The New "Civilization" Game Has Caused Controversy Over The Inclusion Of A Historic Korean Queen
"I like how you insult Koreans by making them use a shitty leader."
So a couple weeks ago, popular strategy game Civilization VI released trailers for its new expansion, Rise and Fall.
One of the new leaders included in the expansion is seventh-century leader Queen Seondeok of Silla, one of the Three Kingdoms of Korea. She was announced in her own trailer.
A quick history lesson: Queen Seondeok was the first woman leader of Silla, an area that now forms parts of North and South Korea.
Public opinion of the queen is unclear — while her domestic policies, such as encouraging arts and sciences, have been praised, her foreign policy, particularly her dealings with China, remains controversial. A lot of her life remains somewhat unknown and inaccurately reported.