Craving Peaches Posted February 5 Share Posted February 5 (edited) I see this claim made all the time to justify Targaryen rule but I am not sure how true it is. One of the claims that is made is that the continent was in a constant state of war all the time. If there were full scale wars going on all the time you would expect the continent to have been more depopulated. I think it's more likely that some of these 'wars' were just border raids vis-à-vis the border reavers in Scotland and England. I get the impression that the Targaryens came there were more frequent but smaller scale conflicts, and after they came there were less frequent larger scale conflicts. Sone people also act like Westeros was a complete dump before the Targaryens came. If this were really the case I think more people would have just submitted to the Targaryen rule rather than resist or need to be coerced. The only people who straight up accept the Targaryens (aside from some crownlands houses (?)) with no sort of 'show of force' are the Riverlands, and that was to kick the Ironborn out, and the North, but we don't know exactly what happened there. I'm not saying it was great, I just don't think it was quite as bad before as some people paint it. I think each 'era' had advantages and disadvantages. The Targaryens improved some things but brought their own issues. Edited February 5 by Craving Peaches kissdbyfire 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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