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  1. Ponys123

    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Targaryens were obviously a Targaryen noble family, but Valyria has no ruling family. If you believe I am so stupid as to imply a modern democracy, then it's not my problem. Republic doesn't mean there are no noble families, and noble families don't mean that there's no republic. Republic = a system of government without a monarch. Take republican Rome for example - it had a clear cut aristocracy, but no one in their right mind could claim it had a single ruling family. Valyria was a freeholder republic, like Volantis - with elected triarchs (consuls) and, presumably, senate-like body. You pulled the ruling family part out of your ass.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Valyria had no ruling family, it was a republic. What do you think the Volantenes modelled their government on?
  3. Ponys123

    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    It's expected from a high noble, especially one who doesn't inherit the family's titles, to be a military leader above all. And of course, the landed knights as well, since they make up a large part of the low level (company-ish) command in a feudal army, with higher levels being the responsibility of lords and picked professional household captains.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Assuming the average crew of 100 per ship, with 50/60-ish ships, that'd be around 5000-6000 men. Note that the Iron Fleet's all warships from what I recall, not longships.