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How would you hold Astapor if you had an army of unsullied?

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I'm just curious how would anyone here handle the Astapor situation. Imagine you're not Dany, but you're you. You don't have dragons, but you do have unsullied, and your knowledge of Planetos.

 

You just had your unsullied take Astapor. You probably arrested the good masters instead of killing them (because you can still kill them later if you want). You have all their giant piles of gold from their coffers. 

 

How would you proceed? I imagine freeing all the slaves is a bad idea. It will instantly destabilize everything. Perhaps build some schools and start slowly educating the slaves? Fortify the city in case someone comes knocking? Send some supplies to nights watch to help them deal with upcoming winter better? 

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It would depend on if I still thought I could end slavery as a side errand, like going to the grocery store before a night out, or if I realized that ending slavery is a long term commitment that will likely require the rest of my life.  If I still intended to conquer Westeros, I would have left Astapor as I found it, I can always try to end slavery once I'm queen in the seven kingdoms.  If I decided that abolition was my true calling and gave up my dream of Westeros then I would have to yes, round up the Masters, and come up with some kind of carrot stick proposition that would keep them in check for a while until I could retool the economy around something else.

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How would you proceed in the short term then? Probably anticipate the issues Dany had and hire all (or as many as you can) Merc companies around before others hire them against you? Take all the gold of the good masters to bring with you, because money is always good for more mercs and such? 

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I would have no clue what I was doing, which is why I would seek out talented and influencial people to advise me.  Wouldn't matter much if they believed in the cause or were just ambitious opportunists.

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