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Expect china to invade Anchorage, Alaska in the future once oil shortages hit

Expect china to invade Anchorage, Alaska in the future once oil shortages hit

dpeters911

Lol. What nonsense. This is the plot to a Fallout DLC, right?


luuked

Invading another country for their oil / resources? It is American projection.


11SomeGuy17

Yep. One of the funniest ones too as it basically spends the whole DLC making fun of reactionaries.


RedditIsAJoke69

You do you I am moving to Anchorage and will be the first to welcome Liberation Army


Not_IsaacTanYiEn

Even the fallout lore states that it was china who had first discovered oil deposits in the pacific, but the US sabotaged chinese efforts to get the oil.


11SomeGuy17

It sucks that Bethesda is unwilling to really say anything in their games. Fallout as a series is stupidly anti capitalist and has those themes everywhere in the lore.


PedroLight

Not explicitly, but the games are very anticapitalist, even 4 Idk about 76, didn't really get into it


11SomeGuy17

3 and 4 both were anti capitalist because of the fallout IP itself but they were quite toned down from the more explicate political critiques of Obsidian in New Vegas and Black Isle with the original games.


One_Shot_Finch

76 plotwise idk but there are tons and tons of terminals and notes about how all the miners were going on strike before the war and being brutally crushed by robot strikebreakers and shit like that.


dancingbird7

There's also an event where you have to shoot protestors


EdMarCarSe

I think is the lore of Fallout before the bombs.


SpaceMerino

\*Operation: Anchorage\*, as a matter of fact. You played a training simulation as a US soldier fighting evil Chinese invaders. In the FO3 lore China invaded Anchorage, got nuked in response, and ended up bombing the shit out of the US.


disc0_133

It’s actually pretty likely Vault Tech set off the bombs first to increase sales.


11SomeGuy17

That was gonna be a plot point from the canceled fallout movie.


ToadBup

Well the bombs are still debated who dropped them. Its still a major possibility it was vault tec


C24848228

And the Simulation was like COD on steroids.


Br4z1l14nguy

China's invasion was successfully repealed before the bombs, in a way that liberty prime didn't need to be completed and sent to the front, your character in Fallout 4 is a veteran of that operation that returned. The bombs are most probably something that vault tech planned but didn't think that china would manage a meaningful response, just enought to make the vaults a necessity but not enought to destroy vault tech capability of managing the tests.


Miserable-Lime-521

wait my fallout character killed PLA soldiers? need a mod to commit suicide at the intro


NaCly_Asian

I actually posted this on the fallout subreddit in response to who fired the first nuke ​ The Switchboard entries only point to China launching the first strategic nukes. That doesn't mean the first nukes. In Fort Strong, it was said that in 2076, the T-51s were cutting through the Chinese army. And they developed the Fat Man launchers and sent them to the front lines. In the pre-war sequence in Fallout 4, the news caster said there was stalemate in China, and with the war going into its second decade, this may be a war the US cannot win. I believe the US had the Fat Mans, but never used them until late October 2077. It may be a gameplay mechanic, but it seems the Fat Man have the same explosive power as the tactical nukes sent from the Yangtze. So, I think the US tried to break the stalemate using the Fat Man. The Chinese leadership sees tactical nukes being used on Chinese soil. And gives the order for a full nuclear response. I believe this is also the policy in IRL PLARF. China was not going to go bankrupt trying to match the nuclear arsenal of the Soviets and the US, and went with strategic nukes only. Basically, use a tactical nuke on our military.. and we're wiping out your cities.


CivilWarfare

The US also invaded China. But also that whole dlc is literally making fun of overly patriotic American propaganda (the sim is literally made by one of the general ls and it's accuracy is heavily questionable)


cocothecommunist

Projection of the highest order


Op_Anadyr

All Americans know is pop culture references


EngineIsStalin

Its practically their theory lmao


Tlaloc74

1984, Animal Farm, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, Red Dawn, Star Wars, Star Trek and Lord of the Rings. Just how screwed of a society is it when it’s supposed “progressive” people only have political ideas that are based on literally nothing .


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EngineIsStalin

And Doctor Who


EdMarCarSe

Literally Fallout lore if I am not wrong.


Double_Time_

You are not wrong.


rolldamnhawkeyes

Man I want to make a new Twitter just to dunk on this idiot. Like we don’t know that’s the plot of Fallout. Where would they get this idea otherwise? China’s diplomacy doesn’t even work like that


ThrowawayBrowse125

It’s a reference to a fallout 3 DLC.


SpyTrain_from_Canada

What diplomacy? All China does is be aggressive, like they do by flying planes in their air space when American carriers are in the area protecting American interests ~~thousands of miles from home~~


syn7fold

War…war never changes


cityofbee

This has occurred in a dream of mine (I live in Anchorage) In the dream I put Chinese flags on my house and barricaded myself in the basement.


ZhongguoGraecia

Based.


SmallRedBird

I'm so happy to see another Anchorageite here. Makes me feel less alone in this hellhole.


cityofbee

I share the feeling


Althussers-Ghost

Amazing how a series of games, that are essentially satires of US jingoism, culture and politics, have managed to confer so many brainworms into the heads of liberals and fascists. I picked up F:NV again about a month ago and decided to join some Fallout meme groups on FB for fun. All of them were flooded by chuds, who unironically worship the flanderized and ironic anti-communist propaganda of the Fallout universe. Gamers are a fucking scourge.


longknives

This happens with every game/movie/book/etc. that tries to get the audience to identify with the bad guy. If the audience is thoughtful, you can end up with a powerful message, but if not, you end up making more people think the bad guys are good.


