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  1. Dying in childbirth without our modern healthcare is very common, consequence of our narrower hips which we need to walk upright. I'd say moontea is not very readily apparent to poor people and most Highborns want as much children (preferably sons) as possible most of the time so they are not inclined to use moontea.
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    Mercator Projection

    No offense but I think the latter is probably accurate, you're looking a bit too much for similarities i think Obviously there are quite a few similarities, but mostly culture-wise I think, geographically the world is quite different other than the obvious comparisons between England and Westeros and Asia and Essos, which are pretty well known and discussed. We humans are also hardwired to look for anything recognizable in any situation which might also play a part.
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    Mercator Projection

    It would only matter if the asoiaf map would turn out to be just like a "local" map and there was for example an entirely new continent between Westeros and Essos in the sunset sea. If it is indeed a map of the entire globe which is just incomplete then it doesn't matter, but I get your point.
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    Mercator Projection

    Yeah I always read it that way as well, trusting the map to be the correct 2D representation of a round planet (which is impossible) , I just always wondered.
  5. No he couldn't, but Jon didn't ( at that point) openly pick a side, he just hosted the guy who actually responded to the NW's plea for help and then subtly gave him some advice on how to win it all.
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    Mercator Projection

    Hold on I'm being retarded, the size of the planet shouldn't matter at all should it, everything would still be equally disproportional.
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    Mercator Projection

    True, but GRRM has stated that "Planetos" is a little bit bigger than Earth, which (correct me if I'm wrong here) would mean that Essos would be even bigger and the North even smaller respectively, no?
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    The Unkown World Of Ice & Fire

    I do think it makes a lot of sense for Mussovy to in fact be located much more towards the "North Pole" especially with 1000 feet high forts, nice catch
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    Mercator Projection

    I missed your theory, but having read it I do think it makes a lot of sense for Mussovy to in fact be located much more towards the "North Pole" especially with 1000 feet high forts, nice catch
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    Mercator Projection

    Hi everyone, Considering that it is stated that the world of ASOIAF is a globe, like our own Earth, that would mean that the map that we are all familiar with is a mercator projection. Which makes me wonder if GRRM did or did not keep that into account when designing the map and whether or not everything is to scale. If he didn't account for this, this would mean that Essos is even more gargantuan than it already is (considering most it's landmass lies around the "equator") and that the lands of always winter and The North in general are in fact much smaller. I realize this is a very minor point that doesn't really affect the story at all, it's just something that's always been on my mind.
  11. ...Because he's still a Stark and totally wants the Boltons to lose. I believe it's even mentioned in the books that he thinks it's probably not wise to support Stannis as much as he does because it does indeed imply that he's not completely neutral, as the NW should be, he just wants to subtly help Stannis overthrow the guys who murdered Robb and co.
  12. Well following your own argument The First Men should be more like Native Americans, considering they were invaded by the Andals who you compare to Europeans.
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    I'd also really like if the show in fact at least touched on the subject of the chaos Dany caused in Slaver's Bay. Yes she freed millions of people from slavery, but then failed to introduce any sort of replacing social structure, resulting in the freed people not having any food or work any more and die due to starvation or sickness. Well done there Dany
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    Jon Snow - First of his Name....

    LOL. While Jon didn't exactly handle the situation well, or put forth a convincing case that she should help him, she came across as the most self-entitled, spoiled bitch ever. All her "arguments" were "I'm queen because I want to be queen and my dad was the king (BUT IM NOT MY DAD), so kneel. ( This is a hyperbole, of course). And her entire story about how she could only trust herself, might have been somewhat true in earlier seasons, when I still liked her, and even then she had Jorah bailing her out. She's got nothing on Jon, and he knows it, he's just too humble to continuously spout of about his achievements.
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    How did The Reach lose?

    According to the show, a lot of bannermen would follow Tarly if he went over (which he apparently did for some reason), so it would make sense that the Lannister-Tarly army would be bigger than the Tyrell+whatever-bannermen-would-still-follow-them army. Still, it should have proven to be no sinecure at all to take a castle like Highgarden, and there should have been thousands, if not thens of thousans of Lannister-Tarly dead in taking it. Instead the show made it seem like a stroll in the park.