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ifnsman
1 month ago#71
Maverick3000 posted...
That isn't nationalism but imperialism. The fact she describes them that way is pretty obvious she doesn't view them as her own people but just subjects to the empire, which is a sign she isn't a nationalist.

Which is funny considering that, if you chose the Black Eagles, she states early on that she's willing to sacrifice her own citizens.
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Vayu_The_End
1 month ago#72
Maverick3000 posted...
Prussian enlightened absolutism. Its pretty obvious the empire itself is fantasy-Prussia during its its rise to power.

Terms like fascism or totalitarianism are pretty much anachronisms in the Fire Emblem (I'd argue democracy and nationalism as well, but I can see an argument for the development of proto-versions of those).

That isn't nationalism but imperialism. The fact she describes them that way is pretty obvious she doesn't view them as her own people but just subjects to the empire, which is a sign she isn't a nationalist.

Imperialism is only really defined as the acquisition of poorer, weaker territories through diplomacy or war. It isnt a particular "mindset".

A mindset of nationalism is the support of one's nation to the detriment of others. The only component that makes it dificult to fully label Edelgard nationalistic, is that she believes that what she is doing is to the benefit of everyone.
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Maverick3000
1 month ago#73
Vayu_The_End posted...


Imperialism is only really defined as the acquisition of poorer, weaker territories through diplomacy or war. It isnt a particular "mindset".

A mindset of nationalism is the support of one's nation to the detriment of others. The only component that makes it dificult to fully label Edelgard nationalistic, is that she believes that what she is doing is to the benefit of everyone.

That isn't what nationalism is. Yes, nationalism can lead to supporting your country over others but that isn't what makes nationalism a thing. Nationalism is the idea of a shared heritage and unity between a group of people, which she doesn't believe in. She doesn't want to take back those countries because she thinks they deserve to be part of the same country, but because it belongs to the empire which is pretty typical imperial/colonial mindset (and yes, imperialism can be ideological or a mindset. See Imperial China or White Man's Burden).
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