themselves neutral nations, dividing the world into two camps. When February came and the station transmitted a distress signal, followed by the loss of all satellites in orbit, nuclear war was the result.[2]

Technologies[edit | edit source]

Though fallen, many technologies developed by the United States survived the holocaust, becoming an occasional boon for the people of the wasteland and a very common bane.

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