The Video Game That Broke Apart China
from the wow.--that's-powerful dept
Who said video games can’t change the world? That seems to be the fear of the Chinese government, who has banned the video game “Hearts of Iron” for (they claim) “distorting history and damaging China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.” To be honest, I don’t know enough about the video game in question or the specific complaints concerning Chinese history to understand what their specific problems are (and the article is somewhat vague), but, honestly, who could possibly feel threatened that the events in a historical video game could damage a nation’s sovereignty? If one little video game can damage both the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation, you have to wonder how strong those things are in the first place.