Project Description

The Philosophy of Fallout

[Divergence, Economy, Factions]

“If you want to see the fate of democracies, look out the windows.”
-Robert House

Fallout is a well known post-apocalyptic role-playing video game series set in post-nuclear war America.

This presentation unpacks the significant lore from the Fallout franchise, including the divergence from our Cold War history to their Great War, the economic challenges of living in a post-apocalyptic environment, and the motivation and goals of every significant faction from Fallout 1 to Fallout 4.

The value of the Fallout franchise is that it can be easily referenced when describing the political realities of our real world. It also demonstrates the value of economics, as the Great War forced the human population to start again from scratch. This is the magic and appeal of earlier Fallout releases, and it is something that has been lost by the newer cash grab abominations. Set against the rich backdrop of the original Fallout lore, this presentation is filled to the brim with valuable information that can be appreciated by any Fallout player.

This video was the most popular presentation on my channel, with the most encouraging messages and emotional comments to date. I’m also proud that I was able to adequately express the vision of a stateless society as an alternative option in the conclusion.

You can listen to me talk at length about Fallout and this presentation in the commentary track.

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Clips Used (IN ORDER):

A Boy and His Dog 1975 | Conan’s Apocalyptic Fallout 4 Cold Open – CONAN on TBS (YouTube) | Fallout Red Star (YouTube) | Cold War (TV series) 1998 | Captain America: The First Avenger 2011 | Logan’s Run 1976 | Brazil 1985 | Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior 1980 | Doomsday 2008 | Resident Evil 2002 | Sucker Punch 2011 | The Last Days 2013 | X-Men Apocalypse 2016 | Terminator 3 Rise of the Machine 2003 | Terminator 2 Judgment Day 1991 | Terminator Genisys 2015 | Turbo Kid 2015 | Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985 | Resident Evil The Final Chapter 2016 | Resident Evil Afterlife 2010 | The Road 2009 | The Book of Eli 2010 | Unit 731 2015 | Delicatessen 1991 | The Postman 1997 | Fallout Nuka Break (YouTube) | Wolf Creek 2005 | Hostel 2005 | Wolf Creek 2 2013 | Fallout Revelation Pilot 23 (YouTube) | Saw 5 2008 | Hostel 2 2007 | Dr Who s01e01 | The House of the Devil 2009 | Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 | Kill Command 2016 | Aliens 1986 | Alien Resurrection 1997 | Fallout: The Wanderer (YouTube) | Fallout Crossroads (YouTube) | Fallout Lanius (YouTube) | Cleopatra 1963 | Ben-Hur 2016 | Spartacus 1960 | The Fall of the Roman Empire 1964 | Caligula 1979 | Khartoum 1966 | The Wind and the Lion 1975 | BBC The Life of Muhammad 2011 | The Rover 2014 | Gladiator 2000 | Rome S1E2 2005 | Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire 2006 | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989 | Howard Hughes: The Man and the Madness 1999 | The Aviator 2004 | The Patriot 2000 | Barry Lyndon 1975 | PBS Constitution USA 2013 | Black Hawk Down 2001

music Used:

Fallout 1 OST | Fallout 2 OST | Fallout 3 OST | Fallout New Vegas OST | Fallout 4 OST | Civilisation 6 OST | Defcon OST | Mad Max Fury Road OST