The Metro Federation originally consisted of several large groups of survivors who survived the initial blasts of the atomic bombs and took shelter within the metro, most notably Valenti Station and the Boston Airport's subway station. Initially these communities grouped together to create a large and influential power within the metro, who kept many sections of the metro relatively safe and made trade possible.
The charismatic leader of the Federation, Marchand, developed a lust for power and over time became a cruel tyrant who held absolute authority over the citizens of the Federation. With this newfound power, he declared the Federation a sovereign nation under his leadership, and has continued to govern by proclaiming that the Federation must remain the only sovereign power within the metro. All who opposed his absolute rule were either exiled from the Federation permanently, or executed on the spot. Rumors maintain that his bizarrely detrimental and senseless decisions were due to Marchand actually having become insane, likely due to chem and alcohol abuse. Due to his ever increasing paranoia and rumored mental fragility, he declared a costly war on the Metro Alliance, believing them to have formed an evil communist society.
This bloody war still rages on today, having taken the lives of countless men and women from both sides of the conflict. Most notably, noticing that a key Federation stronghold was being captured by the Allianc, Marchand ordered his soldiers to detonate explosives to collapse a massive section of the metro at the sight of the ongoing battle, instantly closing off that section of the metro forever, while burying and killing countless Federation and Alliance soldiers alike. This incident continues to fuel the fire of the war consuming the metro, and has inspired countless citizens from both sides to abandon their faction either out of disgust of the actions of their leaders, or out of fear that they may be killed in a fruitless war.
The Exodus Edit
The Federation makes no distinction between feral and non-feral ghouls, killing all form of ghouls on sight and usually burning their bodies, as seen in the subway tunnel connecting Downtown and the Boston Airport. Soon after radiation began leaking into the highly populated Boston Airport, the vast majority of the airport's settlers turned into feral ghouls, with only a few survivors becoming sentient non-feral ghouls. In response to this, Federation soldiers set up heavy fortifications in the subway line between Downtown and the Boston Airport to hold off the massive ghoul hordes, having been given orders to fire until they ran out of ammo. As the first onslaught of feral ghouls began, some of the airport's non-feral ghouls were caught in the battle while trying to escape the airport. The Federation soldiers, indiscriminate between feral and non-feral ghouls, gunned down these civilians and burned their bodies with the rest of the feral ghouls. Within the subway tunnel on top of an unburnt ghoul pile, the corpse of one of the airport's non-feral ghouls can be found, along with a note.
Sometime after holding back the first onslaught of ghouls, while the Federation soldiers were burning the corpses, a second even more massive horde of ghouls attacked the fortified subway line, possibly attracted by the smell of burning flesh. This time the feral ghouls overwhelmed the Federation's defenses. A surviving group of Federation soldiers retreated from their defensive positions back towards Downtown and sealed the subway's gate shut, leaving their own comrades to die. Very little remains of the Federation soldiers who were locked in the during the bloodbath, as their remains were consumed by the dozens of feral ghouls who still occupy the tunnel.
Tactical Considerations Edit
Survivors need not fear the Federation; even though Federation soldiers are well equipped with potent firearms, they are non-hostile to friendly survivors.