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  1. Victor Newman

    Why does Balon Greyjoy want to attack the North?

    Balon wanted freedom. He didn't need a reason. He wanted to bring back the old way of life for the Iron born. For that he needed to make the islands independent from the rest of the realm.
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    Targaryens marrying sisters

    Sibling incest was the norm among the ruling families of Valyria. There was no reason to avoid it. It made sense for them to continue the practice. The dragons were bonded to the bloodline. They don't want another family to have any chance of bonding the family dragons. The person marrying into the family always carry feelings for their old family and that can cause issues of trust. Look at the many examples: Cat to the Tullys, Cersei to the Lannisters, and Jon Snow to the Starks. The Baratheons never knew but they can never truly trust Cersei. Jon's feelings for the Starks kept him from being loyal to the NW and his duties. There are less issues of trust if both bride and groom are from the same family because there will be conflicts of interests. Sibling marriage and incest make a great deal of sense.
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    Dany and child murder

    Stannis had access to good information to make a responsible decision. He had the words of the wildlings and the men of the watch. The war with the Boltons is a foolish thing. It is a waste of human capital.
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    Foreshadowing the end of house stark

    Those Starks are damned hard to kill because they have two lives. Their human bodies die easy enough but the children can survive within the body of their wolves. I also subscribe to the Stark children all dying and taking second lives as their direwolves. The dead direwolf at the beginning was a warning to Eddard Stark. The mother direwolf might have been his despite his lack of ability to warg. The litter of little wolves was the foretelling of the future of the Stark children.
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    Dany and child murder

    When we say the slavers have to be killed it does not literally mean all of them. It means breaking their ability to fight. The goal is to weaken them and enforce some kind of limitations on the survivors so they can't gain power again. Kill enough of them, the fathers and the sons and daughters of a certain age who resists. Enough will end their resistance in order to survive but what you don't want is for them to survive so they can fight back tomorrow. I say take their wealth and send the boys to different corners of the world. Banish a few to Westeros, send a few to the Iron Isles, maybe the able bodied boys should be sent to the Wall. That's the way to destroy the culture. You might be right about slavery in America. If the slaves had won their freedom the whites might respect them more in the aftermath. But the slaves never outnumbered the whites in America. So it would be impossible for them to win their freedom. Racism, I don't see much. Did you all elect a black president ten years ago. The racism is now against Asians and Hispanics.
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    Pardon for Rickard Karstark

    Another article criticizing the Starks. I see nothing wrong in that. "Pardon for Rickard Karstark" He should have been pardoned.
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    Baelish's plan to the Throne

    I don't. I don't see him realistically becoming king. Not with the information that we have now. But should some gut punch from GM comes and says he's a bastard of Aerys the political landscape will change. Bastards have low claim but a claim nevertheless. Using Sansa Allayne to get power through Harry is the longest of the long shot. Harry has to get his power through Sweetrobin. And Sweetrobin is pretty damn far from any line of succession to the throne. Every claim to the throne is done on the basis of kinship with a Targaryen or a Baratheon.
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    Thanks. Evil in terms of the morality of it. Legal because Tywin ordered it done.
  9. Aegon would be open to this if she can prove to him that he is not Prince Aegon. If she cannot, then they will have to fight it out or one of them will agree to build a new empire somewhere else. It doesn't matter who has the better claim because she can always claim hers is superior because she brought the dragons back and that makes her a Targaryen Goddess. And many will side with her. Aegon will never be able to prove who he is, if he is even a Targaryen. Aegon will have no success in ruling Meereen because he will not carry a lot of authority. He's not Mhysa, nor is he the Breaker of Chains. The slaves will not easily transfer their loyalty to an unknown boy. This boy did not free them from slavery. Aegon will at best only have the Golden Company. That's not even close to enough to control Meereen.
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    The Red Wedding Was Justified.

    There are many of us who dislike the Starks. So please do not make blanket statements that imply they are universally liked. They are not. The Red Wedding was the only move for Walder Frey and Roose Bolton to make sure they finish out this war with their heads on their shoulders. Robb and Catelyn proved to the world that Stark leadership is worth less than sunbaked cowshit. Walder saw them losing and Robb will hang the Freys to dry. It became clear that the Starks do not and never have respected the Freys. Walder owed nothing to the Starks. Ravens flew back and forth with Tywin. The Freys have to prove their worth and the way to do that is to destroy the Stark threat and end their rebellion. But how do the Freys do that? The Starks and his leige lord (Tullys) are bound by blood. Walder had to destroy the Starks and the Tullys at the same time to make sure his family is safe from retaliation. How can David Frey take on the Stark Goliath? The only way is trickery. The RW is not justified from a moral point of view. Neither is the Stark's breaking of an oath. But from the point of view of battle strategy, RW was brilliant.
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    Dany and child murder

    Knights enjoy battle. Oh sure they couch it like it's honor and a sport but they love the thrill of the kill. One who gets no emotional reaction from killing is the weird one like Arya.
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    Dany and child murder

    Jon betrayed the people he was leading. That is why they killed him.
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    Dany and child murder

    Daenerys knows more about Westeros than the average noblewoman there. How much traveling had Fat Walda done before moving north? For that matter, how much travelling has the average lady done. Daenerys knows more than they about Westeros. I will confidently say she knows more about Westeros than Jon Snow, who has never been south of Winterfell.
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    Could Dany conquer Dorne with a Dothraki horde?

    She can quite easily conquer Dorne with a united Dothraki people.
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    Why Lord Walder is great for the story

    My vote goes to Frank Booth for the best villain in American films. Here he is in Blue Velvet. May it bring you joy straight from my heart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=senNDipdmPo