The aircraft carrier USS Bastogne on fire after a direct hit from a Chinese Missile Boat north of the island of Luzon, circa 2072.
Less so Japan advancing and more so the United States and China bleeding each other dry. IIRC the casualties on both sides during the Sino-American War were in the millions (before the bombs), both nation’s economies are entirely focused on the war, and both teetering on societal collapse. If the bombs didn’t drop, I really doubt either power could ever fully recover.This feels more like Red Alert 3 then Fallout. I can buy Japan going hard on technology to save them but being able to challenge China and the USA to such an extent feels rather wank-y