- Oct 26, 2017
All routes conquer Fodlan. If Edelgard is an imperialist for unifying Fodlan through force, then Dimitri, Claude, Byleth and the church are imperialists too, even if they don't fancy themselves as such. But whereas most of them annex out of convenience or opportunity during the course of the war, Edelgard is the one with any sort of ideological groundwork for what gives her the right to march against the illegitimate nobles and force them to give up their territories.So not only you are using the both sides argument here, but you are also implying that Edelgard is the only one that is ideological right...
Nah it isnt how things work. You can't excuse Imperialism because your ideology is correct or you think is correct. It is just the same thing the US do with their "Freedom" bs.
This is an important distinction because she also respects the limits of this ideology. The crested nobility are the cause of Fodlan's woes and must be torn asunder, but that does not extend beyond Fodlan. Edelgard's paralogue shows that she respects the border with Almyra and even ends with her stating that she is eager to treat with them to end the long-running border tension. In all endings where Petra survives, Brigid gains their independence during Edelgard's reign amicably.
She views Fodlan as Fodlan, and despite her title she is disdainful of any imperialistic pursuits outside of Fodlan. And yet there is an annoying tendency by some to paint her as the lone imperialist in the game - even going so far as to insinuate that any fans of hers are also apologists for real-world imperialism.