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How would you make the North rich and/or powerful?


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#1 KING-OF-WINTERFELL

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:58 PM

Question is self explanatory, you can choose how long it would take, to borrow, to steal, to build and who to marry and you can choose any time in history as well. But try to make as realistically as possible, I know that's saying something for a fantasy country in a fantasy series, but arguments about westerosi agriculture taught me that you guys are capable of it.


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#2 KingOfTheRock

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 12:59 PM

Is this at the beginning of the series, when the Stark children are alive? And for the marriage, are we talking about the Stark family?



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:05 PM

Is this at the beginning of the series, when the Stark children are alive? And for the marriage, are we talking about the Stark family?

any time in history you want. 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:06 PM

I always wondered why the North does not have any fleet of ships. They have the largest forest extension of westeros so they no lack wood. I would build a fleet of ships to plunder and sack the commertial ships of the free cities  Iron Islands style.

I'd go to illyrio mopatis's house and I'd steal everything.


Edited by Rakim, 21 May 2014 - 01:10 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:10 PM

Invest in building another city on the other side of the north that could trade easily with the Westerlands and the Reach. It would require a fleet to defend it from the ironborn but I think that's something the north should invest in anyway.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

Sell criminals for gold instead of sending them to the Night's Watch. Lucrative new boom market ensues. 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:11 PM

Invest in building another city on the other side of the north that could trade easily with the Westerlands and the Reach. It would require a fleet to defend it from the ironborn but I think that's something the north should invest in anyway.

Might could stop the Greyjoy raids by a marriage pact.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:12 PM

Sell criminals for gold instead of sending them to the Night's Watch. Lucrative new boom market ensues. 

Boom! Slavery.



#9 KING-OF-WINTERFELL

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:14 PM

Invest in building another city on the other side of the north that could trade easily with the Westerlands and the Reach. It would require a fleet to defend it from the ironborn but I think that's something the north should invest in anyway.

 That's what i'm looking for, never disappoint bittersteel, anymore bright idea's?

 

I always wondered why the North does not have any fleet of ships. They have the largest forest extension of westeros so they no lack wood. I would build a fleet of ships to plunder and sack the commertial ships of the free cities  Iron Islands style.

I'd go to illyrio mopatis's house and I'd steal everything.

Because some guy burned it cause daddy ran away into the sunset sea. 



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:17 PM

The North to build it's own citadel and copy he library from the original. 

Also set up winter town's so during winter put the population to work on skilled value added crafts like glass making and create universities like institution in some of these towns.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:19 PM

Add more ports at the eastern side. Open trade with free cities with lower tariff for imports/exports. Charge heavily at the neck a-la lord of the crossing. Explore mining opportunities and tourism. Open the wall for visa business/tourist applications for wildlings.

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:34 PM

As far as richer? Not sure.  More powerful? Fortify the neck like Ned wanted, tell the Lannisters F off and NEVER GO SOUTH.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:37 PM

Kill all Freys.

 

Don't know if that would make them more powerful or richer, but it would certainly make them happier and safer.



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:43 PM

Build a city on the western side of the North, rebuild Moat Cailin, invest in mining of the Mountains to the North of Winterfell.

 

 

Ta da! Profit!!!



#15 C0bR

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:46 PM

dig for oil and gas



#16 Fat Trell

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:48 PM

Homestead Act



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:49 PM

Entice a son of the Blackwoods and other Old God following houses in the South, North and have them bring settlers with them, giving them land in the gift

 

Raise up one of the masterly houses such as Tallhart and begin the building of a city on the west coast

 

Through resources into a fleet

 

Contact Braavos and offer them the trees of the North

 

Increase inns, brothels, etc etc on the route the Kingsroad takes

 

Repair Moat Cailin and make it a seat again



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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:52 PM

Start their own bank offering better terms that the IBB :). Start mortgages, credit & loans etc hahaha and cause the biggest depression plantos has ever seen

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

also, start producing some CO2 emissions to make it little warmer all around



#20 LordToo-Fat-to-Sit-a-Horse

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Posted 21 May 2014 - 01:59 PM

privatize land, so that farmers can work their own property.