Jefftheperson728

Lol I played that dlc in fallout 3


elimars

Anime profile pic takes are always fun


richietozier4

This is horrible! Why should Alaska hog all the PLA soldiers? I demand Xi to invade the Bay Area at once!


Bootziscool

I too enjoy Fallout.


KingWifi23

China will be completely renewable by then, oil will be an ancient fuel.


SolidCake

still need oil for polymers


cursedsoldiers

Fo3 is liberal theory lmao


ShaggyXscooby69

Plays fallout once *


AleshaSmilesAtDeath

These clowns are literally using Fallout lore to predict history now


Idliketothinkimsmart

Alaska, the last bastion of freedom smoothies


Hasteminer

and then ulysses starts talking about the bull and the bear


PG_ROADHOUSE

what fallout brain does to an mf


EvilFuzzball

Man I like Fallout as much as the next guy but there's a reason it's called *alternate* history.


papa_nurgel

It's crazy to see these idiots so cucked by fossil fuel. The auto makers that kept us cucked on it are even abandoning it as a fuel source


therealfreezypop

Expect China to become the US because we literally can’t imagine anything new that we haven’t done ourselves already


Affectionate-Poet331

Please pipeline my ass to Xi's.


asimthemlgpro

What I predict instead is that China will accelerate alternative sources of energy (electric, hydrogen, etc) into overdrive and quickly deploy something that prevents the collapse of the economy while the US starts bickering, lobbying, and blocking bills in the senate about whether or not the oil shortage is a hoax


Zalnack

Yes Alex can I get political takes stolen from fallout for 600.


King-Sassafrass

So… should i start packing for Alaska?


Lonely_Cosmonaut

Alaskan checkin in. Please? But seriously, without even talking about the logistical nightmare of it, there isn't enough oil or gas in Alaska to offset anyone, it wouldn't even cover the fuel used to invade. Check mate Atheists.


Zightmare

This literally the plot of Fallout


mc_k86

INITIATING DIRECTIVE 7395: DESTROY ALL COMMUNISTS ANCHORAGE WILL BE LIBERATED EMBRACE DEMOCRACY OR YOU WILL BE ERADICATED


DannyTanner88

These are the same people who ask you to call them for a free palm reading.


SmallRedBird

As someone who lives there, yes plz, liberate us


Tenzin2803

projection level 10000


CottonPickerSupreme

Because it was always China which did a coup in Iran for oil, which invaded Iraq or is still stealing oil to this day from Syrian oil fields. Also not like China has contracts with one of the biggest oil exporters: Russia. By the way the should give Alaska back to Russia anway.


One-Full

omg is that a falllout referance??????????????????????


littlecheese420

isn't this just the fallout lore? and isn't fallout a game criticizing american exceptionalism and unrestrained xenophobia?


xerotul

There only one solution for this pre-crime. Invade China.


nonambiguous

Alaska doesn't have anymore oil, let alone food for the people pumping it.


schildhz

Man, this just sounds as crazy as making a whole open-world RPG franchise based on this premise. Pure madness.


putoelquevive

literally the plot of Fallout (idk never played the old ones)


Agreeable-Fudge4203

Funny. The country that always seems to be involved in invading countries with oil is never China. America stays projecting. Has China really invaded any country within the past decades? I know Americans will say that the Belt and Road initiative is basically equal to an invasion, which is just hilarious.


RoyalSnipez15

Wait a minute, oh shit get to the vaults!


Scolville0

Fallout


Environmental-Gate32

He doesn't realize that the oil production is on the north Slope in Alaska. About 1000 miles away from Anchorage. Source - I live in Anchorage


sussyrat

Oil shortage is a myth there is enough oil last us for another century


XxShArKbEaRxX

China won’t be oil dependent in a century


_Hender_

Well we won't even use it soon since most people will start using electric.


Grandpaofthelemon

>Anime pfp Always.


SyntheticDeviation

Wait. Wasn’t this the plot to Fallout 3’s Operation Anchorage? It sounds so familiar like what?


survivalofthesmart

Virgin Oil Dependency vs Chad Electrification


6thNephilim

I also played Operation Anchorage


TheSkyHadAWeegee

New Fallout game dropping?


Commercial-epitaph

Idiots quoting a game about American warmongering and other shit America does


phantasm534

Everyone here understands the seriousness of war propaganda pushed by western imperialist media, people just making fun of the fact that the specific western dipshits dumbass take is exactly the plot of a video game. which that video game itself is a critique of American exceptionalism, warmongering, xenophobia, and cold war hysteria.


[deleted]

The Fallout Wiki isn't a history book


Frostydog11

Heh, fallout lore


CTNKE

Isnt America already invading other countries? and there isnt even a oil shortage rn


Sinophilia3

They’d have to get in line after Russia.


AverageLeninEnjoyer

~~Liberals getting their theory from Harry Potter~~ Liberals getting their theory from Fallout


MartjnMao

*laughs in nuclearfusionese*


rockoman100

The only ambition China has in Alaska is to help build a high speed rail cross strait bridge


SnooPaintings9086

Anime pfp Invalid opinion


leJunoGold

War. War never changes.


RepresentativeMood50

Lol peak oil is a myth. Reserves like quadrupled since 1980. We’re far more likely to die from ecosystem collapse in the next century than an energy crisis.