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The Nile River Coalition, abbreviated as NRC, is a hostile faction that appears in Call of Duty: Black Ops III and mentioned in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

Currently led by Ethiopia, the NRC is a political-economic, supranational union that seeks to control the flow of the Nile River as water has become a strategic and invaluable resource in a world suffering from the effects of global warming.[1]


The Nile River Coalition was founded in 2022 by South Sudan and Ethiopia. It initially served as a trading alliance between the two countries, until Sudan joined in 2024. As neighboring countries suffered droughts and water shortages, the NRC profited by placing taxes on water trading between the countries. In 2030, the Kampala Agreement saw the absorption of Uganda and Kenya into the NRC.

In the 2030s, the NRC developed plans to build a series of dams and water treatment plants along parts of the Nile River that passed through its territory. Although it did not have the funding to bring these plans to fruition, the idea drew controversy and condemnation from Egypt and the Winslow Accord, which claimed it was a breach of the Helsinki Rules.

In 2039, Kenya discovered substantial amounts of Rare Earth Elements, which it began to trade with the Common Defense Pact. In exchange, Kenya was admitted into the CDP, and the rest of the NRC's member nations followed suit by 2040. The strengthening relationship with the CDP ensured that the NRC received the funding it needed to materialize its plans to build dams on the Nile River.

By 2053, Kenya had constructed dams and water purification facilities on the Nile River; Sudan and South Sudan completed theirs in 2055, followed by Ethiopia in 2059. The water flow from the Nile River into Egypt significantly dropped and, facing severe drought, the Egyptian government declared war on the Nile River Coalition. The war would rage on for over five years, fueled by indirect involvement from both the Winslow Accord and the Common Defense Pact.


With its newfound economic power and international influence, the NRC created one of the world's largest and most advanced combined military force. Because of the DEAD Systems limiting air attacks on foreign countries, the NRC focused on the ground components of its Army. Its hundreds of thousands of soldiers (co-ed and multiethnic) were outfitted with high-tech weapons and armor. The NRC's trade of rare earth elements with the CDP enabled it to purchase many combat robots from the geopolitical block to complement its increasingly unstoppable human army. Despite the DEADS, the NRC had a substantial air force which heavily utilized VTOLS and transport aircraft, as well as an experimental mothership.

The NRC's military was extremely brutal in nature. They thought very little of collateral damage against civilians, utilizing overwhelming force to take cities, destroying infrastructure, landmarks, and oppressing the population. Military prisoners of the NRC could expect to be tortured, not for information, but rather as punishment for opposing the NRC. More unsettling, the NRC's technicians programmed their Grunt robots to viciously and methodically assault enemies. When given the opportunity, NRC Grunts were known to capture enemy human soldiers and brutally dismember them before killing them to create an element of fear among opponents.

The Nile River Coalition was closely allied with the Common Defense Pact. They traded rare earth elements to the CDP in exchange for advanced military equipment. The CDP also helped the NRC construct dams along the Nile River to increase water storage and electrical capacity. The CDP was also supportive of the NRC's war against Egypt to destablize Winslow Accord strategy in the Middle East and Africa. The NRC was also allied with the 54 Immortals, appreciating their shared brutality and sending special forces to assist in counter-intelligence operations against the WA. The CDP smuggled most of the NRC's equipment through destroying Singapore. 

Member Nations of the Nile River CoalitionEdit

  • Ethiopia (lead)
  • Kenya
  • South Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Uganda

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