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
At least for me personally, I just find it difficult to find pictures that feel like they fit with either the aesthetic or tone of the Fallout world, hence loss of interest(Hope this isn’t dead)
OOC: For a 1973 painting, it's not all too far off the mark. Some of those fictional buildings look a bit like newer skyscrapers built in NYC in the past 10 years (e.g. the Central Park Tower, Steinway Tower, 432 Park Ave, etc.).Photograph of pre-war New York City, circa 2076. The city had a population of roughly 20,000,000 before the bombs were dropped. The entire city was leveled and the population decimated due to its industrial, economic, and population importance. Roughly 10,000 inhabitants who were not in vaults survived the war.