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The Republic of New England (RNE) is a post-war nation located on the East Coast of the United States, with its territory encompassing the entirety of the New England Commonwealth. The RNE was established in the aftermath of the War of the Commonwealth as the official successor to the Commonwealth Provisional Government. After the Institute defeated the Brotherhood of Steel, the Sole Survivor, who led both the Institute and the Minutemen, combined both factions into the newly formed nation. The RNE is one of the most powerful post-war nations, rivaling even the NCR.

Government and Politics

Although it is intended to be an unofficial successor to the United States, the RNE is a parliamentary republic modeled after pre-war Canada and the European countries. The Sole Survivor viewed the US's system of government as highly flawed, and concluded that imitating it would be a major mistake.


The New England Parliament is a bicameral legislature consisting of the Senate and House of Representatives.

Parliamentary Sovereignty

In contrast with the US's rigid constitution, the RNE's political system was designed with the concept of parliamentary sovereignty in mind, and there are very few restrictions on the New England Parliament's powers. As a safeguard against dictatorship, the electoral system is entrenched in the constitution, and legislation effecting it is still subject to judicial review.


The Senate is the upper house of Parliament and consists of 75 senators. The Senate primarily serves the role of scrutinizing the House of Representatives, and cannot initiate legislation. The Senate can veto or amend legislation passed by the House of Representatives, although the House of Representatives can overrule the Senate with a supermajority vote. The Senate is elected exclusively by university constituencies, and is sometimes characterized as a technocratic institution.

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the lower house of Parliament and consists of 150 members, and is proportionally elected by the citizens of the RNE. Elections are typically held every 4 years, although an election may sometimes be called earlier. Elections are also publicly funded, and private donations to campaigns are tightly regulated.

Executive Branch


Under the RNE's parliamentary system, the President is a largely ceremonial head of state while the Prime Minister is the head of government, although the President does have some minor executive powers. The President is elected by both houses of Parliament and can serve for two 5 year terms. The inaugural President was Geneva.

Prime Minister

As the head of government, the Prime Minister leads the Cabinet, the highest executive body of the RNE. The Prime Minister and the rest of the cabinet ministers are sitting members of the House of Representatives. In order to become Prime Minister, an representative must gain the support of a majority of the House of Representatives. Due to the proportional voting system, a single party majority is extremely rare, and the Prime Minister must have the support of multiple parties. If a majority cannot agree on a Prime Minister within a certain timeframe, the President may appoint a Prime Minister. The House of Representatives can dismiss the Prime Minister at any time with a constructive vote of no confidence. The inaugural Prime Minister was the Sole Survivor.


Research and Development

New England Research and Development (NERD) is the RNE's R&D agency. As the successor of the Institute, NERD still occupies the Institute's original headquarters, and is also made up of the same divisions that the Institute was, except for the SRB, which was reorganized as a separate government agency. Unlike its predecessor, NERD frequently recruits scientists and engineers from the wasteland. As of 2290, NERD is headed by Madison Li.


The New England Defence Force (NEDF) is divided into the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. They also have an intelligence agency. The NEDF is one of the most technologically advanced and well trained militaries in post-war America, outmatching even the Brotherhood of Steel and Enclave.


The Army is the ground force of the NEDF. They employ former Minutemen, Gen 3 synths and a small number of soldiers who defected from the Brotherhood. They are a very well equipped force, making use of plasma rifles, gatling lasers, combat armor, as well as T-51, T-60 and X-01 power armor.

Air Force

The NEDF Air Force is primarily composed of vertibirds that formerly belonged to the Brotherhood of Steel. The Air Force doesn't play a particularly important role, thanks to NERD's teleportation technology which provides the NEDF greater mobility than any aircraft could.


The NEDF is one if only two post-war militaries known to possess a navy, the other being the Enclave, although the NEDF's navy is relatively small, due to the time and resources it takes to build new ships. The NEDF's technicians have managed to restore a small number of pre-war US Navy ships to working order, allowing the RNE to project power far beyond its borders.

Marine Corps

The Marine Corps specializes in amphibious warfare and cooperates closely with the Navy. In addition to using many of the same weapons that the Army does, the marines also use the Marine Combat Armor originally made for the US Marine Corps.


By far the NEDF's greatest asset is their intelligence agency. The Intelligence and Reconnaissance Bureau (IRB) was formed from the Institute SRB. Like the SRB, they employ coursers as their field agents and they have an extensive network of spies, including synth birds that they use as spy drones. As of 2290, the IRB is headed by Alana Secord.

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